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Is It Safe for Children to Use Nitroglycerin Ointment?
This medication is not approved for use in children. If your healthcare provider recommends nitroglycerin ointment for your child, make sure to discuss both the risks and benefits.
Is Nitroglycerin Ointment Used for Off-Label Reasons?
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this drug for something other than the prevention of angina attacks. This would be known as an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label uses of nitroglycerin ointment might include treatment of the following conditions:
Anal fissures (a different form of nitroglycerin ointment, Rectiv™, is approved for this use)
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