Treatment Tips for Nitroglycerin Ointment

General Information on Using Nitroglycerin Ointment

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with nitroglycerin ointment include the following:
  • This medication should be applied using the special dose-measuring applicators that come with it.
  • The ointment is usually applied twice daily, typically in the morning and six hours later.
  • Measure the ointment as directed, such as a half-inch or one inch, using the dose-measuring applicator. Place the applicator ointment side down on the chest or other areas of the skin and tape into place.
  • If you are using nitroglycerin ointment "off-label" for something other than preventing chest pain, you will probably have different directions for use.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your nitroglycerin ointment dosage, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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