NitroMist Uses

People with coronary artery disease may benefit from using NitroMist. Specifically, this drug relieves angina (chest pain) by relaxing the blood vessels and improving blood flow to the heart. NitroMist helps relieve angina once it has started and can also be used immediately prior to activity that is expected to cause chest pain. There are currently no "off-label" uses for NitroMist.

What Is NitroMist Used For?

NitroMist® (nitroglycerin spray) is a prescription mouth spray specifically approved for treating attacks of angina pectoris associated with coronary artery disease. This means that this drug is approved to relieve episodes of chest pain caused by coronary artery disease (also known as coronary heart disease), a condition in which the small blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart become too narrow to adequately supply the heart with enough blood and oxygen.
NitroMist is also approved for use just before activities that will likely result in chest pain. Typically, these activities involve physical exertion, such as exercise or sexual intercourse.
NitroMist does not work long enough to prevent future attacks of angina. If you find that you are having frequent attacks, talk with your healthcare provider about a longer-acting form of nitroglycerin or another form of treatment that is more appropriate for such situations.

How Does NitroMist Work?

NitroMist works by relaxing the veins and arteries in the body. With the arteries and veins relaxed, the heart does not need to work so hard and does not require as much oxygen. Because angina is usually caused when there is not enough oxygen to meet the heart's needs, using NitroMist can help relieve angina attacks.

Is It Safe for Children?

NitroMist is not approved for use in children. If your healthcare provider recommends this product for your child, make sure to discuss the risks and benefits. Because angina due to coronary artery disease is most common in older adults, it would be highly unlikely that a healthcare provider would recommend NitroMist for a child.
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