Nitroglycerin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Nitroglycerin?

(nye troe GLI ser in)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat chest pain or pressure.

• This medicine is used to improve a weakened heart.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• The patch may contain conducting metal. Remove patch before MRI.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and cool environment may help.

• Headache. Usually improves after taking the medicine regularly for a week.

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