Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate)
What is Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate) used for?
Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate) is a spray prescribed to prevent angina caused by intense physicial activities in patients suffering from coronary heart disease or other similar conditions. The medication is normally administered just prior to activities such as exercise or sexual activity. It operates by relaxing the blood vessels to allow easier blood circulation and lower the amount of work placed on the heart. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate)?
Always follow the instructions of your physician while using Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one spray administered under the tongue five to ten minutes before physical activity, but your instructions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Do not spit or eat within five minutes of using the spray as the dose may not be completely absorbed. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate)?
Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are postural hypotension, bradycardia, tachycardia, faintness, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe swelling, or difficulty breathing. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate) if you are allergic to nitrates, if the patient is a child, or if you have a cerebral hemorrhage, cardiac tamponade, low circulation volume, hypotension, constrictive pericarditis, aortic stenosis, mitral valve stenosis, closed angle glaucoma, anemia, or if you have had a recent head injury. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have malnutrition, hypothyroidism, low oxygen levels in the blood, hypothermia, severely decreased kidney function, severely decreased liver function, or if you have recently had a heart attack. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.