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Brand Names: Nitrolingual, Nitrolingual Duo Pack, Nitromist, Nitrostat, Nitro-Time

Generic Name: nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual) (Pronunciation: NYE troe GLI ser in (OR al/sub LIN gwal))

What is nitroglycerin (Nitrolingual, Nitrolingual Duo Pack, Nitromist, Nitrostat, Nitro-Time)?

Nitroglycerin is in a group of drugs called nitrates. Nitroglycerin dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump.

Nitroglycerin is used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina).

Nitroglycerin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Nitroglycerin 2.5 mg ER_EON

clear/purple, imprinted with E5174

Nitroglycerin 2.5 mg-ETH

clear/purple, imprinted with ETHEX, 004

Nitroglycerin 6.5 mg ER-EON

blue/yellow, imprinted with E1235

Nitroglycerin 6.5 mg-ETH

blue/yellow, imprinted with ETHEX, 005

Nitroglycerin 9 mg ER-EON

green/yellow, imprinted with E1217

Nitroglycerin ER 9 mg-ETH

clear, imprinted with ETHEX, 006

Nitroquick 0.3 mg-ETH

oval, white, imprinted with 3, ETH

Nitroquick 0.4 mg-ETH

oval, white, imprinted with 4, ETH

Nitroquick 0.6 mg

oval, white, imprinted with 6, ETH

Nitrostat 0.3 mg

round, white, imprinted with 3, N

Nitrostat 0.4 mg

round, white, imprinted with 4, N

What are the possible side effects of nitroglycerin (Nitrolingual, Nitrolingual Duo Pack, Nitromist, Nitrostat, Nitro-Time)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heart rate;
  • blurred vision or dry mouth;
  • nausea, vomiting, sweating, pale skin, feeling like you might pass out; or
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild burning or tingling with the tablet in your mouth;
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin; or
  • feeling weak or dizzy.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about nitroglycerin (Nitrolingual, Nitrolingual Duo Pack, Nitromist, Nitrostat, Nitro-Time)?

Do not use nitroglycerin if you are taking sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra). Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take nitroglycerin while you are using sildenafil.

Nitroglycerin can cause severe headaches, especially when you first start using it. These headaches may gradually become less severe as you continue to use nitroglycerin. Do not stop taking the medication. Ask your doctor before using any headache pain medication.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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