Glyceryl Trinitrate

Latest prescription information about Glyceryl Trinitrate. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Glyceryl Trinitrate

Therapeutic Classification : Vasodilators

ICD Code : Y52.3

Trade Name(s): 
India- Angised, Angispan-T, Glynit, Gtn Sorbit, Gtn Spray, Leonite, Lygly, Myonit, Myovin, Nglong, Ngtel, Nig, Nig Inj, Nitrocerin, Nitrocin, Nitroconti, Nitrocure, Nitroday, Nitroderm, Nitrofast, Nitrogesic, Nitroglyn, Nitroject, Nitrolife, Nitroplus , Nitrosol, Nitrovir, Nizo, Top Nitro, Vasovin.
International- Dilatrate-SR, IMDUR, ISDN Isordil,Tembids, Monoket, Nitrocot Nitroglyn E-R, Nitro-par, Nitro-time, Sorbitrate, Apo-ISDN, Cedocard-SR, Coradur, Coronex, Isordil, Titradose.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an organic nitrate, prescribed for angina and heart failure. It relaxes blood vessels and helps the heart in pumping the blood easily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Hypersensitivity.

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult- PO- The recommended initial dose is 0.2 mg/hour to 0.4 mg/hour. It may be increased upto 0.4 mg to 0.8 mg/hour for 10 to 12 hours daily for at least 1 month.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, to be placed under the tongue.
It also comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, underactive thyroid, malnutrition, chills, stroke, lung disease, increased eye pressure, mitral valve prolapse, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid abrupt withdrawal in patients who have received prolonged high dose infusions.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Most Common - Facial flushing, dizziness, fast heart rate, headache and tolerance.
Large doses can cause vomiting, restlessness, low blood pressure and fainting.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature.