Glyceryl Trinitrate Actavis

Glyceryl Trinitrate Actavis

glyceryl trinitrate




Concise Prescribing Info
Glyceryl trinitrate
Prevents or stops chest pain caused by angina pectoris. Stops spasms in the blood vessels of the heart.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 1 tab SL. Repeat dose after 5 min if symptoms are not relieved. If pain persists after a total of 3 doses in 15 min, seek medical advice immediately.
May be taken with or without food: Place tab under the tongue & allow to dissolve slowly. Do not swallow.
Hypersensitivity to glyceryl trinitrate or nitrates. Anaemia, raised pressure in the head (including those caused by head accident or bleeding on the brain, causing painful eyes, changes in vision & headache especially behind the eyes); glaucoma. Concomitant use w/ sildenafil or similar medicines (eg, tadalafil or vardenafil) used for erectile dysfunction.
Special Precautions
Severe liver or kidney problems; under active thyroid gland; recent heart attack; hypothermia; malnutrition; hypoxaemia; very low BP or low blood vol or conditions that lower blood vol in the heart; heart conditions: narrowing of heart valves, inflammation of the heart, build-up of fluid around the heart or heart failure; cerebrovascular disease. Intolerance to some sugars. Avoid alcohol intake. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Throbbing headache. Spinning sensation, postural hypotension, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness. Fainting, facial flushing, feeling or being sick, localised burning sensation, tongue blistering. Rarely, allergic skin reactions.
Drug Interactions
Sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil; heparin; n-acetylcysteine; long-acting nitrates; antihypertensives; medicines that can cause dry mouth (amitriptyline, disopyramide, atropine & propantheline, TCAs); apomorphine, ergot alkaloids.
MIMS Class
Anti-Anginal Drugs / Cardiac Drugs
ATC Classification
C01DA02 - glyceryl trinitrate ; Belongs to the class of organic nitrate vasodilators. Used in the treatment of cardiac disease.
Glyceryl Trinitrate Actavis tab 500 mcg
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