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Nitroglycerin

Also known as Rectiv


Nitroglycerin (NG), also known as nitroglycerine, trinitroglycerin, trinitroglycerine, or nitro, is more correctly known as glyceryl trinitrate or more formally: 1,2,3-trinitroxypropane. It is a heavy, colorless, oily, explosive liquid most commonly produced by treating glycerol with white fuming nitric acid under conditions appropriate to the formation of the nitric acid ester. Chemically, the substance is an organic nitrate compound rather than a nitro compound, but the traditional name is often retained. Since the 1860s, nitroglycerin has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives, mostly dynamite, and as such it is employed in the construction, demolition, and mining industries. Similarly, since the 1880s, it has been used by the military as an active ingredient, and a gelatinizer for nitrocellulose, in some solid propellants, such as Cordite and Ballistite.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $31.36 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed nitroglycerin to treat sharp chest pain, coronary atherosclerosis, angina, and heart failure.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take nitroglycerin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions


What side effects are related?

Patients taking nitroglycerin most commonly experience side effects like headache, fainting, and angina.

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