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Nitrates (Medication)

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Nitrates are medications used for treating or preventing heart pain (angina, chest pain) caused by heart disease, usually of the arteries in the heart.

What are examples of nitrates available in the United States?

Examples of generic and brand names of nitrates include:

nitroglycerin sublingual tablet (Nitrostat) nitroglycerin lingual aerosol (Nitromist) nitrolinglycerin pumpspray (Nitrolingual Pumpsprapy) nitroglycerin lingual (Nitrolingual Pumpspray) nitroglycerin transdermal ointment (Nitro-Bid) nitroglycerin transdermal infusion system (Nitro-Dur) nitroglycerin transdermal therapeutic system (Transderm-Nitro) Nitroglycerin oral capsule (Nitro-Time) nitroglycerin intravenous isosorbide mononitrate and dinitrate (Isordil, Isordil Titradose, Dilatrate-SR)) What are the side effects of nitrates?

Common side effects of nitrates include:

Headache Dizziness Lightheadedness Nausea Flushing Burning and tingling under the tongue Low blood pressure

Other side effects include:

Skin irritation Itching Topical allergic reactions may also occur with the topical patch form

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