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NitroMist

NitroMist
(nitroglycerin)
lingual aerosol

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nitroglycerin, an organic nitrate, is a vasodilator which has effects on both arteries and veins. The chemical name for nitroglycerin is 1,2,3-propanetriol trinitrate (C3H5N3O9). The compound has a molecular weight of 227.09. The chemical structure is:

Nitromist (nitroglycerin) Structural Formula Illustration

NitroMist (nitroglycerin) lingual aerosol is a metered-dose spray containing 230 metered sprays of nitroglycerin. This product delivers 400 mcg of nitroglycerin per actuation in the form of spray droplets on or under the tongue. Inactive ingredients: caprylic/capric diglycerol succinate, peppermint oil, L(-)-menthol, n-butane.

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.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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