GTN 0.4MG SPRAY

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200 MDI in 1 packet
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Substitutes for GTN SPRAY

NITROLINGUAL 0.4MG SPRAY
Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
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Medicine Overview of GTN SPRAY

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Uses of GTN SPRAY

Gtn 0.4mg spray is used in the treatment of chest pain (angina).
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Side effects of GTN SPRAY

Common

Headache, Dizziness, Flushing of face, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

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How to use GTN SPRAY

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How GTN SPRAY works

Gtn 0.4mg spray reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.

In Depth Information on GTN SPRAY

Expert advice for GTN SPRAY

  • Do not take glyceryl trinitrate tablets, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to glyceryl trinitrate.
  • Consult your doctor, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking glyceryl trinitrate.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. If affected, do not drive or operate machines.
Warnings
Special precautions for GTN 0.4MG SPRAY
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Gtn 0.4mg spray is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Gtn 0.4mg spray is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
patients should not drive or operate machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be exercised in cases of severe renal impairment;
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Liver
SAFE
There is no interaction between liver impairment and consumi
ng this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Glyceryl Trinitrate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for GTN 0.4MG SPRAY

Frequently asked questions for Glyceryl Trinitrate

Q. What is glyceryl trinitrate?
Glyceryl trinitrate belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What does glyceryl trinitrate treat?
Glyceryl trinitrate is used to prevent or stop angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart) and stop spasms in the blood vessels of the heart.
Q. Is glyceryl trinitrate a vasodilator?
Glyceryl trinitrate belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It works by relaxing the blood vessels of the heart, reducing the strain on the heart and making it easier to pump blood.
Q. How does glyceryl trinitrate cause vasodilation?
Vasodilation with glyceryl trinitrate is achieved by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing the smooth muscles of the blood vessels.
Q. How is glyceryl trinitrate is taken?
glyceryl trinitrate is taken in the form of sublingual tablets, sprays, and transdermal patches for the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart).
Q. Is glyceryl trinitrate a beta blocker?
Glyceryl trinitrate is not a beta blocker. Glyceryl trinitrate belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. Is glyceryl trinitrate harmful?
Glyceryl trinitrate is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is glyceryl trinitrate a steroid?
Glyceryl trinitrate is not a steroid. Glyceryl trinitrate belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What is glyceryl trinitrate spray used for?
Glyceryl trinitrate spray is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Q. How does glyceryl trinitrate spray work?
Glyceryl trinitrate spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of glyceryl trinitrate, the active ingredient, each time the button is pressed. It is to be used under your tongue and should not be inhaled. It is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Q. Why is glyceryl trinitrate given sublingually?
Glyceryl trinitrate is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Glyceryl trinitrate is also readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, but due to its large breakdown (extensive first-pass metabolism) in the liver, its bioavailability (fraction of a given dose in an unchanged form that reaches the systemic circulation) is decreased.
Q. Does glyceryl trinitrate work like sildenafil?
Both sildenafil and glyceryl trinitrate work by dilation of blood vessels which helps in a better blood flow but the mechanisms are entirely different and they are used for different conditions. Sildenafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and glyceryl trinitrate is used for the treatment of chest pain. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for your disease conditions.
Q. Does glyceryl trinitrate work?
Glyceryl trinitrate works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Q. Why does glyceryl trinitrate cause a headache?
Headache is a side effect of glyceryl trinitrate and this can be due to the dilation of cerebral arteries (those arteries supplying different parts of the brain). It usually disappears within several days of continued treatment.
Q. How does glyceryl trinitrate relieve angina pectoris?
Glyceryl Trinitrate belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It acts by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing its smooth muscles. This reduces the strain on the heart by making it easier to pump blood. In this manner, glyceryl trinitrate relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Q. How does glyceryl trinitrate reduce blood pressure?
Glyceryl trinitrate reduces the blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels and decreasing the workload of the heart. However, it is not used for the treatment of high blood pressure.
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