Nitro-bid Generic Name & Formulations
Nitroglycerin 2% (15mg/inch); oint; contains lanolin.
Oint—30g, 60g (w. applicator); Oint—48 x 1g packets
Prophylaxis of angina. Not for acute attacks.
Nitro-bid Dosage and Administration
Apply, using applicator, usually to the chest and occlude. Initially ½ inch on awakening and then 6 hrs later; may increase to 1 inch, then to 2 inches twice daily.
Nitro-bid Boxed Warnings
Acute MI. CHF. Hypotension. Volume depleted. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Avoid abrupt cessation. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
See Contraindications. Severe hypotension with sildenafil. Vasodilating effects potentiated with alcohol, other vasodilators. Orthostatic hypotension with calcium channel blockers.
Nitro-bid Adverse Reactions
Headache, dizziness, flushing, orthostatic hypotension, rash; syncope, methemoglobinemia (rare).
Nitro-bid Clinical Trials
Nitro-bid Patient Counseling