Therapeutic Class

Anti-anginal drugs


Nitroglycerin is used for the prophylaxis and long term management of angina pectoris, heart failure and myocardial infarction

Chemical Composition

Nitroglycerin Sustained Release tablet 2.6 mg


Each box contains 60's tablets in Alu-Alu blister pack.

Dosage & Administration

The dosage is determined on the basis of individual requirement depending on the severity of the disease, response to nitroglycerol and development of side-effects. The usual daily dose is initially 1 tablet twice daily. The dose may be gradually increased to 2-3 tablets twice daily.


Hypersensitivity to nitrates. Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Low cardiac output secondary to hypovolemia. Inferior myocardial infarction with right ventricular involvement. Raised intracranial pressure. Mitral valve propalpse. Glaucoma.

Side Effects

Headache, flushing, dizziness, postural hypotension, tachycardia may occur.

Drug Interaction

Orthostatic hypotension may occur with the combined use of calcium channel blockers, antihypertensive agents, phenothiazine, and tricyclic antidepressants. Use of alcohol with nitroglycerin may produce severe hypotension and collapse. Oral nitroglycerin may enhance the bioavailability of dihydroergotamine.