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Minitran Patch
(Nitroglycerin)

Manufacturer : 3m Pharmaceuticals
Formulation : Transdermal patch

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Minitran Patch /Nitroglycerin used for?

Minitran Patch is a nitrate patch that is used to relax and widen blood vessels in order to prevent chronic chest pain that has been caused by heart disease.

How should Minitran Patch /Nitroglycerin be stored?

Minitran Patches should be stored in their original container, in an area that is at room temperature and is protected from sunlight, heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Minitran Patch/Nitroglycerin ?

Minitran Patch should be applied to a hairless area, preferably the chest, inside of upper arm, shoulder or back. Wash hands before and after handling Minitran Patch. Minitran Patches should only be worn for ten to twelve hours each day, in order to ensure that you have a nitrate-free period of time each day. Ensure that you wear Minitran Patch at the same time each day in order to receive maximum benefits from this medicine. Minitran Patch is a prescription medication that should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined on your prescription. If your prescription is unclear, or if you are confused by the directions on your prescription, contact your healthcare provider for more information.

When should Minitran Patch /Nitroglycerin not be taken?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Minitran Patch, including the adhesive that allows the patch to stick to your skin, do not take this medication. If you have severe anemia, a severe head injury, increased pressure in your brain or if you are taking a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, taking Minitran Patch is not recommended.

What precautions should I follow when taking Minitran Patch /Nitroglycerin ?

Before you begin using the Minitran Patch, talk to your doctor if any of the following apply to you: you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; you are taking any prescription or non prescription medications; you have allergies any substances; you drink alcoholic beverages; you have a history of stroke, or any other heart problems; or if you have anemia, low blood pressure and symptoms of dehydration.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Minitran Patch /Nitroglycerin ?

Drinking alcohol or taking Minitran Patch with other medications may increase the severity of certain side effects, including dizziness and blurred vision. Drinking alcohol while taking Minitran Patch is not recommended. Talk to your doctor if you suspect that any of your current medications are interacting with Minitran Patch.

When should Minitran Patch /Nitroglycerin not be taken?

Severe: blurred vision; dry mouth; new or worsening chest pain; fainting; pale skin; flushing; severe allergic reactions; irregular heartbeat; pounding in the chest; rapid heartbeat; slow heartbeat; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; heavy sweating;

Common and Less Serious Side Effects: flushing of face and neck; headache; irritation at site of patch; nausea; vomiting; or dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting when sitting up or standing.

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