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Generic Nitro-Dur

NITROGLYCERIN is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. It will not help to stop an episode of chest pain. Compare nitrates.
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Minitran Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Check your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your heart rate and blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you feel your medicine is no longer having any effect.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

If you are going to have a MRI procedure, let your MRI technician know about the use of these patches. Some drug patches contain an aluminum backing that can become heated when exposed to MRI and may cause burns. You may need to temporarily remove the patch during the MRI procedure.

If the patch pulls loose or falls off, fold it in half (sticky side in) and throw away out of the reach of children or pets. Replace with a fresh patch.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Lightheadedness

Less common

Arm, back, or jaw pain

blurred vision

chest pain or discomfort

chest tightness or heaviness

confusion

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fainting

fast or irregular heartbeat

nausea

sweating

unusual tiredness or weakness

Rare

Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms

dark urine

difficulty with breathing

fever

headache

pale skin

rapid heart rate

sore throat

unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin

cough

difficulty with swallowing

hives or rash

itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Blurred or loss of vision

bulging soft spot on the head of an infant

change in consciousness

change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow

cold, clammy skin

disturbed color perception

double vision

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

halos around lights

headache, severe and throbbing

loss of consciousness

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights

paralysis

sensation of spinning

tunnel vision

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Rare

Burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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