GENERIC NAME: NITROGLYCERIN - INJECTION (nye-troh-GLISS-er-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Nitro-Bid, Tridil
USES: This medication is used to control high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, lung congestion and chest pain especially in heart attack patients. It decreases the workload on the heart by enlarging (dilating) blood vessels.
HOW TO USE: This drug is given by vein (IV), diluted in a sugar or saline IV solution. The dosage is based on facts such as your blood pressure, symptoms, degree of heart failure or chest pain, age and overall medical condition. Your body may get used to the drug (tolerance), may not work as well and may require an increase in dosage. This drug is absorbed by plastics, so the dosage varies depending on the type of IV you have. All usage instructions must be followed carefully.
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