nitroglycerin - sublingual, Nitrostat
GENERIC NAME: NITROGLYCERIN - SUBLINGUAL (NYE-troe-GLIS-er-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Nitrostat
USES: This medication is used before physical activities (such as exercise, sexual activity) to prevent chest pain (angina) in people with a certain heart condition (coronary artery disease). It may also be used to relieve chest pain in these people once it occurs.Nitroglycerin belongs to a class of drugs known as nitrates. Angina occurs when the heart muscle is not getting enough blood. This drug works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily to the heart.
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