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What is Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate) used for?
Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate) is a nitrate medication used to treat patients suffering from heart failure or angina. It operates by relaxing blood vessels in the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. This action may also make it useful for preventing cardiac conditions such as heart attacks or strokes. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate)?
Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate) is normally applied once daily and removed after twelve to fourteen hours. Your particular directions will be determined by your physician based on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the patch remove the backing and apply the adhesive side to a patch of skin that is flat and free of wrinkles such as the upper arm, chest, or hip. Do not apply the patches to the same area of skin to avoid skin irritation. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication prior to use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate)?
Some patients using Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate) patches may experience side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may occur during treatment include severe drops in blood pressure, faintness, bradycardia, tachycardia, deterioration of angina symptoms, severe skin reactions, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you encounter that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct response is taken to prevent further problems from occurring. These may include lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not begin using Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate) if you are allergic to nitrates, if the patient is a young child, if you have severe anemia, closed angle glaucoma, hypotension, low blood volume, mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis, a recent head injury, cerebral hemorrhage, closed angle glaucoma, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, or cardiac tamponade. Also disclose if you have malnutrition, hypothermia, hypothyroidism, low oxygen levels in the blood, severely decreased liver function, severely decreased kidney function, or if you have recently had a heart attack. These conditions may require special adjustments to your treatment to prevent further problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nitroderm TTS (Glyceryl Trinitrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.