Dose Form : PATCH
Description : NITRODERM TTS - 5 PATCH
Route Of Administration : SUBCUTANEOUS
Pack : 1
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Dose Form : PATCH
Description : NITRODERM TTS - 5 PATCH
Route Of Administration : SUBCUTANEOUS
Pack : 1

Drug Ingredient Information



Information for patients
Drug Information Glyceryl trinitrate is a patch which you stick on your skin. The patch contains a supply of glyceryl trinitrate which is released from the patch and absorbed through the skin and into the blood vessels. This is called a transdermal patch. Glyceryl trinitrate, the active ingredient in the patches is one of a group of medicines called vasodilators. These cause blood vessels to relax, increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and reducing the amount of work the heart has to do.Glyceryl trinitrate are used to prevent angina attacks. Angina means a painful tightness in the chest. This is a good description of a typical attack, although the pain may also be felt in the arm or neck.The pain really comes from the heart muscle and is a sign that part of the muscle is not getting enough blood supply for the amount of work it has to do. Glyceryl trinitrate 5 is also used in patients who are receiving food or drugs directly into a vein (intravenously) to prevent irritation and the intravenous fluid leaking into the surrounding tissue.
Drug Alert
Alert you think you may be allergic to glyceryl trinitrate or other nitrates or to any of the other ingredients of the patch. you have very low blood pressure. you have headaches, vomiting or seizures as a result of raised pressure inside the skull. you have any problems with your heart because of faulty valves or inflammation. you are taking any medicines for erectile dysfunction (male impotence).
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug Have you recently had a heart attack or do you have heart failure or other heart problems? ?? Do you suffer from anaemia or lung disease? ?? Are you pregnant or trying to become pregnant? Are you breast feeding?
Drug Special Care Be careful when drinking alcohol as the patch may affect you more than usual and you might feel faint or dizzy. You might find that your GTN (glyceryl trinitrate) tablets or spray aren’t working as well as they used to. Discuss this with your doctor.You must tell the doctor or nurse if you are wearing a patch before an MRI scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan to visualise internal organs and tissues of the body), diathermy treatment (treatment using hot wires) and before electrical treatment on the heart.
Drug Drug Interactions Medicines for depression Ergotamine products which are usually given for migraine Medicines for erectile dysfunction (male impotence) Medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems Aspirin or other painkillers called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) Diuretics ("water tablets") Tranquillisers (e.g. chlorpromazine, flupenthixol, haloperidol, clozapine).
Drug Pregnancy Interaction no data available
Drug Breast feeding Interaction no data available
Drug Machinery Interaction Some people have reported feeling faint or dizzy when they have started to use the patches. You should not drive or operate machinery if you are affected.
Drug More Information no data available
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info no data available
Drug quanitty It is important to follow what your doctor says about how and when to use your patches. The dose will be on the pharmacist’s label. Check the label carefully. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. The doctor will tell you how often to change the patch. Discard the old patch carefully because it will still contain a little of the active ingredient. The side of the chest is a suitable place to apply the patch. Choose a different area of skin each time you apply a new patch. Leave several days before you use the same patch of skin again.
Drug Dose To prevent angina The usual dosage for adults and the elderly is one or two patches applied daily. The doctor will have decided which strength of patch you need.You may be told to wear a patch all of the time or for only part of the day. Don’t forget to follow the doctor’s instructions exactly. Do not stop using the patches suddenly without consulting your doctor first.Sometimes patches are not enough to prevent all of your angina attacks and you may be given tablets as well. Make sure you know when you need to take the tablets.To prevent skin irritation when you are receiving drugs intravenously (into a vein) One Glyceryl trinitrate patch will be applied when the treatment is started and the patch changed every 3-4 days until the treatment is stopped. Glyceryl trinitrate is not suitable for children.
Excess Drug Consumption If you accidentally apply too many Glyceryl trinitrate patches, tell your doctor or nearest hospital casualty department immediately. Take your medicine pack with you.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget to change your patch, do not worry. Put on a new one as soon as you remember.Then go on as before.
Stop Drug Consumption Do not stop the drug untill your doctor says you to do so.
Possible Side Effects
General Information Nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick).
Common Drug Side Effects Headaches. These will probably wear off after a few days. If necessary you can take mild painkillers e.g. paracetamol.
Rare Drug Side Effects Reddening, itching or burning of the skin at the site of the patch. Be sure to put your patch in a different place each day. Allergic skin reactions such as reddening or itching anywhere on the body.
Very Rare Drug Side Effects Increased heart rate or palpitations. Feeling faint or light-headed on standing, or feeling dizzy. Flushing of the face.
Drug Side Effects Symptoms no data available
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep your patches below 25ºC. Do not open the sealed satchet until you are going to use the patch. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.Do not use the patches after the expiry date which is printed on the outside of the pack. If your doctor tells you to stop using Glyceryl trinitrate patches, please take any which are left back to your pharmacist to be destroyed. Only keep them if the doctor tells you to. Do not throw them away with your normal household water or waste. This will help to protect the environment.

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