Sublingual Glycerol Trinitrate

(Anginine, S/L GTN)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

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Description

-  Shortacting sublingual GTN (nitrate) tablet which causes venodilation & arterial vasodilation

 

Features

-  Directly absorbed into blood stream bypassing liver metabolism

 

Dose

-  600-900mcg

-  300mcg initial dose in elderly

 

Indications

-  Angina prevention

-  AMI

 

Side Effects

-  Tolerance: loss of symptomatic & haemodynamic effects

-  Do not prescribe w Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis) or Verdenafil (Levitra): may produce severe hypotension