Nitrolingual spray (Glyceryl Trinitrate) is used in the prevention and treatment of angina.

Why have I been prescribed Nitrolingual Spray?

Nitrolingual spray (Glyceryl Trinitrate) is used in the prevention and treatment of angina.

How does it work?

The ingredient in Nitrolingual (Glyceryl Trinitrate) is known as a vasodilator. It widens the blood vessels very quickly allowing blood to flow more easily.

When and how do I take it?

  • Most people do not need to use this regularly. Just when they feel an attack coming on or in some circumstances to prevent an attack occurring.
  • At the onset of an attack: one or two sprays under the tongue. No more than three metered-doses are generally recommended at any one time. Wait five minutes. If pain is still present after five minutes, use another one or two sprays and wait a further five minutes.
  • If pain is still present after ten minutes, use another one or two sprays and again wait five minutes. If pain is not relieved after 15mins, call your doctor.
  • For the prevention of exercise induced angina or in other precipitating conditions: one or two 400 microgram metered doses sprayed under the tongue immediately prior to the event.

What’s the dose?

One spray contains 400 micrograms of glyceryl trinitrate. One or two sprays at a time is the usual dose.

Could it interact with other tablets?

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medication including non-prescription and herbal items.
  • Especially tell your doctor if you are taking medications for erectile dysfunction as these together with the Nitrolingual spray may cause your blood pressure to go too low.

What are the possible risks or side-effects?

The most common side effects are:

Can I drink alcohol while taking it?

Alcohol together with Nitrolingual can result in very low blood pressure and should not be consumed around the same time as using Nitrolingual.

What if I’m pregnant/breastfeeding?

Nitrolingual spray is not generally recommended and should be used only if potential benefit outweigh potential risk to the baby.


If you have any more questions please ask your Pharmacist.

Remember to keep all medicines out of reach of children
Please Note:
We have made every effort to ensure that the content of this information sheet is correct at time of publish, but remember that information about drugs may change. This sheet does not list all the uses and side-effects associated with this drug. For full details please see the drug information leaflet which comes with your medicine. Your doctor will assess your medical circumstances and draw your attention to any information or side-effects which may be relevant in your particular case.

References:

http://www.nitrolingual.com/learn-about-nitrolingual/how-to-use

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/heart-and-blood/a7220/nitrolingual-pump-spray-glyceryl-trinitrate/

http://www.drugs.com/cdi/nitrolingual-pumpspray-spray.html

http://www.rxlist.com/nitrolingual-pumpspray-drug.htm

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/1044