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Minitran Medication Information

Available by prescription only, MinitranTM (nitroglycerin patch) is a medication used to prevent angina, or chest pain, in certain people.
 
The medicine comes in the form of a skin patch that is sold in four different strengths. A patch is worn for 12 to 14 hours each day. At the end of this 12- to 14-hour period, the patch is removed to give the body a small break from the nitroglycerin contained in it. This drug is not approved to treat angina attacks that have already started.
 
Before recommending Minitran, your healthcare provider will need specific information from you to make sure this medication is appropriate. For example, a detailed list of all medicines you are taking, including nonprescription products and herbal supplements, will be required. Your healthcare provider will also need to know if you have any other medical conditions, such as low blood pressure or dehydration. The most common side effect of this drug is a headache.
 
(To learn more about this medication, click Minitran. This article provides information on how it works, what to expect during treatment, safety issues to keep in mind, and more.)
 

Minitran Medication Information

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