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Nitroglycerin Lingual Spray

If you have chest pain (angina) associated with coronary artery disease, your healthcare provider may prescribe nitroglycerin spray (Nitrolingual®, NitroMist®). This medicine can be used either as soon as an attack of chest pain begins or right before an activity that is expected to cause chest pain.
Nitroglycerin spray works by relaxing the veins and arteries of the body to improve blood flow to the heart. You can spray this medicine on or under the tongue (lingual use). Nitroglycerin spray can be used up to three times in 15 minutes. If your chest pain continues after the third dose, seek immediate medical attention, as you may be having a heart attack or another heart problem.
(For more information on this lingual spray, click Nitroglycerin Spray. This full-length article provides a complete overview of this medication, including potential side effects and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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