Healthcare providers recommend Nitrolingual® Pumpspray (nitroglycerin spray) to treat attacks of angina (chest pain). It can also be used 5 to 10 minutes before an activity that is expected to bring on an episode of chest pain.
Although Nitrolingual is a liquid, it comes in a spray bottle so that the medication can be administered onto or under the tongue. Do not rinse out your mouth or spit for at least 5 to 10 minutes after taking a dose. If your chest pain continues, you can take up to 3 more doses in 15 minutes. If the pain persists, seek immediate medical attention.
(To learn more about this liquid spray, including how it works, possible side effects, and what to do in cases of overdose, click Nitrolingual.)