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Generic Nitro-Dur

Nitro-Dur (nitroglycerin patch) is available in both brand-name and generic form. Generic Nitro-Dur is available in the same strengths as the brand-name drug, except for the 0.3 mg per hour and 0.8 mg per hour patches. Depending on the manufacturer, some of the names of generic Nitro-Dur include Nitroglycerin Transdermal Patch and Minitran.

Can I Buy Generic Nitro-Dur?

Nitro-Dur® (nitroglycerin patch) is a prescription skin patch used to treat chest pain (angina). It belongs to a group of medications known as nitrates. The patch is applied once a day and removed 12 to 14 hours later; a 10- to 12-hour, patch-free period per day is necessary to maintain the drug's effectiveness.
Nitro-Dur is made by Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Nitro-Dur patches come in the following strengths:
  • Nitroglycerin 0.1 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin 0.2 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin 0.4 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin 0.6 mg per hour.
A generic version of the Nitro-Dur 0.3 mg per hour and 0.8 mg per hour patches are not available at this time.
Depending on the various manufacturers, generic Nitro-Dur patches are sold under the following names:
Generic Nitro-Dur is made by a few different manufacturers, including:
  • Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • Kremers Urban, LLC.

Are All Nitroglycerin Patches Equivalent to Nitro-Dur?

In the strictest sense, not all nitroglycerin patches are equivalent to Nitro-Dur. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a rating system to classify and rate generic drugs. Some nitroglycerin patches are considered equivalent to Nitro-Dur, while others are equivalent to other brand-name nitroglycerin patches.
For most purposes, these distinctions are probably unimportant. However, if you switch from brand-name or generic versions of nitroglycerin patches to another and notice any changes (especially any changes in chest pain or in low blood pressure problems), let your healthcare provider know.
Different manufacturers may use different adhesives, so it is possible that different patches may vary in terms of how well they stick or the likelihood of causing allergic reactions in some people.
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