How do you use glyceryl trinitrate spray?

How do you use glyceryl trinitrate spray?

Hold the nozzle in front of your mouth, with your finger on the button, and take a deep breath. Open your mouth and lift your tongue up. Spray the GTN under your tongue by pressing once firmly – do not breathe in while you spray. Close your mouth immediately.

How many times a day can I use GTN spray?

No more than three doses are recommended at any one time. For the prevention of inducible angina (e.g. physical effort, emotional stress, exposure to cold) one or two 400 microgram metered doses sprayed under the tongue within 2-3 minutes of the event starting.

How do you store GTN spray?

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not refrigerate or freeze. GTN Spray is an aerosol spray and contains a pressurised liquid.

What is a spray under the tongue used for?

Nitroglycerin comes as a spray to use on or under the tongue. The spray is usually used as needed, either 5 to 10 minutes before activities that may cause attacks of angina or at the first sign of an attack.

Is angina worse when lying down?

Pain from angina is also, like GERD, relieved by changing bodily position, such as sitting up. The pain can be worse when lying down. If you suspect angina, seek medical help immediately. While the pain can subside by itself, the underlying causes are serious and always need medical treatment.

How long can you keep a GTN spray after opening?

A GTN spray has an expiry time of up to three years, whereas GTN tablets expire eight weeks after opening. You can buy GTN medicines from a pharmacy without a prescription if you need to.

When should you not use GTN spray?

Do not use GTN Spray: • If you are allergic to glyceryl trinitrate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). If you have severe low blood pressure. If you have shock caused by low blood pressure. If you have severe anaemia.

Why is glyceryl trinitrate given sublingually?

♥ Glyceryl trinitrate works to relax your blood vessels, allowing more blood and oxygen to reach your heart. ♥ It is given under the tongue so it can work quickly to reduce angina symptoms.

Is coffee bad for angina?

The acute ingestion of 1 to 2 cups of caffeinated coffee had no deleterious effect on exercise-induced angina pectoris in patients with coronary artery disease.

What kind of spray is glyceryl trinitrate used for?

1. WHAT GLYCERYL TRINITRATE SPRAY IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR Your medicine is called Glyceryl Trinitrate Spray. It will be referred to throughout this leaflet as GTN Spray. It is a sublingual (under the tongue) aerosol spray that contains the active ingredient glyceryl trinitrate.

Can you take glyceryl trinitrate spray while pregnant?

Both alcohol and GTN Spray may lower your blood pressure and slow down your reactions. If you are, or think you might be pregnant, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine, GTN Spray should not be used if you are breastfeeding.

How to take glyceryl trinitrate ( GTN ) for chest pain?

When you experience chest pain, sit down and rest. Spray once under the tongue or place a GTN tablet under your tongue. Do not eat, drink or smoke at this time, as this will affect the medication being passed into the bloodstream. Wait 5 minutes. If discomfort is still present spray once or put a tablet under the tongue again.

Can you take glyceryl trinitrate and alcohol at the same time?

Taking alcohol and glyceryl trinitrate at the same time may increase side-effects. Check the expiry date written on the canister. After this date the spray may not work, so you will need to get a new spray. Keep your glyceryl trinitrate handy at all times, so you know where it is when you need it.