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Drug Name:

MINITRAN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Nitroglycerin 0.1mg/hr, 0.2mg/hr, 0.4mg/hr, 0.6mg/hr; transdermal patches.

Company:
Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for MINITRAN:

Prophylaxis of angina. Not for acute attacks.

Adult:

Initially one 0.2mg/hr or 0.4mg/hr patch for 12–14hrs/day. Remove patch for 10–12hrs/day.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Concomitant sildenafil.

Warnings/Precautions:

Acute or recent MI. Volume depletion. Hypotension. Heart failure. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Reduce dose or discontinue if hypotension occurs. Remove before defibrillation or cardioversion. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Severe hypotension with sildenafil. Hypotension potentiated with alcohol, other vasodilators, calcium channel blockers.

Pharmacological Class:

Nitrate.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, dizziness, flushing, hypotension, increased angina, tachycardia, faintness, nausea, vomiting, rash.

How Supplied:

Patch—30

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