Nitroglycerin is a drug of choice to heal symptoms of acute attacks of chest pain and angina. It is also very helpful for patients with blockages in coronary arteries. The medication is used for high blood pressure and heart failure. The drug is taken orally, under the tongue. Common side effects are headaches and lowered blood pressure. Nitroglycerin is also effective in various tendinopathies, anal fissures and angina. After the long-term usage, the nitrate tolerance is possible.
At the market, Nitroglycerin is also sold as Nitrostat, Nitro-Dur, Nitro-Bid.