|Chemical name: Nitroglycerin
Brand name: Nitrostat, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur
Typical dosage: 0.4mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Nitroglycerin is a medication to treat and prevent chest pain and pressure. It is available as a brand name or generic and comes as an oral tablet, a tablet that dissolves under the tongue, topical formulations and as an IV medication.
Nitroglycerin is a medication used to treat or prevent chest pain and pressure associated with angina. The instructions on how to take nitroglycerin depend on the type of that you are taking.
The brand name equivalents of Nitroglycerin include Nitrostat, Nitrolingual and Nitro-Dur.
Nitroglycerin is able to relax the muscles and blood vessels to relieve pain related to angina. It helps relieve symptoms by decreasing the amount of oxygen your heart demands.
Nitroglycerin is typically well tolerated, but side effects include dizziness and headache.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Nitroglycerin.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Nitroglycerin.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|Free – $90||Free – $90|
If you are using the sublingual (under the tongue) formulation of this medication, take 1 dose when you feel chest pain. If pain does not go away or worsens after 3-5 minutes after 1 dose, get emergency help.
Nitroglycerin can interact with other drugs you may be taking. Talk to your doctor about all of your medications before starting Nitroglycerin.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.