Nitroglycerin Slocaps Recall
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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
The benefits of oral nitroglycerin in patients with acute myocardial infarction or congestive heart failure have not been established. If one elects to use nitroglycerin in these conditions, careful clinical or hemodynamic monitoring must be used to avoid the hazards of hypotension and tachycardia. Because the effects of sustained release capsules are so difficult to terminate rapidly, sustained release capsules are not recommended in these settings.
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FDA Safety Alerts
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FDA Labeling Changes
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Nitroglycerin Slocaps® (Nitroglycerin) are indicated for the prevention of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. The onset of action of oral nitroglycerin is not sufficiently rapid for this product to be useful in aborting an acute anginal episode.
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Nitroglycerin is 1,2,3-propanetriol trinitrate, an organic nitrate whose structural formula is:
and whose molecular weight is 227.09. The organic nitrates are vasodilators, active on both arteries and veins.
Each NITROGLYCERIN SLOCAP®, for oral administration, contains 2.5 mg, 6.5 mg, or 9 mg of nitroglycerin. Each capsule also contains the following inactive ingredients: gelatin, lactose, pharmaceutical glaze, corn starch, sucrose, talc and other ingredients. In addition, the 2.5 mg capsule contains FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #3 and D&C Yellow #10; the 6.5 mg capsule contains FD&C Blue #1, D&C Red #33, FD&C Yellow #6, and D&C Yellow #10; and the 9 mg capsule contains FD&C Green #3, FD&C Yellow #6, D&C Yellow #10 and titanium dioxide.