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    Generic for Nitrostat
    100 bottle of tabletss $14.82 USD
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  3. Nitroglycerin SL
    Generic for Nitrostat
    100 bottle of tabletss $10.27 USD
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    Generic for Nitrostat
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Do you need a prescription for nitroglycerin?

Yes, nitroglycerin is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is nitroglycerin without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase nitroglycerin, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for nitroglycerin in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a nitroglycerin savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your nitroglycerin with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a nitroglycerin coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide nitroglycerin coupons or FREE nitroglycerin samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for nitroglycerin in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much nitroglycerin?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using nitroglycerin. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much nitroglycerin. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

US brand name of nitroglycerin and manufacturer

Nitroglycerin is available in the US under various brand names, including Nitrostat, Nitro-Dur, and Nitrolingual. It is manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of nitroglycerin and manufacturer

In the UK, nitroglycerin is available under different brand names, including Glyceryl Trinitrate and Minitran. It is also manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.

Prescription requirement for nitroglycerin

In the US, nitroglycerin is available both with or without a prescription, depending on the strength and formulation. Lower-dose formulations, such as over-the-counter creams and ointments, may not require a prescription. However, higher-dose formulations, such as sublingual tablets or patches, typically require a prescription.

FDA approval of nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin has received FDA approval for the treatment of angina attacks, a condition characterized by chest pain or discomfort caused by reduced blood flow to the heart.

Is nitroglycerin available in the UK on NHS?

Nitroglycerin is available on the NHS in the UK, and both prescription and over-the-counter formulations can be obtained.

Active ingredient of nitroglycerin and mechanism of action

Nitroglycerin contains the active ingredient nitroglycerin, which belongs to a class of medications known as nitrates. Nitroglycerin works by relaxing and dilating the blood vessels, allowing for increased blood flow to the heart. This helps to relieve chest pain and improve blood supply to the heart muscle.

Uses of nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin is a vasodilator, primarily used to relieve and prevent episodes of angina pectoris (chest pain), or discomfort caused by reduced blood flow to the heart in patients with coronary artery disease.

Forms of nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin is available in various forms, including nitroglycerin sublingual tablets, transdermal patches, ointments, sprays, and oral capsules.

Dosage of nitroglycerin

Your dose of nitroglycerin will depend on the specific formulation and individual factors. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

Precautions and warnings for nitroglycerin

  • Nitroglycerin may interact with certain medications, including drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction or pulmonary hypertension, (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil), blood pressure medications, and alcohol. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking
  • Nitroglycerin can cause a drop in blood pressure, leading to lightheadedness or fainting. Avoid sudden changes in posture, such as standing up quickly, to minimize this risk
  • Tell your doctor if you have anemia or have recently had a heart attack, are dehydrated, have had heart failure, low blood pressure (hypotension), or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, before starting treatment
  • Nitroglycerin may cause headaches, which can be a common side effect. These headaches often subside with continued use. However, if you experience severe or persistent headaches, contact your healthcare provider
  • It is not known if nitroglycerin passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Side effects of nitroglycerin

Common side effects of nitroglycerin may include headache, dizziness, flushing, and low blood pressure. Serious side effects are rare but may include a rapid, irregular or slow heart rate, fainting, or allergic reactions. Seek medical attention if you experience any severe or concerning side effects.

Interactions with other drugs

Nitroglycerin may interact with other medications, including erectile dysfunction drugs, blood pressure medications, ergot alkaloids such as ergotamine, riociguat, and vericiguat. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal products, to avoid any adverse events and potential drug interactions.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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