What is NITROGESIC M Ointment used for?
NITROGESIC M Ointment is an organic nitrate medicine, which is used for the prevention of angina. It is also used for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)
- Chronic anal fissures
NITROGESIC M Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does NITROGESIC M Ointment work?
NITROGESIC M Ointment belongs to the class of drugs called nitrate vasodilators, which works by releasing nitric oxide. Release of nitric oxide activates certain enzymes that help in relaxing the vascular smooth muscles and improving the blood flow.
How to use NITROGESIC M Ointment?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.
NITROGESIC M Ointment medicine is available as capsule, injection, ointment, patch and tablet.
- Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. NITROGESIC M Ointment tablet/capsule should be taken on an empty stomach or at least 1 to 2 hours before a meal.
- NITROGESIC M Ointment injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
- Apply NITROGESIC M Ointment ointment as a thin layer over the affected area.
- Use NITROGESIC M Ointment patch on a dry and clean skin.
What are the drugs that interact with NITROGESIC M Ointment?
Drugs that interact with NITROGESIC M Ointment include the following:
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of NITROGESIC M Ointment?
The following are the most common side effects of NITROGESIC M Ointment:
- Decreased blood pressure
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Loss of consciousness
- Increased heartbeat
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions NITROGESIC M Ointment?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to NITROGESIC M Ointment or similar drugs.
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on NITROGESIC M Ointment.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of NITROGESIC M Ointment.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Be cautious while using NITROGESIC M Ointment if you have any kidney impairment.
What should you tell your doctor before using NITROGESIC M Ointment?
- Inform the doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver problem, severe low blood pressure, migraine or anaemia.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about NITROGESIC M Ointment
- Is it safe to use NITROGESIC M Ointment in my 10-year-old child?
- How should NITROGESIC M Ointment be stored?
- What are the other formulations available for NITROGESIC M Ointment?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using NITROGESIC M Ointment?
- Is it safe to alter the dose of NITROGESIC M Ointment?
No. NITROGESIC M Ointment medicine should not be used in children below 18 years of age.
Store the drug at room temperature and avoid exposure to sunlight and moisture.
NITROGESIC M Ointment medicine is available as capsule, ointment, injection, patch and tablet.
Yes. Functioning of the heart should be monitored while using NITROGESIC M Ointment medicine.
No. Do not alter the dose of NITROGESIC M Ointment medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any problem with the dose.