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NTG Full Form - Nitroglycerin

  • NTG stands for Nitroglycerin.
  • It's a chemical (Yellow Liquid) that's used in medicine as a vasodilator and as dynamite for demolition purposes.
  • As a vasodilator, it's used to treat various heart conditions like angina (chest pain) and heart failure.
  • It's produced within the form of tablets, sprays and patches. It belongs to a class of drugs referred to as nitrates.


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How it works

  • When enough blood isn't flowing to the heart due to any reason, NGT helps dilate the blood vessels to improve the blood flow to heart.
  • It dilates the arteries within the heart (coronary arteries) to improve blood flow. As the blood starts flowing smoothly, it reduces angina (chest pain) and stress on the heart.
  • Nitroglycerin is available in quick-acting forms and long-acting forms. The quick-acting forms include tablets and sprays.
  • These forms are used to relieve angina and just before the activities which will cause angina like exercising, playing, walking uphill etc.
  • The tablet is placed under the tongue or is often placed between the cheek and gum. The spray is sprayed onto or under the tongue.
  • Long-acting forms are wont to prevent the probabilities of angina.
  • They're not suitable for sudden symptoms of angina. These forms are available within the type of pills, tablets, skin patches and skin ointment.

Common Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • If any of those symptoms become severe, consult your doctor immediately.

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