Nitrogesic is a topically applied ointment, which is used to treat anal fissure and chest pain. It contains generic Nitroglycerly as a main active component and it belongs to the category of Anti-anginal drugs. It works by relaxing the blood vessels and improves the blood flow towards the heart and provides immediate relief from angina or chest pain.
Apart from chest pain, Nitrogesic is also indicated to manage muscle spasm and muscle pain caused due to muscle injury and muscle damage.
When should you not apply Nitrogesic ointment?
Nitrogesic ointment is not applied in case of-
- Hypersensitivity towards generic Nitroglyceryl
- Severe anemia
- Migraine or recurrent headache
- Heart problem
- Renal or hepatic dysfunction
Which drugs may interact with Nitrogesic ointment?
- Beta-blockers- Atenolol, Propranolol
- Avanafil, Tofranil
- Calcium channel blockers- Nifedipine, Amlodipine, and Diltiazem
- Heparin, Warfarin, and Coumadin
How to apply Nitrogesic ointment?
Wash your hands before applying this ointment. Apply a pea size of ointment on your chest and massage with soft hands in a circular motion and spread in a uniform layer. Don't cover the affected area with cotton or crab bandage. No need to apply an extra amount of ointment on your chest.
Undesirable effects of Nitrogesic ointment-
Most general adverse effects of Nitrogesic ointment are nausea, headache, abnormal weakness, increased sweating, dry mouth, uneven heartbeat and shallow breathing.
Special safety guidelines-
- Nitrogesic ointment is strictly not recommended to children.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not apply this ointment.
- Use of alcohol with Nitrogesic may cause harmful effects so, avoid the use of alcohol.
- Nitrogesic ointment should not be applied for a longer duration.