Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Minitran
  2. Nitrek
  3. Nitro-Bid
  4. Nitro-Dur

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Nitrodur 02
  2. Nitro-Dur 02
  3. Nitro-Dur 03
  4. Nitrodur 04
  5. Nitro-Dur 04
  6. Nitrodur 06
  7. Nitro-Dur 06
  8. Nitro-Dur 08
  9. Transderm-Nitro
  10. Trinipatch 02
  11. Trinipatch 04
  12. Trinipatch 06


Nitroglycerin ointment or skin patch is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease. It does not work fast enough to relieve the pain of an angina attack that has already started.

Nitroglycerin belongs to the group of medicines called nitrates. It works by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its work load. When used regularly on a long-term basis, this helps prevent angina attacks from occurring.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Patch, Extended Release
  • Ointment