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Nitrolingual Pumpspray

Generic name: nitroglycerin

What is Nitrolingual Pumpspray?

Nitrolingual Pumpspray is used to prevent or relieve an angina attack (chest pain) due to coronary artery disease.

What is the most important information I should know about Nitrolingual Pumpspray?

  • Nitrolingual Pumpspray is for use onto or under the tongue. Do not inhale Nitrolingual Pumpspray.
  • A dose of Nitrolingual Pumpspray may be either 1 or 2 sprays. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about how many sprays you should use for each dose. Doses should be separated by approximately 5 minutes.
  • You should not use more than 3 sprays of Nitrolingual Pumpspray within 15 minutes.
  • Get emergency medical help right away if you still have chest pain after using a total of 3 sprays of Nitrolingual Pumpspray.

How should I use Nitrolingual Pumpspray?

  • See the Instructions for use that come with Nitrolingual Pumpspray.
  • It is best to use Nitrolingual Pumpspray while you are resting and in a sitting position.
  • Do not shake the Nitrolingual Pumpspray container.

How should I store Nitrolingual Pumpspray?

  • Store Nitrolingual Pumpspray at room temperature between 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C).
  • Do not forcefully open or burn the Nitrolingual Pumpspray container after use.
  • Do not spray Nitrolingual Pumpspray toward flames.

Keep Nitrolingual Pumpspray and all medicines out of the reach of children.

What are the ingredients in Nitrolingual Pumpspray?

Active ingredient: nitroglycerin

Inactive ingredients: medium-chain triglycerides, alcohol, peppermint oil, sodium lactate, lactic acid.

Instructions for use for Nitrolingual Pumpspray

Nitrolingual Pumpspray (nī-trō-ling´gwal)
(nitroglycerin)
lingual spray

Nitrolingual Pumpspray parts:

Nitrolingual Pumpspray parts including grooved button on the top to help correctly position your finger, black nozzle, actuator, red-coated see-thru bottle and cap.

Figure A

How should I use Nitrolingual Pumpspray?

  • It is best to use Nitrolingual Pumpspray while you are resting and in a sitting position.
  • Do not shake the Nitrolingual Pumpspray container.

Priming Nitrolingual Pumpspray:

Before you use Nitrolingual Pumpspray for the first time, you must prime it. To prime your Nitrolingual Pumpspray, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Remove the plastic cap from the container. (See Figure B)

Remove the plastic cap from the Nitrolingual Pumpspray.

Figure B

Step 2. Hold the container upright and facing away from yourself and others. Press down on the top of the grooved button 5 times. (See Figure C)

Hold the Nitrolingual Pumpspray container upright and facing away from yourself and others. Press down on the top of the grooved button 5 times.

Figure C

  • Your Nitrolingual Pumpspray is now primed. You are ready to give your first dose.
  • If you do not use your Nitrolingual Pumpspray within 6 weeks, you will need to prime it again by pressing down on the top of the grooved button 1 time.
  • If you do not use your Nitrolingual Pumpspray within 3 months, you will need to re-prime it by pressing down on the top of the grooved button up to 5 times.

Giving a dose of Nitrolingual Pumpspray:

Step 3. Hold your Nitrolingual Pumpspray container upright with your index finger on top of the grooved button.

Step 4. Open your mouth and bring the Nitrolingual Pumpspray container as close to your mouth as possible.

Step 5. Press down on the top of the grooved button firmly with your index finger to release the spray onto or under your tongue. (See Figure D). The grooved button can help you make sure the canister is turned to the correct position if you are administering the spray in the dark.

 Press down on the top of the grooved button firmly with your index finger to release the spray onto or under your tongue.

Figure D

Step 6. Release the grooved button and close your mouth right away. Avoid swallowing right after using Nitrolingual Pumpspray. Do not spit out Nitrolingual Pumpspray or rinse your mouth for 5 to 10 minutes after using Nitrolingual Pumpspray.

Step 7. If a second dose of Nitrolingual Pumpspray is needed, repeat Steps 3 through 6 above.

Step 8. Replace the plastic cap.

Check the level of the fluid in your Nitrolingual Pumpspray container regularly.

  • Check the container in an upright position.
  • The end of the center tube should be covered by the fluid in the Nitrolingual Pumpspray container. If the level of the fluid falls below the end of the center tube, sprays will not provide enough Nitrolingual Pumpspray.
  • Replace your Nitrolingual Pumpspray container before the fluid level falls below the end of the center tube.

How should I store Nitrolingual Pumpspray?

  • Store Nitrolingual Pumpspray at room temperature between 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C).
  • Do not forcefully open or burn the Nitrolingual Pumpspray container after use.
  • Do not spray Nitrolingual Pumpspray toward flames.

Keep Nitrolingual Pumpspray and all medicines out of the reach of children.

Source: National Library of Medicine. Last updated July 1, 2019.