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Nitrolingual (GTN) Spray

Nitrolingual (GTN) Spray (200 dose)

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GTN Spray for Angina

Nitrolingual Glyceryl Trinitrate Spray (GTN Spray) is an aerosol spray applied under the tongue, which is quick and effective at reducing the workload of the heart to prevent chest pain caused by an angina attack.

Nitrolingual can be purchased online from The Independent Pharmacy today once you have completed a health consultation with one of our medical team. Get convenient, discreet delivery of your treatment direct to your door.

Nitrolingual Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Nitrolingual Spray?

Nitrolingual GTN Spray contains the active ingredient Glyceryl Trinitrate, which is a medicine known as nitrate. GTN Spray is one of the most popular treatments that is applied under the tongue. 

It is used to prevent chest pain caused by an angina attack either before or after symptoms have commenced. 

If you are an adult over the age of 18 years and have been told you suffer from angina by a doctor, GTN Spray may be a suitable option for you.

Brands of GTN Spray include Glytrin and Nitrolingual.

 

What is GTN Spray used for?

Nitrolingual GTN Spray is an effective treatment for the prevention of chest pain caused by an angina attack either before symptoms occur or once they have presented. 

Common symptoms of chest pain caused by angina include:

  • Dull or heavy tightness in the chest 
  • Women may experience sharp, stabbing pains in the chest
  • Chest pain spreads to your left arm, neck, jaw or back
  • Triggers include physical exertion or stress
  • The pain subsides within a few minutes of resting

If you are not sure if your symptoms are caused by angina you should speak to a doctor for advice before starting any treatments.

 

What is angina?

Angina is chest pain that is caused by a reduction in blood flow to the heart muscles due to hardening and narrowing of the blood vessels. It is usually a warning sign that you could be at risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Using the right treatment and making healthy lifestyle changes such as having a balanced diet and reducing alcohol intake, can help to control angina and reduce the risk of more serious health problems.

 

How does GTN Spray work?

Glyceryl Trinitrate is the active ingredient contained in GTN Spray. When this product is sprayed under the tongue it is quickly absorbed by the body offering rapid relief from chest pain caused by angina. 

GTN works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels that supply the heart muscles with oxygen making it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. This process reduces the hardening and narrowing of these vessels, which in angina cause the chest pain. 

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

GTN Spray dose

  • This product should only be used by adults over the age of 18 years and should be sprayed directly under the tongue. 
  • Before experiencing an angina attack ensure that you know how your GTN Spray works. Press the spray down a few times until the product mists out. 
  • The usual dose of GTN Spray is 1-2 sprays as required. 

Use at the onset of an attack or to prevent an imminent attack as part of the following steps:

  1. Sit down
  2. Hold the canister upright near your mouth with the spray nozzle facing you
  3. Hold your breath and lift your tongue. Aim the nozzle into your mouth
  4. Press down the nozzle firmly to apply one spray only
  5. Close your mouth 
  6. Once symptoms have improved stand up slowly as you may feel dizzy

For more information please ensure that you have read all the information contained in the Patient Information Leaflet. 

GTN Spray side effects

This product, like other medication, can cause some people to experience side effects. 

The most commonly experienced side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Facial flushing
  • Weakness

In rare circumstances, some people may experience the following side effects:

  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Tongue blistering
  • Fainting

If you experience any of these rare side effects you should stop using GTN Spray immediately and consult a doctor. 


Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using this product.

GTN Spray ingredients

The active ingredient in GTN Spray: glyceryl trinitrate

The other ingredients are: peppermint oil, ethanol and tetrafluoroethane .

Before using GTN Spray you should take the time to read the Patient Information Leaflet.

GTN Spray warnings

Please familiarise yourself with all warnings and precautions associated with this product detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet

  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication.
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol while using GTN Spray as you may be affected more than usual as both lower your blood pressure and slow down your reactions.
  • GTN Spray can lower your blood pressure and slow your reaction time. It is therefore recommended that you avoid driving or operating machinery while using this product. 
  • Perpetual use of this product can cause you to develop some tolerance making it less effective at reducing your symptoms. Continuous doses should therefore be avoided. 

 

GTN Spray & Pregnancy

Consult a doctor before using GTN spray if you are pregnant. You should not use this product if you are breastfeeding. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Angina?

Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 23-02-2021

Last modified on: 23-02-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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