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In the US, Nitroglycerin (nitroglycerin systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antianginal agents, vasodilators and is used to treat Anal Fissure and Fistula, Angina, Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure and Raynaud's Syndrome.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Muscle relaxant

Coronary vasodilator

Chemical Name

1,2,3-Propanetriol, trinitrate

Foreign Names

  • Glyceroli trinitratis (Latin)
  • Glyceroltrinitrat (German)
  • Trinitrine (French)

Generic Names

  • Nitroglycerin (OS: USAN)
  • Trinitrine (OS: DCF)
  • DR 66 (IS)
  • GTN (IS)
  • Nitroglycerol (IS)
  • Nitromed (IS)
  • NTG (IS)
  • TNG (IS)
  • UNII-G59M7S0WS3 (IS)
  • Diluted Nitroglycerin (PH: USP 38)
  • Glyceroli trinitratis solutio (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate Solution (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate, Concentrated Solution (PH: BP 2002)
  • Nitroglicerina (PH: F.U. XII)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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