Heart medicine is available

January 10, 1993|By Staff Report

If you rely on Parke-Davis' Nitrostat to relieve severe heart pains, health officials say it is safe to use alternative nitroglycerin products while that brand remains scarce.

Dr. Roger Blumenthal of the Johns Hopkins Henry Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center said that the temporary shortage of 0.4 mg nitroglycerin pills from the nation's leading provider is temporary. setback. Nitroglycerin is widely used to improve blood flow to the heart.

"People will be able to use 0.3 mg tablets or nitroglycerin patches and sprays, which are just as effective," Dr. Blumenthal said.

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