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Is It Safe for Children to Use Nitroglycerin Tablets?

Nitroglycerin tablets are not approved for use in children. If your healthcare provider recommends this product for your child, make sure to discuss the risks and benefits. Because angina due to coronary artery disease is most common in older adults, it would be highly unlikely that a healthcare provider would recommend nitroglycerin tablets for a child.

Are Nitroglycerin Tablets Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, healthcare providers may prescribe medications for something other than the approved uses. This is known as an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for nitroglycerin tablets.
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