Organic Nitrates

Organic nitrates have been used in the therapy of angina pectoris routinely for more than 140 years, and their use is increasingly favored in a variety of other cardiac conditions, such as decompensated congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction. The prototype of these agents is nitroglycerin. Other common organic nitrates are isosorbide mononitrate (Ismo), isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil, Sorbitrate) and pentaery-thritol tetranitrate (Peritrate). With the exception of nitroglycerin, which is a liquid having a high vapor pressure, these compounds are solid at room temperature. All organic nitrates are very lipid soluble.

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