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June 2, 1978

Nitroglycerin for Angina Pectoris-Reply

JAMA. 1978;239(22):2340. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280490024009

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I like the comments by Dr Herbert Copelan. My recommendation regarding a renewal of the supply of nitroglycerin every six months was an approximation of what is ideal; as he indicates, this might be too late if the drug is low in potency when purchased. As to the headache, again I agree that the response is variable, but it is useful. Sublingual burning is not always noted by patients.

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