NDC 68151-2503 Nitro-time

NDC Product Code 68151-2503

NDC CODE: 68151-2503

Proprietary Name: Nitro-time What is the Proprietary Name?
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Drug Use Information

Drug Use Information
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  • Nitroglycerin Extended-Release Capsules are indicated for the prevention of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. The onset of action of oral nitroglycerin is not sufficiently rapid for this product to be useful in aborting an acute anginal episode.

Product Characteristics

BLUE (C48333 - BLUE)
Shape: CAPSULE (C48336)
8 MM
Score: 1

NDC Code Structure

NDC 68151-2503-6

Package Description: 1 CAPSULE in 1 PACKAGE

This product is EXCLUDED from the official NDC directory because the listing data was inactivated by the FDA.

NDC Product Information

Nitro-time with NDC 68151-2503 is product labeled by Carilion Materials Management. The product's dosage form is and is administered via form.

RxNorm Crosswalk

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Inactive Ingredient(s)

About the Inactive Ingredient(s)
The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product.

  • GELATIN (UNII: 2G86QN327L)
  • SHELLAC (UNII: 46N107B71O)
  • SUCROSE (UNII: C151H8M554)
  • D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (UNII: 35SW5USQ3G)
  • FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (UNII: H77VEI93A8)
  • FD&C BLUE NO. 1 (UNII: H3R47K3TBD)
  • D&C RED NO. 33 (UNII: 9DBA0SBB0L)

Product Labeler Information

What is the Labeler Name?
Name of Company corresponding to the labeler code segment of the Product NDC.

Labeler Name: Carilion Materials Management
Labeler Code: 68151
Start Marketing Date: 01-29-2004 What is the Start Marketing Date?
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Listing Expiration Date: 12-31-2018 What is the Listing Expiration Date?
This is the date when the listing record will expire if not updated or certified by the product labeler.

Exclude Flag: I - INACTIVATED, the listing data was inactivated by the FDA. What is the NDC Exclude Flag?
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Information for Patients

Nitroglycerin Sublingual

Nitroglycerin Sublingual is pronounced as (nye troe gli' ser in)

Why is nitroglycerin sublingual medication prescribed?
Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets are used to treat episodes of angina (chest pain) in people who have coronary artery disease (narrowing of the blood vessels that supply ...
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Nitro-time Product Labeling Information

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Product Labeling Index


Nitroglycerin is 1,2,3-propanetriol trinitrate, an organic nitrate whose structural formula is:The organic nitrates are vasodilators, active on both arteries and veins. Each Extended-Release Capsule, for oral administration contains 2.5 mg, 6.5 mg, or 9 mg of Nitroglycerin.The inactive ingredients in each capsule are corn starch, ethylcellulose, gelatin, lactose monohydrate, pharmaceutical glaze, sugar, talc, and wax. Additionally the 2.5 mg capsule contains FD&C Blue #1, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Red #40, D&C Red #28; the 6.5 mg capsule contains D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Blue #1, D&C Red #33; the 9 mg capsule contains D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Green #3, and titanium dioxide.

Clinical Pharmacology

The principal pharmacological action of nitroglycerin is relaxation of vascular smooth muscle and consequent dilation of peripheral arteries and veins, especially the latter. Dilatation of the veins promotes peripheral pooling of blood and decreases venous return to the heart, thereby reducing left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (preload). Arteriolar relaxation reduces systemic vascular resistance, systolic arterial pressure, and mean arterial pressure (afterload). Dilatation of the coronary arteries also occurs. The relative importance of preload reduction, afterload reduction, and coronary dilatation remains undefined. Dosing regimens for most chronically used drugs are designed to provide plasma concentrations that are continuously greater than a minimally effective concentration. This strategy is inappropriate for organic nitrates. Several well-controlled clinical trials have used exercise testing to assess the anti-anginal efficacy of continuously-delivered nitrates. In the large majority of these trials, active agents were indistinguishable from placebo after 24 hours (or less) of continuous therapy. Attempts to overcome nitrate tolerance by dose escalation, even to doses far in excess of those used acutely, have consistently failed. Only after nitrates had been absent from the body for several hours was their anti-anginal efficacy restored.

Indications And Usage

Nitroglycerin Extended-Release Capsules are indicated for the prevention of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. The onset of action of oral nitroglycerin is not sufficiently rapid for this product to be useful in aborting an acute anginal episode.


Allergic reactions to organic nitrates are extremely rare, but they do occur. Nitroglycerin is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to it.


The benefits of oral nitroglycerin in patients with acute myocardial infarction or congestive heart failure have not been established. If one elects to use nitroglycerin in these conditions, careful clinical or hemodynamic monitoring must be used to avoid the hazards of hypotension and tachycardia.Because the effects of capsules are so difficult to terminate rapidly, they are not recommended in these settings.

Adverse Reactions

Adverse reactions to nitroglycerin are generally dose-related, and almost all of these reactions are the result of nitroglycerin's activity as a vasodilator. Headache, which may be severe, is the most commonly reported side effect. Headache may be recurrent with each, daily dose, especially at higher doses. Transient episodes of lightheadedness, occasionally related to blood pressure changes, may also occur. Hypotension occurs infrequently, but in some patients it may be severe enough to warrant discontinuation of therapy. Syncope, crescendo angina, and rebound hypertension have been reported but are uncommon.Allergic reactions to nitroglycerin are also uncommon, and the great majority of those reported have been cases of contact dermatitis or fixed drug eruptions in patients receiving nitroglycerin in ointments or patches. There have been a few reports of genuine anaphylactoid reactions, and these reactions can probably occur in patients receiving nitroglycerin by any route.Extremely rarely, ordinary doses of organic nitrates have caused methemoglobinemia in normal-seeming patients; for further discussion of its diagnosis and treatment, see
OVERDOSAGEData are not available to allow estimation of the frequency of adverse reactions during treatment with Nitroglycerin Extended-Release Capsules.

Dosage And Administration:

As noted above ( ) careful studies with other formulations of nitroglycerin have shown that maintenance of continuous 24-hour plasma levels of nitroglycerin results in tolerance (i.e., loss of clinical response). Every dosing regimen for Nitroglycerin Extended-Release Capsules should provide a daily nitrate-free interval to avoid the development of this tolerance. The minimum necessary length of such an interval has not been defined, but studies with other nitroglycerin formulations have shown that 10 to 12 hours is sufficient. Large controlled studies with other formulations of nitroglycerin show that no dosing regimen with Nitroglycerin Extended-Release Capsules should be expected to provide more than about 12 hours of continuous anti-anginal efficacy per day.
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGYThe pharmacokinetics of Nitroglycerin capsules, and the clinical effects of multiple-dose regimens, have not been well studied. In clinical trials, the initial regimen of Nitroglycerin has been 2.5 to 6.5 mg three to four times a day, with subsequent upward dose adjustment guided by symptoms and side effects. In one trial, 5 of the 18 subjects were titrated up to a dose of 26 mg four times a day.

How Supplied

NDC:68151-2503-6 in a PACKAGE of 1 CAPSULES


Store at controlled room temperature 15° - 30° C (59° - 86° F).Dispense in a tight container, as defined in the USP.Manufactured by:                                Distributed by:
Time Cap Labs, Inc.                         Major Pharmaceuticals 7 Michael Avenue                             31778 Enterprise Drive Farmingdale, NY 11735                     Livonia, MI 48150  USA
Revised March 2005

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