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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Nitroglycerin
Answer: This drug relaxes smooth muscle and is usually used in treating angina pectoris, but can be used for esophageal spasm as well as other conditions causing smooth muscle spasm.
Nitroglycerin Tablets [posted 8/7/98]
Answer: Low abuse potential. Also, the drug loses its potency when kept at body heat (like in a pocket) or exposed to air. You might inquire as a clue to other drugs and behavior, but this one is pretty low on the abuse scale.