Canadian Pharmacists need to know:
Nitroglycerin is a Schedule II drug - it does not not require a prescription for you to give to your client
NitroStat is readily available across Canada in both 0.3mg and 0.6mg strength
SMHeartCard needs to be refilled with fresh NitroStat pills every 6 months
Each SMHeartCard comes with directions inside the box for how to fill it
SMHeartCard is for three groups of people: those with known Coronary Artery Disease, those with risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease, and for those who may be First Responders and need to treat someone else with having a heart attack
SMHeartCard has been tested at the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and keeps NitroStat pills for six months at body temperature, and they perform identically to NitroStat pills kept in the original glass bottle for six months at room temperature (see our Science Page for more details and the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress presentation).