Isosorbide Mononitrate is generally used in treatment of the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
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Increased heart rate
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Isosorbide Mononitrate, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Isosorbide Mononitrate is to be taken empty stomach.
How it works
Isosorbide Mononitrate is a nitrate. It lowers the heart's workload thereby reducing the heart mucle's need for much blood & oxygen supply.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does Isosorbide Mononitrate cause erectile dysfunction (ed)/ lower blood pressure/hair loss? Isosorbide Mononitrate should not be taken with the medicines such as Viagra used to treat ED. Low blood pressure is a common side effect and Hair loss is not a common side effect of Isosorbide Mononitrate. However, may occur in some particularly in elderly (60+) females. So Isosorbide Mononitrate does not cause erectile dysfunction
Q. Is Isosorbide Mononitrate the same as isosorbide dinitrate?
Isosorbide Mononitrate is the effective metabolite of isosorbide dinitrate. It has high bioavailability and a longer half-life (4-6 hours) than isosorbide dinitrate and it is primarily used in the control of chronic stable angina.
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate get you high? Isosorbide Mononitrate does not get you high
Q. Is Isosorbide Mononitrate a beta blocker/ a blood thinner/ a calcium channel blocker/a statin /ace inhibitor/ a diuretic/ a narcotic? No, Isosorbide Mononitrate is vasodilator. It is not a beta blocker, a blood thinner, a calcium channel blocker, ace inhibitor/ a diuretic or a statin. It is not a narcotic but narcotic symptoms may develop in some people
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate be crushed/ cut half/ be split? Do not crush, split, cut half or chew the Isosorbide Mononitrate tablets. Its efficacy may get reduce. Always follow your doctorâ€™s advice regarding its use
Q. Can i take paracetamol with Isosorbide Mononitrate? No interactions are found for paracetamol with Isosorbide Mononitrate, but it does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate be taken at night? Intake of Isosorbide Mononitrate can be during morning session when the patients are engaged, that would lead a drug-free sleep.
You have been prescribed Isosorbide Mononitrate for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (Angina).Do not swallow, suck or chew the tablet. Place it under the tongue and allow it to dissolve slowly.Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.Isosorbide Mononitrate may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.Do not consume alcohol while taking Isosorbide Mononitrate as it may cause increased dizziness.It may cause headaches but usually goes away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.You may develop tolerance to Isosorbide Mononitrate with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
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