Generic name: Isosorbide Mononitrate
Brand name: Imdur, Monoket, Ismo
The medication Isosorbide mononitrate is used for the prevention of angina or chest pain in the people associated with assertive heart conditions. The medication is associated with the family of drugs known as anti anginals, and belongs to the class of drugs known as nitrates.
Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) Uses
Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina attacks or chest pain. It works by widening the blood vessels so that the blood can vulnerably flow through them and the heart can pump easily. It could not treat the angina attack that has already happens. The medication is not advised to be taken before any physical activities to inhibit chest pain.
The medication is used routinely to get greater benefits at the same time each day. The medication is taken through mouth directly once a day with the complete prescription of the doctor or pharmacist. The dosage will gamble on the medical conditions and treatment plan examine by the health provider.
Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) Adverse effects
The common side effects from Isosorbide mononitrate are flushing, nausea, lightheadedness, dizziness and headaches may develop if the body becomes adjusted to the medication. These common side effects if observed earlier can overcome by the treatment.
The serious side effects include allergic reactions, fainting and irregular heartbeat. Many people taking this medication do not have any serious side effects. Make it sure that your doctor has examine the benefits as well as the hazards from the medication before prescribing.
Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) Precautions
Before taking Imdur discuss it with your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to certain type of medications, this product contains some inactive ingredients that can cause serious allergic reactions which are generally rare.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any ongoing or previous medical history distinctively about low blood pressure and heart disease. The medication is recommended to the pregnant women only when needed. Machinery work, driving and the activities that depend upon alertness should be done safely as this drug can make you dizzy and drowsy.
Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) Interactions
The drugs that can interact with Isosorbide mononitrate are alcohol, diuretics, protease inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, antifungal agents, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, atypical antipsychotics and many others.
The drug interaction can affect the working of the medication and can originate risk of serious side effects. If you are taking prescription and non prescription medications, herbals, supplements and vitamins for the treatment of other health complications tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking the medication.