Isosorbide-mononitrate is used in the prevention and management of angina pectoris. Imdur is not indicated in the management of acute attacks of angina pectoris.
Pharmacist - M.B.A. (Public Health) D.I.C.
Why have I been prescribed isosorbide-…
Why have I been prescribed isosorbide-mononitrate?
- Isosorbide-mononitrate is used in the prevention and management of angina pectoris.
- Imdur is not indicated in the management of acute attacks of angina pectoris.
How does it work?
- It belongs to a group of medicines called Nitrates.
- It works by dilating blood vessels, increasing the amount of blood flowing to the heart.
When and how do I take it?
Take in the morning with a glass of water.
What’s the dose?
Usually one 60mg tablet, once daily.
Could it interact with other tablets?
- Concomitant administration of Imdur and Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors can increase the effect of Imdur with the potential result of serious side effects such as collapse or heart attack. Therefore, isosorbide-mononitrate and Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors (e.g. Viagra) must not be taken at the same time.
Herbal products should also only be taken after talking with your doctor.
What are the possible risks or side-effects?
- Headache may occur when treatment is initiated, but usually disappears during continued treatment.
- Hypotension (low blood pressure), with symptoms such as dizziness and nausea has occasionally been reported. These symptoms generally disappear during continued treatment.
- Rash and pruritus have been reported rarely.
- Myalgia (Muscle pain) has been reported very rarely.
Can I drink alcohol while taking it?
Drinking alcohol with this medication may increase it’s effects to a dangerous level
What if I’m pregnant/breastfeeding?
Imdur should not be used during pregnancy or lactation unless considered essential by the physician.
If you have any more questions please ask your Pharmacist.
Remember to keep all medicines out of reach of children
Please Note: We have made every effort to ensure that the content of this information sheet is correct at time of publish, but remember that information about drugs may change. This sheet does not list all the uses and side-effects associated with this drug. For full details please see the drug information leaflet which comes with your medicine. Your doctor will assess your medical circumstances and draw your attention to any information or side-effects which may be relevant in your particular case.