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- ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 60mg
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Isosorbide Mononitrate exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Isosorbide Mononitrate must be taken regularly for it to work well. Continue to take Isosorbide Mononitrate even when you feel well. Do not stop taking Isosorbide Mononitrate unless instructed by your doctor. You may feel ill or develop chest pains if Isosorbide Mononitrate is stopped suddenly without the doctor's advice. When your doctor decides that you no longer need Isosorbide Mononitrate, he will usually reduce your dose slowly before stopping it. Follow the doctor's instructions carefully.
Take Isosorbide Mononitrate on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal, unless your doctor or pharmacist has other instructions.
Try to take it at about the same time every day.
IF your doctor has told you to take Isosorbide Mononitrate twice a day, the first dose should be taken in the morning and the second dose 7 hours later. This helps to give good control over your heart condition throughout the day. It is important not to change the timing unless instructed by your doctor.
Isosorbide Mononitrate is available in many different types of tablets and capsules.
If you have been given the sustained-release type of Isosorbide Mononitrate, swallow it whole with some water. Do not chew or crush these types of pills. Do not cut these types of pills unless the doctor specifically told you to do so.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to take Isosorbide Mononitrate.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Alert your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions:
- low blood pressure
- glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes)
- enlarged heart
- blood disorders or anaemia
- liver disease
- kidney disease
Isosorbide Mononitrate will not relieve an acute attack of chest pain.
Isosorbide Mononitrate is not meant to be taken just before strenuous activities (e.g exercise) to prevent chest pain. When you feel that an attack of chest pain is coming on, you must use other medicines (such as glyceryl trinitrate or GTN) to relieve the chest pains. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about what you should do if you feel that a chest pain attack is coming on.
Keep all appointments with your doctor. He needs to regularly monitor your condition and your response to the medication. Let your doctor know if your chest pain seems worse.
When should I not use this medicine?
It is very important that you DO NOT take Isosorbide Mononitrate with medicines used to treat impotence, such as sildenafil (ViagraÂ®), tadalafil (CialisÂ®), vardenafil (LevitraÂ®) and other similar medicines.
Alert your doctor if you have a history of other heart problems, head or brain injury.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Isosorbide Mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain). It can also be used to treat certain types of heart failure.
Isosorbide Mononitrate helps to relax and open up the blood vessels. This helps more blood and oxygen to flow to your heart.
Isosorbide Mononitrate belongs to a group of medicines known as nitrates.
What side effects could I experience?
You may experience frequent headaches especially if you are taking Isosorbide Mononitrate for the first time. This is normal and is actually a sign that the medication is working well in your body. The headaches should disappear gradually as your body gets used to the medicine. If necessary, you may take some simple painkillers for your headache. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about what painkillers are suitable for you.
Isosorbide Mononitrate may also cause dizziness, especially when you get up from a sitting or lying down position. It will help if you get up slowly. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other side effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate include nausea, flushing and reddening of the face.
Alert your doctor if any of these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
DO NOT take Isosorbide Mononitrate with medicines used to treat impotence, such as sildenafil (ViagraÂ®), tadalafil (CialisÂ®), vardenafil (LevitraÂ®) and other similar medicines.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any medicines that lower blood pressure such as diltiazem, enalapril and similar medicines.
Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.