Isonorm Sr 60 MG Tablet 10
Isosorbide mononitrate is used in the treatment and prevention of angina.
Mode of drug action :
Isosorbide mononitrate belongs to the class of nitrates. It is the active form of isosorbide mononitrate and causes vasodilation of both arteries and veins.
What are the common side effects?
The common side effects of isosorbide mononitrate are tachycardia, abdominal pain, nausea, headache, excess sweating, and fatigue.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Don’t take Isonorm SR medication if you are allergic to isosorbide mononitrate or any of the ingredient present in it.
• Don’t take alcohol, drive, or operate heavy machinery as Isonorm SR can cause dizziness.
• Isonorm SR is not recommended for treatment of acute angina attacks as its onset of action is slow.
What else should I know?
1. Can I take sildenafil along with isosorbide mononitrate? No. Use of isosorbide mononitrate and sildenafil or other medications used to treat erectile dysfunction causes severe hypotension leading to dizziness, fainting, or a heart attack.
2. When to take isosorbide mononitrate? It is good to take isosorbide mononitrate in the morning and follow the same schedule every day. The drug works better if you have a drug-free period. Your doctor will schedule the drug dosage accordingly so that medicine will work properly.
3. Can I stop isosorbide mononitrate when the symptoms subside? Do not stop isosorbide mononitrate suddenly without the doctor’s consultation as it can lead to an angina attack.
4. Is isosorbide mononitrate a blood thinner? No. Isosorbide mononitrate is a vasodilator and belongs to the class of nitrates. It helps to treat angina pectoris by dilating blood vessels.
5. Is headache common with isosorbide mononitrate? Headache is a common side effect of isosorbide mononitrate. If you experience a headache, it means that the medication is working fine. If the headache is severe, ask your doctor for a pain reliever.