Table of Contents
- 1 What does Isosorb mono do?
- 2 What are the side effects of isosorbide?
- 3 Is isosorbide for high blood pressure?
- 4 Can isosorbide cause eye problems?
- 5 Should isosorbide be taken with food?
- 6 Can isosorbide cause heart palpitations?
- 7 What kind of Medicine is isosorbide mononitrate used for?
- 8 How is isosorbide used in the treatment of angina?
What does Isosorb mono do?
Isosorbide mononitrate is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump. Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina attacks (chest pain).
What are the side effects of isosorbide?
COMMON side effects
- low blood pressure.
- temporary redness of face and neck.
- a feeling of pins and needles on skin.
Should isosorbide be taken at night?
You should take this medicine first thing in the morning and follow the same schedule each day. This medicine works best if you have a “drug-free” period of time every day when you do not take it. Your doctor will schedule your doses during the day to allow for a drug-free time.
Can isosorbide cause shortness of breath?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects.
Is isosorbide for high blood pressure?
Isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) is effective in the short-term for decreasing systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, and pulse wave reflection in patients with systolic hypertension.
Can isosorbide cause eye problems?
Using these medicines together may lower your blood pressure and cause blurred vision, dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. If you are taking these medicines and you experience an angina attack, you must go to the hospital right away.
Can you take Tylenol with isosorbide mononitrate?
No interactions were found between isosorbide mononitrate and Tylenol. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
How do I get off isosorbide?
If you stop taking Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets: Do not stop taking Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets without first talking to your doctor. You should keep taking your medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking it just because you feel better.
Should isosorbide be taken with food?
Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Can isosorbide cause heart palpitations?
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; worsening angina pain; fast or slow heart rate; or. pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest.
Is isosorbide bad for kidneys?
Isosorbide mononitrate (Monoket) is not known to affect the kidneys. People with kidney problems should be able to take the usual dose of isosorbide mononitrate (Monoket).
What is isosorbide and how does it work?
What Is Isosorbide and How Does It Work? Isosorbide mononitrate is a prescription drug indicated for the prevention of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. The onset of action of oral isosorbide mononitrate is not sufficiently rapid for this product to be useful in aborting an acute anginal episode.
What kind of Medicine is isosorbide mononitrate used for?
Descriptions. Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). It does not work fast enough to relieve the pain of an angina attack that has already started. Isosorbide mononitrate belongs to the group of medicines called nitrates.
How is isosorbide used in the treatment of angina?
Isosorbide extended-release (long-acting) tablets and extended-release capsules are used for the management of chest pain in people who have coronary artery disease. Isosorbide can only be used to prevent angina; it cannot be used to treat an episode of angina once it has begun. Isosorbide is in a class of medications called vasodilators.
Are there any side effects of stopping isosorbide mononitrate?
Stopping suddenly could cause a severe angina attack. Isosorbide mononitrate can cause severe headaches, especially when you first start using it. These headaches may gradually become less severe as you continue to use the medication. Do not stop taking isosorbide mononitrate.