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Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Iskem GTN Tablet

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Uses of Iskem GTN Tablet

Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
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Iskem GTN Tablet side effects

Common

Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Flushing of face, Dizziness, Headache, Increased heart rate.

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How to use Iskem GTN Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Iskem GTN Tablet works

Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet is a nitrate. It works by relaxing the blood vessels which decreases the oxygen demand of the heart and reduces its workload. It thus prevents/treats attacks of angina (chest pain) and improves symptoms of heart failure.

In Depth Information on Iskem GTN Tablet

Expert advice for Iskem GTN Tablet

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
  • Notify your doctor about other medicines (eg. sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil) that you are taking as Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.
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Iskem GTN Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Iskem GTN Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Iskem GTN Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Iskem GTN 2.6mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Frequently asked questions about Iskem GTN Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Nitroglycerin / Glyceryl Trinitrate

Iskem gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Iskem gtn is used to prevent or stop angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart) and stop spasms in the blood vessels of the heart.
Iskem gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It works by relaxing the blood vessels of the heart, reducing the strain on the heart and making it easier to pump blood.
Vasodilation with Iskem gtn is achieved by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing the smooth muscles of the blood vessels.
Iskem gtn is taken in the form of sublingual tablets, sprays, and transdermal patches for the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart).
Iskem gtn is not a beta blocker. Iskem gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Iskem gtn is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Iskem gtn is not a steroid. Iskem gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Iskem gtn spray is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Iskem gtn spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of Iskem gtn, the active ingredient, each time the button is pressed. It is to be used under your tongue and should not be inhaled. It is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Iskem gtn is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Iskem gtn is also readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, but due to its large breakdown (extensive first-pass metabolism) in the liver, its bioavailability (fraction of a given dose in an unchanged form that reaches the systemic circulation) is decreased.
Q. Does glyceryl trinitrate work like sildenafil?
Both sildenafil and glyceryl trinitrate work by dilation of blood vessels which helps in a better blood flow but the mechanisms are entirely different and they are used for different conditions. Sildenafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and glyceryl trinitrate is used for the treatment of chest pain. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for your disease conditions.
Iskem gtn works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Headache is a side effect of Iskem gtn and this can be due to the dilation of cerebral arteries (those arteries supplying different parts of the brain). It usually disappears within several days of continued treatment.
Iskem gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It acts by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing its smooth muscles. This reduces the strain on the heart by making it easier to pump blood. In this manner, Iskem gtn relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Iskem gtn reduces the blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels and decreasing the workload of the heart. However, it is not used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Iskem GTN with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sildenafil low strength: Assurans, Vasosure, Pulmosil, Sildaflow, PAH, Pulmoday, Target Plus, Pulmofree
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tadalafil other strength: Modula, Tafil, Mildfil, Tadaflo, Ttab, Forlast, Tadablis
Iskem GTN with Vardenafil
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Vardenafil: Valif
Iskem GTN with Udenafil
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Udenafil: Udzire
Iskem GTN with Valethamate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Valethamate: Epidosin, Valosin, Valeth, Osdil, Valamate
Iskem GTN with Xantinol Nicotinate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Xantinol Nicotinate: Complamina, Nicovas
Iskem GTN with Fenoverine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv, Syncrospas
Iskem GTN with Oxyphenonium
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Iskem GTN with Trimebutine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Trimebutine: Trimspa
Iskem GTN with Otilonium Bromide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Otilonium Bromide: Menoctyl, Colirid
Iskem GTN with Buphenine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Buphenine: Arlidin
Iskem GTN with Cimetropium Bromide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Cimetropium Bromide: Ibscim
Iskem GTN with Atropine (topical)
MODERATE
Iskem GTN with Hyoscine butylbromide
MODERATE
Iskem GTN with Camylofin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Iskem GTN with Cyclandelate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol, Cyclasyn, Vasodal
Iskem GTN with Atropine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Atropine: Atronir, Atropin, Atropa, Atrowok, Tropensa, Troyatro, Tropine, Atp, Atrop

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