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Isocor 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Isocor 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Isocor 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Isocor Tablet


Uses of Isocor Tablet

Isocor 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).

Isocor Tablet side effects


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


How to use Isocor 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. Isocor 20mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Isocor Tablet works

Isocor 20mg 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 Isocor Tablet

Expert advice for Isocor Tablet

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Isocor 20mg 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 Isocor 20mg 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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Isocor Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Isocor Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Isocor 20mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Isocor 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Isocor 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Isocor 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Isocor 20mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Isocor 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Isocor 20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Isocor Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Isocor 20mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Isocor Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Isosorbide Mononitrate

Isocor does not cause erectile dysfunction but should not be used with the drugs such as Viagra used to treat ED. Low blood pressure is a common side effect of Isocor. Hair loss is not common, but may occur in some especially in older (60+) females
Q. Is isosorbide mononitrate the same as isosorbide dinitrate?
Isosorbide mononitrate is the active metabolite of isosorbide dinitrate and is primarily used in the management of chronic stable angina. It has high bioavailability and a longer half-life (4-6 hours) than isosorbide dinitrate
No, Isocor does not get you high
Q. Is isosorbide mononitrate a beta blocker/ a blood thinner/ a calcium channel blocker/a statin /ace inhibitor/ a diuretic/ a narcotic?
No, isosorbide mononitrate is vasodilator. It is not a beta blocker, a blood thinner, a calcium channel blocker, ace inhibitor/ a diuretic or a statin. It is not a narcotic but narcotic symptoms may develop in some people
Do not crush, split, cut half or chew the Isocor tablets. Its efficacy may get reduce. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. Can i take paracetamol with isosorbide mononitrate?
No interactions are found for paracetamol with isosorbide mononitrate, but it does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist
It is better to take Isocor in the morning during the time patients are active and leave them drug free during sleep.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

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

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