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Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction of Isonit Tablet SR

Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR is used to prevent chest pain (angina attacks). It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily to the heart. These tablets will not treat an angina attack that has already begun. They may be also used to control heart failure.

Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR should be swallowed whole with water after meals at the same time(s) every day. Your doctor will decide the dose how often you should take them. This may change from time to time depending on how well they are working. You should take this medicine as it has been prescribed and keep taking it, even if you feel well. These tablets are helping to prevent chest pain in the future. If you stop taking them your risk of chest pain will increase, especially if you stop taking them suddenly. Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and not smoking may help this drug work better.

The most common side effects of Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR include headache, feeling sick, dizziness, changes to your heart rate and flushing (warmth, redness or a tingly feeling). If these symptoms bother you or do not go away, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Some can be reduced by taking painkillers, drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcohol. Drinking alcohol can increase the blood pressure-lowering effects of this medicine.

Before taking Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR, tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure, increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma), kidney disease or heart failure. Also let your healthcare team know what other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine and some may be dangerous to take with it. You should not take any medicine for erectile dysfunction (such as Viagra and Cialis) with this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor if this medicine is suitable. You will have various medical tests (such as blood pressure) to monitor your progress and check for side effects.

Uses of Isonit Tablet SR

Isonit Tablet SR side effects

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

How to use Isonit Tablet SR

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. Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Isonit Tablet SR works

Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR is a nitrate. It reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.

Isonit Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Isonit Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (angina).
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
  • Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR as it may cause increased dizziness.
  • It may cause headaches which usually go away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
  • You may develop tolerance to Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Stop taking sildenafil or Tadalafil like medication while on treatment with Isonit 60 mg Tablet SR as it may cause low blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Isonit with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Suvida Force
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up, Yuvagra
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Cholipan
MODERATE
Brand(s): Tipitosin, Valthamet Bromide
MODERATE
Brand(s): Atroped, Atronir, Mydrat-J
MODERATE
Brand(s): Celparin, Oparin, V Parin
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Isonit

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What is the use of this tablet
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
It contains Ivabradine is a used to treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris (chest pain), chronic heart failure. It can be used in combination with standard therapy, including beta-blocker therapy or when beta-blockers are contraindicated or not tolerated.
What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Related to chest pain angina commonly
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FAQs

Q. Does Isonit affect heart rate?

Yes, Isonit may affect the heart rate. Isonit causes a decrease in the blood pressure. This decrease in blood pressure further causes a decrease in the heart rate (bradycardia). In some cases, it may also cause an increase in the heart rate (tachycardia). Consult your doctor in case you do not feel well after taking this medicine or if you notice a change in your heart rate.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Isonit?

You can take the forgotten dose of Isonit if you remember it within 12 hours. However, if you remember it after 12 hours of the scheduled time, then skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Isonit after sometime?

No, do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. Stopping it suddenly may increase your chances of having anginal attack. If you have any concerns regarding Isonit consult your doctor.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Isonit?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Isonit may cause throbbing headache, reddening of the skin, chills along with sweating, nausea, vomiting and a fast heartbeat. Seek emergency help and consult your doctor immediately if you take more than the recommended dose of this medicine.

Q. Can Isonit be taken at night?

Depending upon the dose, your doctor may recommend you to take this medicine once or twice daily. When single dose is recommended, then it is preferred to be taken in the morning. If taking it twice a day, maintain a gap of 7 hours between the two doses. This helps decrease the chances of Isonit becoming ineffective (tolerance) after sometime.

Q. Does Isonit lower BP?

Yes, Isonit can cause a fall in blood pressure. This medicine widens the blood vessels and decreases the resistance in them, causing a fall in blood pressure. This fall in blood pressure may in turn decrease the heartbeat which can lead to angina. This medicine should be avoided in people who already have low blood pressure. Discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Isonit?

No, you should not take sildenafil along with Isonit. Both these medicines lower blood pressure and belong to the same class. Taking these two medicines together may cause severe decrease in blood pressure, fainting and even heart attack. Along with this, also avoid taking other medicines belonging to similar class such as vardenafil and tadalafil.

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