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Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet

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Product introduction

Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet 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.

Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet must be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Place the tablet under the tongue or between the cheek and gum, and let it dissolve. It is usually taken as needed, either 5 to 10 minutes before physical activities or at the first sign of angina. You should take the medicine as it is prescribed for you and keep taking it, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it suddenly your risk of an angina attack will increase. Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this drug work better.

You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache and lightheadedness. These may disappear once you have got used to the medicine. If you are worried, or the symptoms do not go away, let your doctor know. Some of these can be reduced by taking painkillers, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding alcohol. Alcohol may increase some side effects (dizziness, drowsiness, feeling light-headed, or fainting). Medical tests (such as blood pressure) may be required to monitor your progress and check for side effects.

Uses of Isordil Sublingual tablet

Benefits of Isordil Sublingual tablet

In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet reduces your risk of getting heart-related chest pain (angina attack). It does not treat an angina attack that has already begun and should not be used for this purpose. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels in the heart. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the heart, so it gets more oxygen. This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently. It should be taken regularly to be effective.

Side effects of Isordil Sublingual tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Isordil

  • Headache

How to use Isordil Sublingual tablet

Place the tablet under the tongue or between the cheek and gum, and let it dissolve. Do not chew, crush, or swallow the tablet. Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Isordil Sublingual tablet works

Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet is a nitrate. It works by relaxing the blood vessels which decreases the oxygen demand of the heart and reduces its workload, thereby preventing/treating attacks of angina (chest pain).

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet 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
Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Isordil Sublingual tablet?

If you miss a dose of Isordil 5 Sublingual 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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Quick tips

  • Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet 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 Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Stop taking medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet as it may cause low blood pressure.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitrates
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
NO Donors

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FAQs

Q. What is Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet and what is it used for?

Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as nitrates. It is used to prevent angina (heart-related chest pain). This is done by widening the blood vessels and making blood flow easier. However, it is important to know that this medicine does not treat a chest pain that has already begun.

Q. How does Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet work?

Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet works by widening the blood vessels in your heart to allow an increased amount of blood flow to areas which need it.

Q. Does Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet lower heart rate?

No, Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet does not lower heart rate. However, in some cases, one may experience reflex tachycardia (fast heart rate) while using nitrates such as Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet.

Q. Does Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet lower blood pressure?

Yes, Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet lowers 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 Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet?

No, you should not take sildenafil along with Isordil 5 Sublingual tablet. Both these medicines lower blood pressure and belong to the same class. Taking these two medicines together may cause significant decrease in blood pressure which can cause fainting or even a heart attack. Along with this, avoid taking other medicines which belong to the same class such as vardenafil and tadalafil.

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Country of origin: India
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