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Monistac 20mg Tablet

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10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Monistac Tablet


Uses of Monistac Tablet

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

Monistac Tablet side effects


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


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

How Monistac Tablet works

Monistac 20mg Tablet 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.

In Depth Information on Monistac Tablet

Expert advice for Monistac Tablet

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Monistac 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 Monistac 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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Monistac Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Monistac Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Monistac 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.
Monistac 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monistac 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Monistac 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Monistac 20mg Tablet is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Monistac 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wit
h liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Monistac 20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tazzle 10mg Tablet, Tazzle 20mg Tablet, Cialis 10mg Tablet, Tadgo 20mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Isosorbide Mononitrate, 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 Monistac Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Isosorbide Mononitrate

Monistac 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 Monistac. 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, Monistac 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 Monistac 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 Monistac in the morning during the time patients are active and leave them drug free during sleep.

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