Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule


Uses of Isosorbide Mononitrate

Isosorbide Mononitrate is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).

Side effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate


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


How to use Isosorbide Mononitrate

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. Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule works

Isosorbide Mononitrate 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.

Uses of Aspirin

Aspirin is used to prevent heart attack and unstable angina.
It decreases the chances of having another heart attack or stroke from a disease related to your heart or blood vessels.

Side effects of Aspirin


Gastrointestinal irritation, Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Bleeding disorder, Reduced blood platelets, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer.


How to use Aspirin

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. Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule works

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-platelet action. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

In Depth Information on Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule

Expert advice for Isosorbide Mononitrate

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Isosorbide Mononitrate 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 Isosorbide Mononitrate may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.

Expert advice for Aspirin

  • Helps prevent future heart attack and clot-related (ischemic) stroke with minimum side effects.
  • Take with food to avoid the risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Notify your doctor if you notice black stools or cough up blood (however small the amount).
  • Discontinue Aspirin right away and notify your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, abnormal bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that doesn't go away.
  • Do not use Aspirin for fever in children <18 years of age as it may cause neurological side effects.
  • People with nasal polyp and asthma can have a severe allergy to Aspirin.
Monit AS Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Monit AS Capsule
Taking Aspirin with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use du
ring lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, dro
wsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in p
atients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Monit AS G 30 mg/150 mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Isosorbide Mononitrate

Q. Does Isosorbide Mononitrate cause erectile dysfunction (ed)/ lower blood pressure/hair loss?
Isosorbide Mononitrate 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 Isosorbide Mononitrate. 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
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate get you high?
No, Isosorbide Mononitrate 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
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate be crushed/ cut half/ be split?
Do not crush, split, cut half or chew the Isosorbide Mononitrate 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
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate be taken at night?
It is better to take Isosorbide Mononitrate in the morning during the time patients are active and leave them drug free during sleep.

Frequently asked questions about Aspirin

Q. Is Aspirin a blood thinner?
Yes, Aspirin acts as a blood thinner. In low doses, it has antiplatelet action and it prevents the platelets from sticking together. This helps to decrease the risk of blood clot formation in blood vessels and provides protection from heart attack and stroke.
Q. Is Aspirin an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)?
Yes, Aspirin is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). In low doses, it protects the heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. In higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation and is useful in arthritis, minor body aches, and pains and headache.
Q. Can I take Aspirin and clopidogrel together?
Yes, you can take Aspirin and clopidogrel together. Fixed-dose combinations of clopidogrel and Aspirin are available and effectively lowers the risk of heart attack and is used in patients after a coronary artery stent but it can increase the risk of bleeding.
Q. Is Aspirin good for a hangover headache?
No, Aspirin should not be used for alcohol hangover/ hangover headache. Alcohol use cause damage to the stomach lining and use of aspirin along with can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Q. Is Aspirin beneficial in certain diseases of heart?
Yes, at low dose, Aspirin is beneficial for patients who are at an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also advised after stent placement or coronary artery bypass. In low doses, it does not allow the platelets to stick together and decreases the risk of blood clot formation.
Q. Can I take Aspirin empty stomach?
Yes, Aspirin can be taken in an empty stomach particularly to increase its rate and extent of absorption, as the presence of food interferes with Aspirin absorption. Having said so, aspirin taken in an empty stomach can irritate the stomach surface and cause erosions.
Q. Is Aspirin good for hair growth?
No, Aspirin is not known to play any role in hair growth. It is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). In low doses, it protects the heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. In higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation
Q. Is Aspirin safe?
Aspirin is safe to use in the doses as advised by the doctor, however, there are some common side effects associated with its use like nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, gastritis, bleeding disorder, decreased blood platelets, gastric erosion, and gastric ulcer.
Q. Can I take Aspirin with Tamsulosin?
Aspirin and Tamsulosin can be taken together. There are no known drug-drug interactions when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Aspirin with famotidine?
Aspirin can be taken with famotidine. Aspirin is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can increase the gastric acid secretion and worsen stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and drugs like Famotidine are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.
Q. Can I take fexofenadine with Aspirin?
Yes, you can take fexofenadine with Aspirin. Fexofenadine is an anti-histaminic drug used for the treatment of allergic diseases and Aspirin is a NSAID (non-steroidal inflammatory drug) and has antiplatelet action and helps to relieve pain, fever, and swelling. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Are Aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) the same?
Yes, Aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) are the names for the same medicine. Aspirin is called acetylsalicylic acid, as it is an acetyl derivative of the salicylic acid and is commonly abbreviated as ASA.
Q. Does Aspirin cause H. pylori infection?
Aspirin is not known to cause Helicobacter Pylori infection. However, its use in patients already having H. pylori infection can cause an increased risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding due to these ulcers.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen after Aspirin?
It is advisable to not take ibuprofen with Aspirin. Your doctor can suggest an alternative. Ibuprofen can decrease the antiplatelet effect of Aspirin. When taken together, they can cause increased anticoagulation and potassium levels. Also, Aspirin can increase the level of ibuprofen. If needed, take ibuprofen 8 hours before Aspirin or 2 to 4 hours after.
Q. How and where is Aspirin metabolized?
After oral intake, Aspirin rapidly gets converted to salicylic acid, its major active circulating form. Both are primarily metabolized (broken down) in the liver to salicyluric acid and products like phenolic and acyl glucuronides and others. All metabolites are excreted through the kidneys.
Q. Why is Aspirin contraindicated in patients with asthma?
Yes, use of Aspirin is contraindicated in patients with asthma, rhinitis and nasal polyps. Aspirin can cause allergic reactions like urticaria (raised, itchy, skin rashes), angioedema (swelling of skin and tissue under the skin), or bronchospasm (narrowing of the airway).
Q. Is there any interaction between Aspirin and vitamin D?
No, drug-drug interactions or additional harmful effects have been reported when Aspirin and vitamin D are used together.
Q. Is asacol also Aspirin?
No, asacol is not Aspirin. Asacol is 5-aminosalicylic acid and is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis while Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and belongs to the group of pain killers.
Q. What are the allergic reactions to Aspirin?
Allergic reactions to Aspirin can predominantly affect the respiratory airway tract causing nasal congestion, running nose and difficulty in breathing or the allergic reactions can be limited resulting in urticaria (raised, itchy, skin rashes) and angioedema (swelling of the lower layer of skin and tissue just under the skin).
Q. How is Aspirin helpful to prevent stroke?
Aspirin helps in stopping the processes of platelet adhesion and aggregation (clumping of platelets). Thereby, the risk of formation of blood clots in the vessels supplying the brain is reduced leading to lesser chances of occurrences of stroke.
Q. Is Aspirin bad for your liver?
No, as such Aspirin does not harm your liver. However, if you already have some liver disorder or haven taken Aspirin at high doses, there can be occurrence Aspirin-related toxicity. Hence, it is necessary to disclose your liver condition to the treating physician.
Q. How does Aspirin act as an antiplatelet drug?
Aspirin blocks the enzyme cyclooxygenase which is necessary for the production of thromboxane. Thromboxane normally acts as a pro-aggregatory agent causing the platelets to clump and form a clot. Hence, Aspirin by blocking the action of thromboxane functions as an antiplatelet drug.
Q. Can Aspirin make one constipated?
Yes, long-term use of Aspirin has been associated with constipation. However, occurrence of this side effect is not very common.
Q. Does Aspirin really work for acne?
Aspirin contains acetyl salicylic acid. And salicylic acid is a common component of most of the topical (local application) creams of acne. However, Aspirin as such is not used in the management of acne.

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