Medicine Overview of Monit GTN Tablet CR
Side Effects of Monit GTN are Headache, Lightheadedness.
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 GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR 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).
In Depth Information on Monit GTN Tablet CR
- You have been prescribed Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (Angina).
- Do not swallow, suck or chew the tablet. Place it under the tongue and allow it to dissolve slowly.
Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Do not consume alcohol while taking Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR as it may cause increased dizziness.
- It may cause headaches but usually goes away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
- You may develop tolerance to Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
Monit GTN Tablet CR related warnings
Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Monit GTN 2.6 mg Tablet CR, 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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Frequently asked questions about Monit GTN Tablet CR
Monit GTN belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What does Monit GTN treat?
Monit GTN is used to prevent or stop angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart) and stop spasms in the blood vessels of the heart.
Q. Is Monit GTN a vasodilator?
Monit GTN belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It works by relaxing the blood vessels of the heart, reducing the strain on the heart and making it easier to pump blood.
Q. How does Monit GTN cause vasodilation?
Vasodilation with Monit GTN is achieved by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing the smooth muscles of the blood vessels.
Q. How is Monit GTN is taken?
Monit GTN is taken in the form of sublingual tablets, sprays, and transdermal patches for the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart).
Q. Is Monit GTN a beta blocker?
Monit GTN is not a beta blocker. Monit GTN belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Monit GTN is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Monit GTN a steroid?
Monit GTN is not a steroid. Monit GTN belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What is Monit GTN spray used for?
Monit GTN spray is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Q. How does Monit GTN spray work?
Monit GTN spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of Monit GTN, the active ingredient, each time the button is pressed. It is to be used under your tongue and should not be inhaled. It is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Q. Why is Monit GTN given sublingually?
Monit GTN is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Monit GTN is also readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, but due to its large breakdown (extensive first-pass metabolism) in the liver, its bioavailability (fraction of a given dose in an unchanged form that reaches the systemic circulation) is decreased.
Q. Does glyceryl trinitrate work like sildenafil?
Both sildenafil and glyceryl trinitrate work by dilation of blood vessels which helps in a better blood flow but the mechanisms are entirely different and they are used for different conditions. Sildenafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and glyceryl trinitrate is used for the treatment of chest pain. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for your disease conditions.
Monit GTN works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Q. Why does Monit GTN cause a headache?
Headache is a side effect of Monit GTN and this can be due to the dilation of cerebral arteries (those arteries supplying different parts of the brain). It usually disappears within several days of continued treatment.
Q. How does Monit GTN relieve angina pectoris?
Monit GTN belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It acts by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing its smooth muscles. This reduces the strain on the heart by making it easier to pump blood. In this manner, Monit GTN relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Q. How does Monit GTN reduce blood pressure?
Monit GTN reduces the blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels and decreasing the workload of the heart. However, it is not used for the treatment of high blood pressure.
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