Medicine Overview of Monopark Tablet
Side Effects of Monopark are Headache, Dizziness, Increased heart rate, Flushing of face, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).
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. Monopark 20 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Monopark 20 mg 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 Monopark Tablet
- You have been prescribed Monopark 20 mg Tablet 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.
Monopark 20 mg Tablet 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 Monopark 20 mg Tablet 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 Monopark 20 mg Tablet with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
Monopark Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Monopark 20 mg 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.
Monopark 20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monopark 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Monopark 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Monopark 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Monopark 20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Monopark 20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Monopark 20 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Monopark Tablet
Q. Does Monopark cause erectile dysfunction (ed)/ lower blood pressure/hair loss?
Monopark 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 Monopark. 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 Monopark get you high?
No, Monopark 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 Monopark be crushed/ cut half/ be split?
Do not crush, split, cut half or chew the Monopark 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 Monopark be taken at night?
It is better to take Monopark in the morning during the time patients are active and leave them drug free during sleep.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Monopark with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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