Oncid 20mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Oncid Capsule

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Uses of Oncid Capsule

Oncid 20mg Capsule is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Oncid Capsule

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

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How to use Oncid Capsule

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. It is better to take Oncid 20mg Capsule empty stomach.

How Oncid Capsule works

Oncid 20mg capsule is in a group of drugs called nitrates. 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 Oncid Capsule

Expert advice for Oncid Capsule

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Oncid 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 Oncid 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Oncid 20mg Capsule
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oncid 20mg Capsule 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.
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Lactation
Oncid 20mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Oncid 20mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Oncid 20mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Oncid 20mg Capsule is recommended.

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

Frequently asked questions for Oncid 20mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Isosorbide Mononitrate

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