Sorbitrate HF Tablet

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Sorbitrate HF Tablet is used in the treatment of heart failure. It is a combination of two medicines that effectively control symptoms of heart failure.

Sorbitrate HF Tablet should be taken with food regularly at a fixed time each day. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. Lifestyle changes like a low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine to work better.

It is generally safe and suitable for most people but has some potential side effects. The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. It makes you feel dizzy as of orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing). Hence, rise slowly while from a sitting position or avoid driving. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure while on the treatment.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease. You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Sorbitrate HF Tablet

Benefits of Sorbitrate HF Tablet

In Treatment of Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen and other parts of your body. Sorbitrate HF Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is therefore an effective treatment for heart failure.
This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and keeping active, to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

Side effects of Sorbitrate HF Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sorbitrate HF

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Chest pain
  • Drug-induced lupus syndrome
  • Palpitations
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Swelling of hands
  • Feet swelling

How to use Sorbitrate HF 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. Sorbitrate HF Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Sorbitrate HF Tablet works

Sorbitrate HF Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Isosorbide dinitrate and Hydralazine. Isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate which relaxes the blood vessels and decreases the oxygen demand of the heart. Hydralazine is a potassium channel opener which acts as an antioxidant and lessens tolerance to isosorbide dinitrate, thereby preserving its capacity to relax blood vessels. Together, they improve symptoms of heart failure.

Safety advice

Consuming alcohol while taking Sorbitrate HF Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Sorbitrate HF Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Sorbitrate HF Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Sorbitrate HF Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Sorbitrate HF Tablet may cause headaches or lead to difficulty in concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Sorbitrate HF Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sorbitrate HF Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
Sorbitrate HF Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sorbitrate HF Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Sorbitrate HF Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sorbitrate HF 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.

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Quick tips

  • Sorbitrate HF Tablet is a combination of two medicines that helps improve symptoms of heart failure and keeps your heart healthier.
  • This medicine may temporarily cause headaches, especially when starting treatment. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Sorbitrate HF Tablet may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Sorbitrate HF Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not take it in combination with  medicines that treat erectile dysfunction (eg. sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) or high blood pressure, as that can cause a major drop in blood pressure.
  • Do not stop taking Sorbitrate HF Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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First aid in heart attack any tablets your prescribed?
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what's the use of sorbitrate tablet and what's it's dose.
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It is an emergency medicine for heart patients. Dose will be priscribed according to patients condition.

User feedback


Q. Can I stop taking Sorbitrate HF Tablet if I feel well?

No, keep using Sorbitrate HF Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Sorbitrate HF Tablet suddenly may lead to serious complications of heart failure.

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Sorbitrate HF Tablet cause headache?

Sorbitrate HF Tablet can frequently cause headaches, especially at the start of the treatment. As the treatment continues, your headache may become less intense and frequent. However, inform your doctor if headache continues.

Q. Can the use of Sorbitrate HF Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Isosorbide Sorbitrate HF Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may often occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

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