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    Isosorbide Mononitrate

    Information about Isosorbide Mononitrate

    Isosorbide mononitrate uses

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

    How isosorbide mononitrate 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.

    Common side effects of isosorbide mononitrate

    Headache, Dizziness, Increased heart rate, Flushing of face, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS (Oral Pathology & Microbiology), BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Jun 2019 | 02:25 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Isosorbide Mononitrate

    • Isosorbide Mononitrate may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Do not consume alcohol while taking Isosorbide Mononitrate as it may cause increased dizziness.
    • It may cause headaches which usually go away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
    • 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.
    • Stop taking sildenafil or Tadalafil like medication while on treatment with Isosorbide Mononitrate as it may cause low blood pressure.

    Frequently asked questions for Isosorbide Mononitrate

    Isosorbide Mononitrate

    Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate get you high?

    No, Isosorbide Mononitrate does not get you high.

    Q. Can I use paracetamol if I am already taking Isosorbide Mononitrate?

    Yes, if prescribed by your doctor, paracetamol can be used while taking Isosorbide Mononitrate.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)