Table Of Content
What Is Isosorbide Dinitrate
What Should you Discuss With your Healthcare Provider Before Taking Isosorbide Dinitrate
How Should I Take Hydralazine And Isosorbide Dinitrate
What Happens If I Miss A Dose
What Happens If I Overdose
What Should I Avoid While Taking Isosorbide Dinitrate
Possible Side Effects Of Isosorbide Dinitrate
What Other Drugs Will Affect Isosorbide Dinitrate
Generic Name : Isosorbide Dinitrate
Brand Names: Sorbitrate
What Is Isosorbide Dinitrate?
Isosorbide Dinitrate is a drug called Nitrates, Isosorbide Dinitrate Dilates (widens or relaxes) Blood Vessels (arteries and veins). When blood vessels are dilated, it is easier for the heart to pump. Also, more blood which is rich in oxygen can flow to the heart; isosorbide dinitrate is used to treat heart failure.
What Should you Discuss With your Healthcare Provider Before Taking Isosorbide Dinitrate?
Before taking this medicine to tell your doctor if you Have low blood pressure
Have had a stroke a transient ischemic attack (tia or mini-stroke) or a severe head injury
Have an allergy to Nitrates
Have Closed-angle Glaucoma
Suffer from migraines
Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Have high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides (types of fat) in your blood
Have Pulmonary Hypertension
Have kidney disease or have liver disease
You may not be able to take isosorbide dinitrate, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during therapy.
Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether isosorbide dinitrate pass into breast milk, do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to feel dizziness from hydralazine; you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during therapy.
How Should I Take Hydralazine And Isosorbide Dinitrate?
Take Isosorbide Dinitrate precisely as directed by your doctor, if you do not follow these directions, ask your pharmacist or doctor to explain them to you,
Take this medicine with a glass of water.
Do not stop taking hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate suddenly, discuss with your doctor before you stop taking medicine completely.
Store this capsule at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What Happens If I Miss A Dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, if your next regularly scheduled dose is within 2 hours skip the dose you missed and take only the next dose, do not receive a double dose of this medication.
What Happens If I Overdose?
Ask emergency medical attention, Signs of an Isosorbide Dinitrate overdose involve a severe throbbing headache painful or slow breathing muscle cramps nausea vomiting diarrhea fever dizziness fainting an irregular or gradual heartbeat changes in vision confusion flushing and seizures.
What Should I Avoid While Taking Isosorbide Dinitrate?
Use care when driving operating machinery or performing other hazardous activities.
Isosorbide dinitrate may cause dizziness, if you feel dizziness avoid these activities, also stand up slowly from a lying or sitting position.
Avoid alcohol, alcohol also widens your blood vessels, and it can cause very low blood pressure dizziness and drowsiness if you consume alcohol, you could endanger yourself or others.
Do not stop using hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate suddenly, talk to your doctor before you stop taking the drug completely.
Possible Side Effects Of Isosorbide Dinitrate?
If You Experience Any Of The Following Serious Side Effects Stop Taking Isosorbide Dinitrate And Seek Emergency Medical Attention:
An Allergic Reaction ( Closing Of Your Throat, Swelling Of Your Lips Tongue Or Face, difficulty breathing Or Hives )
Blurred Vision And Dry Mouth
Blood In Your Urine Or Stools
Numbness Tingling Pain Or Weakness Of Your Arms Or Legs
Other Less Serious Side Effects May Be More Likely To Occur, If You Experience Any Of The Following Side Effects Continue To Take Isosorbide And Talk To Your Doctor:
Headache Or Dizziness
Flushing (redness Of The Face Neck And Chest)
Nausea Or Vomiting
Swollen Ankles Or Weakness
Side effects other than listed may also occur, Discus with your general practitioner about any side effect that seems unusual.
What Other Drugs Will Affect Isosorbide Dinitrate?
Do Not Use Sildenafil (viagra Revatio) Vardenafil (Levitra) Or Tadalafil (Cialis)while taking Isosorbide Dinitrate; The combination could cause severe or life-threatening low blood pressure.
Inform Your healthcare practitioner, if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Any other heart medicines, particularly those used to treat high blood pressure or irregular heartbeats
You may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with isosorbide dinitrate or affect your condition, talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.