Ismo - 20mg

Isosorbide Mononitrate
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Description

SKU 550
US Brand Name Isosorb Mono
Strength 20mg
Generic Name Isosorbide Mononitrate
Manufacturer ESP Pharma, Inc

Ismo

Isosorbide mononitrate is a drug that belongs to nitrates group. It facilitates smooth arterial blood flow and dilates the blood vessels. It is used to prevent chest pain.

 Understating the ailments it is used for:

Isosorbide mononitrate is used in the prophylactic treatment of Angina Pectoris. It helps in preventing or reducing the occurrence of angina.

Understanding the drug Isosorbide mononitrate:

How it works?

Isosorbide mononitrate is a drug that lowers the cholesterol levels in the body.

Isosorbide mononitrate

Isosorbide mononitrate gets converted to nitric oxide that activates the enzyme guanylate cyclise (atrial natriuretic peptide receptor A). This all activates a series of protein kinase dependent phosphorylation in smooth muscle cells which causes release of calcium ions. So, as a result vasodilatation is achieved.

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Isosorbide mononitrate if you:

  • Are allergic to Isosorbide mononitrate
  • Have congestive heart failure
  • Have low blood pressure or hypotension
  • Have kidney disease
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding

How much to take?

Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. The general recommended dose is 30 to 60 mg. This dose can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient’s condition and demand. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.

What are the strengths available?

Isosorbide mononitrate tablets contain the following five strength combinations that are available on our website:

  • Ismo  20 mg
  • Imdur 30 mg
  • Imdur 60 mg

Who is the manufacturer?

Ismo is manufactured by ESP Pharma Inc, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our websites in the pack of 30 tablets.

Imdur is manufactured by Schering Corporation, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our websites in the pack of 30 tablets.

How to take?

You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.

When to take?

Isosorbide mononitrate is taken once daily with or without food. It is a best way to take the medicine same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.

For how long should it be taken?

It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult physician first.

What if you take too much (overdose)?

In case of Overdose, one should immediately consult with his doctor.

What if you miss the dose?

Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose then skip the dose and take your next dose on the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one.

What are the side effects?

All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious but most of the times they are not. Common side effects are mentioned below:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Warmth, redness under your skin
  • Pain or stiffness in joints
  • Dry mouth
  • Hot flashes

Serious side effects which need medical attention are as follows:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Tired feeling
  • Blue colored skin
  • Tachycardia or bradycardia

Are there any possible drug interactions?

Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Isosorbide mononitrate:

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Isoniazid
  • Digoxin
  • Warfarin
  • Aliskiren
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Repaglinide
  • Nefazodone
  • Spironolactone
  • Rifampin
  • Cerivastatin
  • Dicoumaral
  • Cimetidine
  • Verapamil
  • Nicardipine
  • Warfarin
  • Lovastatin
  • Pravastatin

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children
  • Don’t use the expired medicine
  • Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
  • This drug passes into breast milk and may cause fetal damage
  • Limit the intake of Alcohol as it may increase the drowsiness effect
  • Along with this drug, diet exercise and weight control are also needed
  • Don’t exceed the recommended dose
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