Isosorbide Dinitrate

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  1. Isosorbide Dinitrate Benefits & Uses
  2. Isosorbide Dinitrate Dosage & How to Take
  3. Isosorbide Dinitrate Side Effects
  4. Isosorbide Dinitrate Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Isosorbide Dinitrate with Other Drugs
  6. Isosorbide Dinitrate Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Isosorbide Dinitrate
  8. Isosorbide Dinitrate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Isosorbide Dinitrate Benefits & Uses

Isosorbide Dinitrate is used to treat the following -

  1. Angina Primary
  2. Heart Failure
  3. Achalasia

Isosorbide Dinitrate Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Isosorbide Dinitrate

Isosorbide Dinitrate

Isosorbide Dinitrate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Isosorbide Dinitrate is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Flushing
  3. Dizziness Mild
  4. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  5. Tachycardia
  6. Bradycardia
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Dry Mouth Mild
  9. Decreased blood pressure
  10. Peripheral Edema

Isosorbide Dinitrate Related Warnings

Is the use of Isosorbide Dinitrate safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Isosorbide Dinitrate. If you are pregnant, do not take Isosorbide Dinitrate without a doctor's advice.

Severe

Is the use of Isosorbide Dinitrate safe during breastfeeding?

In the absence of any scientific study about the side effects of Isosorbide Dinitrate in breastfeeding women, information on safety of Isosorbide Dinitrate is unavailable.

Unknown

What is the effect of Isosorbide Dinitrate on the Kidneys?

Isosorbide Dinitrate is not harmful for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Isosorbide Dinitrate on the Liver?

Isosorbide Dinitrate does not damage the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Isosorbide Dinitrate on the Heart?

Isosorbide Dinitrate has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Isosorbide Dinitrate with Other Drugs

Isosorbide Dinitrate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Isosorbide Dinitrate Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Isosorbide Dinitrate unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  2. Anemia
  3. Glaucoma

Frequently asked Questions about Isosorbide Dinitrate

Is this Isosorbide Dinitrate habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Isosorbide Dinitrate.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Isosorbide Dinitrate does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

Safe

Is it safe?

Isosorbide Dinitrate is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Isosorbide Dinitrate is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Isosorbide Dinitrate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Isosorbide Dinitrate

Taking Isosorbide Dinitrate with food does not cause any problems.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Isosorbide Dinitrate

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Isosorbide Dinitrate as it can have severe side effects.

Severe

Isosorbide Dinitrate FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Does Isosorbide Dinitrate lower heart rate(bradycardia)?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Isosorbide Dinitrate might lower heart rate (bradycardia) in some cases usually when the drug is taken in more than the recommended doses or if the patient has some medical condition such as hypovolemia.

Question about 2 years ago

How to take Isosorbide Dinitrate?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

Take Isosorbide Dinitrate 2-3 times a day or as advised by your doctor. It has to be taken on an empty stomach because the presence of food might affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with glaucoma, hypothyroidism, and improper liver or kidney function.

Question over 1 year ago

Can Isosorbide Dinitrate cause weight gain?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

No, Isosorbide Dinitrate does not cause weight gain. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing any unusual weight gain after taking this drug, then it might be due to some other reason and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 2 years ago

How long can I safely take Isosorbide Dinitrate?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Take oral Isosorbide Dinitrate as long as it is recommended by your doctor.

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I take Isosorbide Dinitrate without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

No, Isosorbide Dinitrate is a prescription drug, so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Isordil® Titradose™ (isosorbide dinitrate)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 543-544
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 653-654
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