What is isosorbide dinitrate used for?
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE (eye soe SOR bide dye NYE trate) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent chest pain caused by angina.
When do you use isosorbide dinitrate?
To prevent angina attacks, isosorbide dinitrate is usually taken at regular intervals. To treat an angina attack that has already begun, use the medicine at the first sign of chest pain. Place the tablet under your tongue and allow it to dissolve slowly. Do not chew or swallow it.
What is the side effect of isosorbide dinitrate?
Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, and flushing may occur as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Headache is often a sign that this medication is working.
Is isosorbide for high blood pressure?
Isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) is effective in the short-term for decreasing systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, and pulse wave reflection in patients with systolic hypertension.
Can I swallow isosorbide dinitrate?
How is isosorbide dinitrate taken?
Is isosorbide dinitrate sublingual?
How to use Isosorbide Dinitrate Tablet, Sublingual. Sit down before using this medication. Place 1 tablet under the tongue and allow it to dissolve as directed by your doctor. Do not chew or swallow the tablet.
How do I get off isosorbide?
If you stop taking Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets: Do not stop taking Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets without first talking to your doctor. You should keep taking your medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking it just because you feel better.
What do you need to know about isosorbide dinitrate?
Written by Cerner Multum. What is isosorbide dinitrate? Isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump. Isosorbide dinitrate is used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain ( angina ).
When to stop taking isosorbide dinitrate for angina?
If you take isosorbide dinitrate on a regular schedule to prevent angina, do not stop taking it suddenly or you could have a severe attack of angina. Keep this medicine on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
Can you take Viagra and isosorbide dinitrate together?
Important Information. You should not take erectile dysfunction medicine (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, Staxyn, sildenafil, avanafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) while you are taking isosorbide dinitrate. Taking these medicine together can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.
Is it safe to take isosorbide dinitrate while pregnant?
Taking these medicines together can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure. To make sure isosorbide dinitrate is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: low blood pressure. It is not known whether isosorbide dinitrate will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.