Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) is indicated to prevent chest pain or called angina. It is in patients with a certain heart condition or also known as coronary artery disease. Angina is caused by decreased blood flow to the heart.
This prescription will not relieve chest pain once it occurs. It is not intended to be taken just before physical activities to prevent chest pain.
How does Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) work?
Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) works by relaxing the blood vessels, letting more blood and oxygen reach the heart.
This drug is an active metabolite that exerts qualitatively similar effects. It lessens the workload of the heart by making venous and arterial dilatation. By decreasing the end diastolic pressure and volume, this drug lowers the intramural pressure. Therefore, it leads to an improvement in the subendocardial blood flow. The net effect when administering this medication is a reduced workload for the heart. It also has an improvement in the oxygen supply/demand balance of the myocardium.
Why use Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate)?
Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) belongs to the class of medications called nitrates. Each tablet consists of Isosorbide Mononitrate as an active ingredient. It is available in the strengths of 60 mg and 120 mg. This product is supplied for oral use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medicine.
How to use Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate)?
Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken once a day when you wake up. Swallow the tablet as a whole. Do not break or chew it. The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it.
Take each dose exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take it more often or longer than the prescription. Remember to take it at the same time and in the same way each day.
What are the side-effects of Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate)?
Call for medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your lips, throat, face, or tongue
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking each dose, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. This drug may contain an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Inform your doctor if you have a medical history or current medications.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first before taking this drug.
- Keep this away from the reach of children.