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 relievechest pain once it occurs. It is not intended to be taken just before physicalactivities to prevent chest pain.
Howdoes Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) work?
Imdur(Isosorbide Mononitrate) works by relaxing theblood vessels, letting more blood and oxygen reach the heart.
This drugis an active metabolite that exerts qualitatively similar effects. It lessensthe workload of the heart by making venous and arterial dilatation. By decreasingthe end diastolic pressure and volume, this drug lowers the intramuralpressure. Therefore, it leads to an improvement in the subendocardial bloodflow. The net effect when administering this medication is a reduced workloadfor the heart. It also has an improvement in the oxygen supply/demand balanceof the myocardium.
Whyuse 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.
Howto 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.
Whatare the side-effects of Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate)?
Call for medical help if you havesigns of an allergic reaction:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your lips, throat, face, or tongue
- 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.