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Isordil Advanced Patient Information

10.21.2017 | Logan Miers
Isordil Advanced Patient Information

Get emergency help immediay if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Safety and efficacy have not been established. Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of isosorbide dinitrate in the pediatric population.

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Do not stop using the medicine or change the time you use it in order to avoid the headaches. This medicine may cause headaches. If you have severe pain, talk with your doctor. These headaches are a sign that the medicine is working.

It works by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its work load. Isosorbide dinitrate belongs to the group of medicines called nitrates. When used regularly on a long-term basis, this helps prevent angina attacks from occurring.

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Also l your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. l your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

See also: Side effects (in more detail).

Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

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Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.

Check with your doctor immediay if any of the following side effects occur:

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. Do not double doses. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Getting up slowly may help. Dizziness, lightheadedness, or faintness may occur, especially when you get up quickly from a lying or sitting position.

Do not split, crush, or chew it. Swallow the extended-release tablet or capsule whole.

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive. Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary.

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Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take. Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of isosorbide dinitrate in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving isosorbide dinitrate.

It will not relieve an attack that has already started because it works too slowly. The extended-release form releases medicine gradually to provide its effect for 8 to 10 hours. This form of nitrate is used to reduce the number of angina attacks over a long time. Check with your doctor if you also need a fast-acting medicine to relieve the pain of an angina attack.

Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

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They work much faster when absorbed through the lining of the mouth. Sublingual tablets should not be chewed, crushed, or swallowed. Place the tablet under the tongue and let it dissolve there. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or use chewing tobacco while a tablet is dissolving.

Other brands: Isochron, IsoDitrate, Dilatrate-SR.

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. For this medicine, the following should be considered:. This is a decision you and your doctor will make.

CSA Schedule N Not a controlled drug.

It does not work fast enough to relieve the pain of an angina attack that has already started. Isosorbide dinitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

In Canada Available Dosage Forms: Therapeutic Class: Antianginal Chemical Class: Nitrate. Generic Name: isosorbide dinitrate (Oral route, Sublingual route) eye-soe-SOR-bide dye-NYE-trate In the U.S.

Do not stop using this medicine without checking first with your doctor. Your doctor may want you to gradually reduce the amount you are using before stopping it compley.

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Availability Rx Prescription only.

If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional. Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Make sure you l your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:. The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine.

Using these medicines together may cause blurred vision, dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Do not take avanafil (Stendra), riociguat (Adempas), sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra) while you are using this medicine. If you are taking these medicines and you experience an angina attack, you must go to the hospital right away.

It may not be specific to Isordil. This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain isosorbide dinitrate. Please read with care.

If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor ls you to do so. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label.

Approval History 10+ years FDA approved 1959.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

You should take this medicine first thing in the morning and follow the same schedule each day. Follow the schedule of dosing carefully so the medicine will work properly. This medicine works best if you have a "drug-free" period of time every day when you do not take it. Your doctor will schedule your doses during the day to allow for a drug-free time.

If you will be taking this medicine for a long time, it is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

While you are taking this medicine, be careful to limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Also, use extra care during exercise or hot weather or if you must stand for long periods of time. Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting is also more likely to occur if you drink alcohol, stand for long periods of time, exercise, or if the weather is hot.

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Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.