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Isosorbide Dinitrate
(Generic alternative to Isordil)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Brand Alternative Available

No brand alternative is available for this drug.

What is Isordil /Isosorbide Dinitrate used for?

Isordil is used to prevent symptoms of angina caused by heart disease. Isordil can be used alone or with other medicines. This medication is not designed for the immediate relief of acute attacks of chest pain. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in the body, allowing them to expand. This allows more blood to flow through the blood vessels, reducing the work the heart has to do in order to pump blood. This reduces the oxygen needs of the heart and eases chest pain.

How should Isordil /Isosorbide Dinitrate be stored?

Store Isordil at room temperature. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not sore Isordil in the bathroom. Keep away from reach of children and pets.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Isordil/Isosorbide Dinitrate ?

Use Isordil as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for full dosing instructions. Isordil is designed to be taken by mouth on an empty stomach with a full glass of water. If you miss a dose of Isordil, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take more than one dose at any given time.

When should Isordil /Isosorbide Dinitrate not be taken?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient in Isordil Titradose. If you are taking a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (a medicine often used for sexual dysfunction), do not use Isordil. Side effects like extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, or fainting can occur if you combine these medicines.

What precautions should I follow when taking Isordil /Isosorbide Dinitrate ?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions that you have before taking Isordil. Some conditions can interact with Isordil. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Isordil may harm an unborn baby. Be sure to inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby before you use Isordil. It is not known whether or not Isordil passes in to breast milk or if it can harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor about all prescription and non prescription drugs that you are using before taking Isordil. Some medicines may interact with Isordil and cause unwanted side effects. If you have bleeding in the brain, a recent head trauma, an overactive thyroid, heart problems, or anemia, it is very important that you let your doctor know about these conditions before you take Isordil.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Isordil /Isosorbide Dinitrate ?

Isordil can cause dizziness. These effects can worsen if you take Isordil with alcohol or other specific medicines. Do not drive or do anything unsafe until you know how you react to Isordil. Alcohol, hot weather, or exercise can increase your risk of becoming dizzy, lightheaded, or faint. To prevent these side effects, sit or stand up slowly. Isordil may give you a headache when you first start treatment. This usually goes away or becomes less noticeable over time. This is a sign that the medicine is working properly. Do not change your dosing regimen to avoid headaches. Take aspirin or acetaminophen with Isordil to avoid headaches. When used for a long period of time without a break, Isordil may not work as well. Talk to your doctor if Isordil stops working well for you.

When should Isordil /Isosorbide Dinitrate not be taken?

All medicines can cause side effects. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these severe side effects: severe allergic reaction (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or

Less serious side effects include: Dizziness, flushing of the face and neck, headache, and lightheadedness.