isosorbide mononitrate (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- What are the possible side effects of isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- What is the most important information I should know about isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- How should I take isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- What happens if I overdose (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- What should I avoid while taking isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- What other drugs will affect isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of isosorbide mononitrate can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include a severe throbbing headache, fever, confusion, dizziness or spinning sensation, fast or pounding heartbeats, vision problems, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, trouble breathing, sweating, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of isosorbide mononitrate.
What other drugs will affect isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- blood pressure medication;
- dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal) or ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, and others);
- an erectile dysfunction medication such as tadalafil (Cialis) or vardenafil (Levitra);
- a beta blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with isosorbide mononitrate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about isosorbide mononitrate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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