Imdur (Isosorbide Mononitrate) is used in preventing angina (chest pain) caused by heart disease. Isosorbide Mononitrate is a nitrate vasodilator which works by widening the blood vessels in the body. For effective relief of chest pain order Generic Imdur today!
Generic Imdur may also be marketed as: Isosorbide mononitrate, ISMO, Monoket.
*Imdur® is manufactured by Schering.
Isosorbide Mononitrate is a nitrate drug. It is used to prevent chest pain (angina) and reduce strain on the heart in patients with heart disease (coronary artery disease). Isosorbide mononitrate relaxes and widens blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This medication will not relieve chest pain once it occurs. It is also not intended to be taken just before certain activities (e.g., exercise, sexual intercourse) to prevent chest pain.
Take this medication by mouth usually once daily upon awakening in the morning, with a half glass of fluid. Swallow this medication whole. Do not crush or chew the tablets, which can destroy the long action of this drug and may increase side effects. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Imdur: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious Imdur side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Before taking isosorbide mononitrate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; to other nitrates (e.g., nitroglycerin) or nitrites; or if you have any other allergies.
Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: recent head injury (increased intracranial pressure), severe anemia, certain severe stomach/abdominal diseases (hypermotility, malabsorption).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: low blood pressure, loss of body fluids (dehydration), certain heart conditions (e.g., cardiomyopathy, recent heart attack), current occupational exposure to nitrates, overactive thyroid.
This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages and avoid overheating which can aggravate dizziness.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Imdur.