Imdur 60 Mg, Isosorbide mononitrate
Imdur 60 MG Tablet is an effective medicine to prevent chest pain (angina) caused due to narrowing of blood vessels that carries blood to the heart. It also decreases the load on the heart ensuring effective pumping of blood.
Imdur Side effects
Major & minor side effects for Imdur 60 MG Tablet
- Bluish discoloration of lips, fingernails, palm, or hands
- Irregular heartbeat
- Low blood pressure
- Dizziness and fainting
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Chest pain
- Difficulty in breathing
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Hives and redness of skin
- Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet
- Agitation and anxiety
Commonly asked questions
Onset of actionThe effect of this medicine can be observed within 20-30 of oral administration. However, this time is subject to vary depending on the form of the medicine.
Duration of effectThe effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6-8 hours upon oral administration in the form of conventional tablets.
Safe with alcohol?Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. Contact your doctor if you experience excessive sweating, dizziness, confusion after taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Usage in pregnancy?This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in near future.
Usage while breast-feeding?This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine or ask you to stop breastfeeding if the medicine has to be used.
When not to use?
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Isosorbide-5-mononitrate or any nitrate-containing medicines.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have anemia or low levels of hemoglobin in the blood.
Obstructive heart disease
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a condition where the blood vessels in the heart have blockage due to swelling or narrowing.
Head trauma/ Increased intracranial pressure
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a severe head injury or the pressure in the brain is elevated.
Medicine for erectile dysfunction
This medicine is not recommended for use if you are taking medicines for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. One of the most commonly used medicines for this condition is Viagra (sildenafil)
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in near future.
This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine or ask you to stop breastfeeding if the medicine has to be used.
Report the incidence of all other diseases of the heart, lung, thyroid, kidney, liver etc to the doctor before receiving this medicine. All these conditions should be taken into consideration to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.
Fall in blood pressure
Use of this medicine can cause a fall in blood pressure in general and may make you feel dizzy especially while getting up from lying or sitting position (Postural hypotension).
Use of this medicine can cause drowsiness and affect the ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Refrain from performing tasks that require a high level of mental alertness after taking this medicine.
Use of Imdur medicine should not be stopped abruptly as the patient is likely to experience some discomfort.
Nitrate free interval
The likelihood of development of drug tolerance is very high if this medicine is taken very regularly. A minimal amount of nitrate free time is required to avoid tolerance is 10-12 hr/day. The tolerance developed is in general for nitrates and may affect other medicines containing nitrates (cross-tolerance).
Use of this medicine may cause recurring headaches in some patients. These headaches can be treated using paracetamol or aspirin.
Use of this medicine has been associated with a blurring of vision in some rare cases. Discontinue the use and contact your doctor at the first sign of an abnormality in vision.
Imdur medicine is not recommended for use in patients aged below 18 years.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include a severe headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, excessive sweating etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Use of alcohol may increase the risk of adverse effects and cause excessive sedation and fall in blood pressure.
Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. Contact your doctor if you experience excessive sweating, dizziness, confusion after taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Acute myocardial infarction
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from a heart attack or heart failure. The use should be preceded by suitable clinical examinations to ensure safe and effective use.
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have low blood pressure. The risk of further lowering of blood pressure and associated adverse effects are significantly high.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from glaucoma. It should be prescribed only after accessing the condition and making suitable adjustments in dosage.
Avoid or limit the use of licorice while taking this medicine. The risk of adverse effects is higher while using them together. Contact your doctor if you experience excessive sweating, dizziness, confusion after taking this medicine with licorice.
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Take Imdur 60 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed. Do not discontinue the use of this medicine abruptly. There should be sufficient time gap between two dosages.
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