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isosorbide mononitrate vs dinitrate

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
How long they last: The main difference is how long they last. Most dinitrate products are designed to be taken at least 2 x a day where as most of the mononitrate produ ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
You should take: whichever your health care provider has recommended. Mononitrate has a longer half life and less likely to develop tolerance. Used more commonly in st ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is a nitrate. The mechanism of action is different than that of beta blockers.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Isosorbide dinitrate: Iosorbide dinitrate is a medication used to treat/ prevent angina.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Bisoprolol: On review of the literature the two preparatio ns appear to deliver the same bisoprolol effect. It suggests that there should be no difference between ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
To treat heart Dx.: It is a longer acting nitrate to vasodilate coronary arteries if a patient has exertional angina.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Dilates arteries: The nitroglycerine dilates the coronary arteries. By relaxing the smooth muscle in the arteries, the medicine increases the diameter of the artery all ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Both: Both are safe when appropriately used. The main difference between the two is lipid solubility, and thus, time to onset. Nifedipine is water soluble a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Isosorbide dinitrate: Iosorbide dinitrate is beneficial in the treatment & prevention of angina.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Tartrate is short acting and needs to be taken twice daily. The succinate form is long acting and is taken once a day.
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More comm ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
About the same: These medications are about equivalent although the makers of Moexipril claim better tissue penetration. Drugs in this class of angiotensin converting ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Same thing: Amlodipine is the generic name for branded norvasc. Besylate refers to the salt or ester to which the active ingredient, amlodipine, is attached.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Different meds: Although they are both the same medicine, they are taken differently. Tartrate is a shorter acting form meant to be taking 2 or 3 times a day. Succi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Too many individual: response variables; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_channel_blocker has reasonable group overview. Be aware: all the calcium channel blockers, e ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Imdur: Is a nitrate. It is not a beta blocker.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Toprol (metoprolol) is very safe commonly used drug for hypertension and cardiac problems.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Chambers
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The 2 medications are in the same class beta blockers, and work similarly, but they are different medications.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
It depends: It really depends on the medical history of the patient. Both are anti hypertensives, but they work in different ways. For people with diabetes, Ena ... Read More
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