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Dr. William Singer
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Dilatrate Sr (Overview)

Dilatrate SR is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest pain drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Took dilatrate-sr for 9 days (used nitroglycerin before), got swollen ankles and feet, now torsamide (10mg) for 3 weeks, legs also swollen, no improvements (87 years, female)?

Took dilatrate-sr for 9 days (used nitroglycerin before), got swollen ankles and feet, now torsamide (10mg) for 3 weeks, legs also swollen, no improvements (87 years, female)?

Decrease salt intake: This may be due to fluid and salt intake...Both of which you have the ability to directly modify. Sounds like you have a touch of congestive heart failure as well. Given your age, diet and lifestyle modification are the best things you can do (i.e. If you smoke, then quit). I would also try to avoid taking too many medications, since they all have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
11 doctors shared insights

Dilatrate Sr (Overview)

Dilatrate SR is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest pain drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Took dilatrate-sr for 9 days (used nitroglycerin before), got swollen ankles and feet, now torsamide (10mg) for 3 weeks, legs also swollen, no improvements (87 years, female)?

Decrease salt intake: This may be due to fluid and salt intake...Both of which you have the ability to directly modify. Sounds like you have a touch of congestive heart failure as well. Given your age, diet and lifestyle modification are the best things you can do (i.e. If you smoke, then quit). I would also try to avoid taking too many medications, since they all have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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What is isosorbide dinitrate?

What is isosorbide dinitrate?

Isosorbide dinitrate: Iosorbide dinitrate is a medication used to treat/ prevent angina. ...Read more

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Who should not use isosorbide dinitrate?

Isosorbide dinitrate: "Allergic reactions to organic nitrates are extremely rare, but they do occur. The isosorbide dinitrate tablet is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to ISDN or any of its other ingredients." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=8bb91825-b63e-44aa-8edd-4326823f3009 ...Read more

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What are some of the disadvantages by using isosorbide dinitrate?

What are some of the disadvantages by using isosorbide dinitrate?

Minor: Some people have issues with headaches or low blood pressure. Both of these resolve if the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is isosorbide dinitrate (isoket spray) ?

Could you explain what is isosorbide dinitrate (isoket spray) ?

RU in the UK?: Isoket spray is not available in the usa . It's a form of Nitroglycerin and it's used under the tongue for rapid relief of angina spells. In the usa, we use Nitroglycerin as a tablet or a spray and we use Isosorbide Dinitrate tablets for longer lasting relief/prophylaxis of angina. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Isosorbide Dinitrate (Definition)

Isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...Read more