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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Isosorbide Dinitrate (Definition)

Isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...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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Should i take isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate?

Should i take isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate?

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 stable angina patients. Ask your health care provider this questions as s/he has your medical history available. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between isosorbide mononitrate vs isosorbide dinitrate?

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 products once a day. They both are quite effective at controlling angina when appropriately prescribed. Some side effects thought a bit less with mono v. Di, but that varies a lot from person to person. ...Read more

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Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

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 the two with respect to bisoprolol effect. ...Read more

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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

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 commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

No : Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Calcium channel blockers are drugs like amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. ...Read more

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Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

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 and has reasonably quick onset, but also the levels will waver through the day. Amlodipine (or norvasc) is lipid soluble, takes about a week to ramp up in effect, and has a nice steady state effect. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) a statin drug?

Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil): Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) is a medication for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is prinivil (lisinopril) a betablocker?

Is prinivil (lisinopril) a betablocker?

No: Prinivial is an ace inhibitor, which is another form of blood pressure medicine. Ace inhibitors are felt to have protective effects in patient s with kidney disease, particularly diabetics. It is also effective in the treatment of patients with congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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How does isosorbide dinitrate or mononitrate help prevent angina attacks?

How does isosorbide dinitrate or mononitrate help prevent angina attacks?

Supply and demand: Angina is caused by heart muscle not getting enough blood to meet its needs, think supply vs demand. By relaxing smooth muscle in the walls of coronary arteries, nitrates increase blood flow. They also dilate the body's veins, so less blood returns to the heart, and the heart walls are less stretched outwards. This reduces tension on the heart wall muscle, and hence demand for oxygen/blood. ...Read more

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Whats adalat (nifedipine) cc?

Whats adalat (nifedipine) cc?

Nifedipine: This is a calcium channel blocker that has a variety of uses, including to treat / prevent headache and control high blood pressure by relaxing vessels. ...Read more

Dilatrate Sr (Definition)

Dilatrate SR is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Isordil (Definition)

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