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Isordil Titradose Medication
Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate): How do you know you are tolerant to the drug? ...Read more
In a patient with migraines, will their frequency increase if the patient takes isordil (isosorbide dinitrate)?
Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) & Headaches: Isordil is nitroglycerine, a vasodilator for the heart (seldom other) which can cause headaches. It is dose dependent, the higher the most likely headache. You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for it. If your migraines get worst talk to the cardiologist about it. ...Read more
Is isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) for chest pressure contraindicated in patients with constrictive pericarditis?
Generally no: It is not considered to be contraindicated, neither is it considered a treatment. Why is it being considered? ...Read more
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
Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate): Isosorbide dinitrate is a prescription drugGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
A-HEFT Trial: A large trial looked at the combination of hydralazien and Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) with african american patients and showed a benefit of improving heart failure status, on top of standard medical therapy. It is thought to be believed due to lack of Nitric Oxide delivery to endothelium in african americans, that is improved by this therapy. Blood pressure tends to be higher in the first place, which improves. ...Read more
To control CHF is it normal to prescribe hydralazine alone or with isosorbide dinitrate? She has no hypertension, but AF. Headache+AF worsens wt these
If you are feeling these side affect numbness tingling of hands legs and feet from taken carvedilol isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine?
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more