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Doctor insights on: Isosorbide Mononitrate Vs Dinitrate

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What's the difference between isosorbide mononitrate vs isosorbide dinitrate?

What's 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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Isosorbide Mononitrate (Definition)

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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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Is isosorbide mononitrate a beta blocker?

Is isosorbide mononitrate a beta blocker?

No: No, Isosorbide Mononitrate (imdur) is a nitrate class drug and used for vasodilation. ...Read more

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Isosorbide mononitrate extended-release (imdur) vs quick acting release (by kremers). Which one can develop tolerance more. Which one prescribed often?

Isosorbide mononitrate extended-release (imdur) vs quick acting release (by kremers). Which one can develop tolerance more. Which one prescribed often?

Different targets: Either can develop tolerance, long acting a little more likely b/c in system longer. But imdur usually for prolonged venous-dilitation / cardiac perfusion effects and immediate / short formulation more common w/cardiac symptoms. Ask you cardiologist or pharmacist for more specific information. ...Read more

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What is isosorbide mononitrate used for?

What is isosorbide mononitrate used for?

To treat heart Dx.: It is a longer acting nitrate to vasodilate coronary arteries if a patient has exertional angina. ...Read more

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What will happen if I overdose on isosorbide mononitrate?

What will happen if I overdose on isosorbide mononitrate?

Various: If you are talking about accidentally taking an extra dose, you should expect a headache, and possibly some dizziness from your blood pressure dropping. ...Read more

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Isosorbide mononitrate is causing itching for my mother after having cardiac catheterization and prescribed to her, is it normall? If not alternatives?

Isosorbide mononitrate is causing itching for my mother after having cardiac catheterization and prescribed to her, is it normall? If not alternatives?

Itching: The itching is more likely to be related to the contrast used during angiography. It is much less likely to have itching related to isosorbide. ...Read more

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Can using 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine during dental work interacts with bystolic, (nebivolol) benicar/hct or isosorbide mononitrate medicine.?

Probably not: Although Lidocaine is a vasodilator, there is no clinical evidence of any drug interactions or special precautions needed. However, if during the injection, some of the anesthetic were to be introduced directly into a blood vessel, the Epinephrine could cause a minor and short acting increase in heart rate. ...Read more

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I'm taking 45mg isosorbide mononitrate ER for coronary artery spasms 25mg metoprolol ER for high bp. Will I have to be on these the rest of my life?

I'm taking 45mg isosorbide mononitrate ER for coronary artery spasms 25mg metoprolol ER for high bp. Will I have to be on these the rest of my life?

Maybe (not). . .: You'll need to address this question w/your cardiologist & family doc. If you're overweight or obese, it's possible to come off blood pressure, cholesterol & diabetes medications by changing lifestyle, eating right, exercising regularly & losing weight. Just curious, but why didn't you mention Lisinopril in your question? Regardless, metoprolol & Isosorbide Mononitrate can help decrease spasm. ...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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Need to take 30 mg ER imdur for angina. Would it cause low blood pressure. How effictive it is vs regular isosorbide regular release on blood pressure?

Need to take 30 mg ER imdur for angina. Would it cause low blood pressure. How effictive it is vs regular isosorbide regular release on blood pressure?

Nitrates: Both may cause some drop in blood pressure but usually not very much. Nitrates are not typically used for treatment of hypertension. The effects of the short and long acting isosorbide mono nitrate are similar; the difference is how often it has to be taken, i.e. Once vs. Twice a day. ...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)?

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

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In a patient with migraines, will their frequency increase if the patient takes isordil (isosorbide dinitrate)?

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

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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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