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Long Term Effects Of Imdur
Is it safe to take Nitrates (Imdur) QD & Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) PRN long-term. I don't need additional questions, I can't answer. Can you please just answer my?'s
Yes: I have patients who have been taking nitrates for over 30 years. I have no reason to believe that there is any safety issue with long term use of these medications. ...Read more
I have chest pain. Cleared by Heart MD. ALL other system R/O. Put on Imdur ER and Nitrostat (nitroglycerin). They are only things that help. Is ok to take long term?
Diagnosis?: U say that ur Heart MD (presumably a Cardiologist) "cleared" you. What does that mean? What is the diagnosis? Do you have Prinzmetal's angina (ie coronary artery spasm with no blockage)? Is it Diffuse Esophageal Spasm, which mimics chest pain? In pts with heart disease (CAD), being on long-term nitrates increase mortality; however, u r young (23) & probably don't have CAD. Again, ask ur "heart MD" ...Read more
I take clonodine, hydralozine, imdur, diovan, (valsartan) coreg & amolodipine for hbp & levothyroxide for thyroid. How can I keep longer erection & better sex?
Talk to your doc: If you have weak erections inadequate for sex or short duration that does not allow for mutual pleasure, then see what med changes can be made. I assume that you have some major pathology that has put you on these meds at such a young age, so there may not be much wiggle room. Your meds may rule out viagra, (sildenafil) so you might need to resort to vacuum devices. ...Read more
Are effects of Imdur and Nifedipine cumulative or no? After 5 days my heart still hurts &am wondering if they will make it any better as I take more?
Effects not really: Cumulative as nefidipine has reached steady state concentrations after 5 days but give a few more days & discuss with prescribing physician ...Read more
At what different strengths can imdur comes. Is there any immediate release imdur avaible & at what strength.
Several: Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) is a long-acting formulation of nitroglycerin. It comes in multiples of 30 mg. The short acting form of isosorbide (dinitrate) is marketed under a couple different brand names (most commonly Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) in the us). It has a shorter half-life. Sublingual Nitroglycerin (pills or spray) is nearly instantaneous in onset and has a half-life of only a few minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should imdur oral b used prn or should it b taken all the time? Not exp. Chest discomfort rt now.
Never PRN: Imdur is a slow release medication meant to prevent angina. It is of little benefit once there is an attack because it will not work for hours. If there is no angina, perhaps the dose could be reduced or the medication may no longer be needed. Dosing should be once daily in the morning and not more or less frequently. Talk to your doctor about whether to wean off this medication. ...Read more
Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?
Depends...: Not sure why you are on Cartia and metoprolol -- 2 medicines that both lower heart rate while controlling BP. Having said that, I would take Cartia and metoprolol at opposite times of day (one at night and the other in a.m.) Imdur at night. These are serious medicines for a young persons like yourself of 36. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
On cartia and Imdur since 2011. What happen if suddenly stop these Cardiac drugs. Symptoms controlled. Blood pressure normalized. I feel fine.
Don't do it: You will no longer receive the benefit of these 2 drugs and risk suddenly destabilizing your current state of good health. If you want to try stopping your meds (not unreasonable), do it with medical supervision and do it slowly, tapering first one and, if okay, then the other. I would drop the Imdur first. Your BP will rise, especially when the Cartia is stopped. ...Read more