Monomil XL contains a medicine called isosorbide mononitrate. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘nitrates’. It is used to prevent chest pain (angina). It works by making the blood vessels relax and widen.
What does isosorbide mononitrate do to your heart?
Isosorbide mononitrate belongs to the group of medicines called nitrates. It works by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload. When used regularly on a long-term basis, this helps prevent angina attacks from occurring.
When is the best time to take isosorbide mononitrate?
You should take this medicine first thing in the morning and follow the same schedule each day. This medicine works best if you have a “drug-free” period of time every day when you do not take it. Your doctor will schedule your doses during the day to allow for a drug-free time.
Is it OK to take isosorbide at night?
You should take this medicine first thing in the morning and follow the same schedule each day. This medicine works best if you have a “drug-free” period of time every day when you do not take it.
Does isosorbide make sleepy?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall. Avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol may increase certain side effects of isosorbide mononitrate (dizziness, drowsiness, feeling light-headed, or fainting).
Can isosorbide cause shortness of breath?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects.
Can isosorbide mononitrate cause shortness of breath?
Signs of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, restlessness, warm flushed skin, blurred vision, headache, fainting, tachycardia (a fast heartbeat), low blood pressure, strong or irregular heartbeat, bluish discoloration of the skin, shortness of breath, rapid shallow breathing and increased pressure within the skull.
Is isosorbide bad for kidneys?
Isosorbide mononitrate (Monoket) is not known to affect the kidneys. People with kidney problems should be able to take the usual dose of isosorbide mononitrate (Monoket).
Can you take aspirin with isosorbide?
No interactions were found between Aspirin Low Strength and isosorbide mononitrate. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Should isosorbide be taken with food?
Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
What happens if you stop taking isosorbide?
This would result in collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal. You must not stop taking Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets to take sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil as this will increase your chances of having an angina attack. Noradrenalin (norepinephrine) to treat sharp and severe drop in blood pressure.
Can you drink alcohol while taking isosorbide?
Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets and alcohol: Do not drink alcohol. It could increase the effect of Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets and lower your blood pressure too much. If this happens, you may feel dizzy or faint.
How fast does isosorbide Work?
After oral administration, isosorbide mononitrate EL has a quick onset of action (30 minutes) and effects are evident for up to 17 hours.
Can isosorbide cause anxiety?
Psychiatric Disorders: Anxiety, concentration impaired, confusion, decreased libido, depression, impotence, insomnia, nervousness, paroniria, somnolence. Red Blood Cell Disorder: Hypochromic anemia. Reproductive Disorders, Female: Atrophic vaginitis, breast pain.
Does isosorbide cause weight loss?
Conclusions: Patients using a diuretic with isosorbide dinitrate maintain an increased anginal threshold and total exercise time compared with placebo. Weight change is inversely related to exercise duration, and this result is consistent with fluid retention restoring cardiac preload during nitrate use.
What drug must not be prescribed when a patient is on isosorbide mononitrate?
You should not take erectile dysfunction medicine (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, Staxyn, sildenafil, avanafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) while you are taking isosorbide mononitrate. Taking these medicines together can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.
Does isosorbide affect heart rate?
Compared to the findings after the placebo, the blood pressure level fell and the heart rate increased after the ingestion of isosorbide dinitrate. The changes were more striking with the patients standing than with them supine, and the larger dose of the drug produced greater changes than the smaller dose.
How long do headaches last with isosorbide?
One of the most common side effects of isosorbide dinitrate is headaches. Do not stop taking this drug if a headache occurs; a headache is a sign that isosorbide dinitrate is working. Headaches usually develop after first taking isosorbide dinitrate and subside after a couple of weeks.
Is isosorbide a beta blocker?
When angina is frequent, long-acting nitrates (isosorbide mononitrate), beta-adrenergic–blocking drugs (e.g. atenolol) and calcium antagonists (e.g. amlodipine) are used.
Can BP meds cause hair loss?
3) Blood pressure medications — captopril and lisinopril They include the medicines, captopril and lisinopril. Both of the drugs have been known to cause hair loss—but only in around 1% of patients taking them.
Is isosorbide a blood pressure medicine?
Isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) is effective in the short-term for decreasing systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, and pulse wave reflection in patients with systolic hypertension.