Imdur belongs to a class of nitrates. The impact of the active substance, Isosorbidemononitrate, is the dilation (expansion) of blood vessels and helps the heart pump blood. Imdur is used to treat angina (chest pain). Other similar drugs include nitrates isosorbidedinitrate (Dilatrate-SR, isochronous, IsordilTitradose) and nitroglycerin (NitroQuick, Nitrolingual, Nitrostat, Nitro-Dur).
MODE OF APPLICATION
The recommended dose is 20 mg twice a day. Before the next dose it should pass at least seven hours. If you use a dose larger, the reception is 30-240 mg once a day.
If you forget to take your dose on time, please do so as soon as you remember it. If this happens during the next dose, then you should not take the missed dose. Do not take a double dose. Return to your medication schedule for the next day and take it regularly.
Symptoms of overdose include heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, fever, confusion, dizziness, severe headache, vision problems, stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, sweating, trouble breathing, cold or clammy skin, fainting.
Store at room temperature 20-25 C (68-77 F), away from moisture, heat and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom and reach of children.
You should not take Imdur if you are using sildenafil (Viagra), because of possible serious side effects. If you are allergic to isosorbidedinitrate, (isochronous, Isordil, Dilatrate), isosorbidemononitrate nitroglycerin or you should not take Imdur. Also, do not use the medication if you have the first signs of a heart attack, such as chest pain or heavy feeling, nausea, sweating, pain extends to the arm or shoulder.
Before taking Imdur, tell your doctor, especially if you have heart failure, low blood pressure, or kidney disease. At the beginning of treatment Imdur may cause severe headaches. Do not use Imdur to treat angina attack that has already begun. This medication is used to prevent angina attacks, so use it as prescribed your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication suddenly as this may cause a severe attack of angina. Tell your doctor if you have heart failure, low blood pressure, or kidney disease. It should rise slowly when you are sitting or lying, with a decrease in blood pressure.
Imdur is contraindicated to patients with hypersensitivity to the medicine or the presence of unpredictable reactions to other nitrates or nitrites.