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(isosorbide mononitrate) Tablet, Film Coated
Isosorbide mononitrate is 1,4:3,6-dianhydro-D-glucitol, 5-nitrate, an organic nitrate whose structural formula is:
and whose molecular weight is 191.14. The organic nitrates are vasodilators, active on both arteries and veins. Each Ismo tablet contains 20 mg of isosorbide mononitrate. The inactive ingredients in each tablet are colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Yellow 10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 20, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide and hydroxypropyl cellulose.
What are the possible side effects of isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heart rate;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- trouble breathing, blue-colored skin, tired feeling; or
- worsening angina pain.
Less serious side effects may include:
- headache, mild dizziness;
- warmth, redness, or tingling under your...
What are the precautions when taking isosorbide mononitrate (Ismo)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to similar drugs (such as nitroglycerin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: low blood pressure.
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal...
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/13/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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