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(isosorbide dinitrate) Tablets
Isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) is 1,4:3,6-dianhydro-D-glucitol 2,5-dinitrate, an organic nitrate whose structural formula is
and whose molecular weight is 236.14. The organic nitrates are vasodilators, active on both arteries and veins.
Isosorbide dinitrate is a white, crystalline, odorless compound which is stable in air and in solution, has a melting point of 70°C and has an optical rotation of +134° (c=1.0, alcohol, 20°C). Isosorbide dinitrate is freely soluble in organic solvents such as acetone, alcohol, and ether, but is only sparingly soluble in water.
Each Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) ® Titradose® tablet contains 5 or 40 mg of isosorbide dinitrate. The inactive ingredients in each tablet are - lactose, cellulose, and magnesium stearate. The 5 mg and 40 mg dosage strengths also contain the following: 5 mg - FD&C Red 40; 40 mg - D&C Yellow 10, FD&C Blue 1, and FD&C Yellow 6.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/6/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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