Isosorbide mononitrate

Concise Prescribing Info
Long-term management of angina pectoris and heart failure.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO 20 mg 2-3 times/day. Usual range: 20-120 mg/day.
Dosage Details
Management of angina, Heart failure
Adult: 20 mg 2-3 times daily. Dose may range from 20-120 mg daily.
Elderly: Intiate at lower doses.
Should be taken on an empty stomach.
Severe hypotension or anaemia, hypovolaemia, heart failure due to obstruction, or raised intracranial pressure due to head trauma or cerebral haemorrhage.
Special Precautions
Severe renal or severe hepatic impairment, hypothyroidism, malnutrition, or hypothermia. Caution in patients who are already hypotensive. May aggravate angina caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Tolerance may develop after long-term treatment. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Hypotension, tachycardia, flushing, headache, dizziness, palpitation, syncope, confusion. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. Restlessness, weakness and vertigo. Dry mouth, chest pain, back pain, oedema, fatigue, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, dyspepsia and flatulence.
Potentially Fatal: Severe hypotension and cardiac failure.
Symptoms: Increased intracranial pressure, with or without persistent throbbing headache, confusion and moderate fever, vertigo, palpitations, visual disturbances, nausea and vomiting.
Drug Interactions
Hypotensive effects may be increased when used with alcohol or vasodilators. Concurrent use with calcium channel blockers may lead to marked orthostatic hypotension.
Potentially Fatal: Significant hypotension may occur when used with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
Lab Interference
False decrease in serum cholesterol.
Description: Isosorbide mononitrate relaxes vascular smooth muscles by stimulating cyclic-GMP. It decreases left ventricular pressure (preload) and arterial resistance (afterload).
Onset: 20 min (oral as conventional tab).
Duration: 8-10 hr (oral as conventional tab).
Absorption: Readily absorbed from the GIT (oral); peak plasma concentrations after 1 hr.
Distribution: Widely distributed: Smooth muscle cells of the blood vessels.
Metabolism: Converted to inactive metabolites including isosorbide and isosorbide glucuronide.
Excretion: Via urine (2% as unchanged); 4-5 hr (elimination half-life).
Store at 20-25°C.
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