Imdur sustained-release tablets

Pronunciation

Generic Name: isosorbide mononitrate (EYE-soe-SOR-bide MON-oh-NYE-trate)
Brand Name: Imdur

Imdur sustained-release tablets is used for:

Preventing angina (chest pain) caused by heart disease.

Imdur sustained-release tablets is a nitrate vasodilator. It works by widening the blood vessels in the body. This reduces the workload of the heart and helps to relieve chest pain.

Do NOT use Imdur sustained-release tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Imdur sustained-release tablets or to other nitrate medicines
  • you are also taking avanafil, riociguat, sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Imdur sustained-release tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Imdur sustained-release tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have heart problems (eg, heart failure, heart attack, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), low blood pressure, blood problems (eg, anemia), dehydration, low blood volume, bleeding in the brain, an overactive thyroid, or have had a recent head injury

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Imdur sustained-release tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Avanafil, calcium channel blockers (eg, diltiazem, verapamil), riociguat, sildenafil , tadalafil, or vardenafil because the risk of severe low blood pressure may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Imdur sustained-release tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Imdur sustained-release tablets:

Use Imdur sustained-release tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Imdur sustained-release tablets by mouth with or without food.
  • Swallow Imdur sustained-release tablets whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. Some strengths of Imdur sustained-release tablets may be broken in half. If you have difficulty swallowing the tablet whole, ask your pharmacist if your strength of medicine may be broken in half.
  • Take Imdur sustained-release tablets with one-half glass of water or other liquid.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking Imdur sustained-release tablets. You may have an increased risk of side effects (eg, an angina attack). If you need to stop Imdur sustained-release tablets or add a new medicine, your doctor will gradually lower your dose.
  • If you miss a dose of Imdur sustained-release tablets, take it as soon as possible. If it is late in the day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Imdur sustained-release tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Imdur sustained-release tablets may cause dizziness or light-headedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Imdur sustained-release tablets with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Imdur sustained-release tablets may cause dizziness or light-headedness; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
  • Check with your doctor before you drink alcohol while you are taking Imdur sustained-release tablets. Drinking alcohol may increase the risk of low blood pressure with Imdur sustained-release tablets.
  • Imdur sustained-release tablets may give you daily headaches. This should become less noticeable with time. Do not change how you use Imdur sustained-release tablets to avoid these headaches. Talk with your doctor for ways to lessen this side effect.
  • Imdur sustained-release tablets should not be used to stop an attack of angina; it is intended only for prevention of an attack.
  • Imdur sustained-release tablets may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Imdur sustained-release tablets.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Imdur sustained-release tablets while you are pregnant. It is not known if Imdur sustained-release tablets is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Imdur sustained-release tablets, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Imdur sustained-release tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dizziness; headache.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fainting; fast or slow heartbeat; new or worsening chest pain; severe or persistent dizziness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Imdur sustained-release tablets:

Store Imdur sustained-release tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Imdur sustained-release tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Imdur sustained-release tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Imdur sustained-release tablets is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Imdur sustained-release tablets or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Imdur sustained-release tablets. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Imdur sustained-release tablets. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Imdur sustained-release tablets.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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