IMDUR 60MG TABLETS

Active substance: ISOSORBIDE-5-MONONITRATE

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(leaflet continued)
3. How to take Imdur
Always take Imdur exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Do not give these tablets to children.
Taking this medicine
Swallow the tablets whole or broken in half
(if this is easier to swallow).
Take the tablets with half a glass of water.
Do not crush or chew the tablets.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Imdur can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them. The
following side effects may happen with this
medicine.
Headache
Feeling sick (nausea)
Feeling dizzy
The above problems usually disappear with
time.
Rarely you may have a rash or itching.

6. Further information
What Imdur 60mg Tablets contains
Imdur 60mg Tablet is yellow oval biconvex
tablet marked ‘A’ breakline ‘ID’ on one side and
a breakline on the reverse containing 60mg of
the active ingredient isosorbide mononitrate in
a modified release formulation.
Each tablet also contains aluminium silicate,
paraffin special, hydroxypropylcellulose,
magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous
silica, hypromellose, macrogol 6000, titanium
dioxide (E171) and iron oxide (E172).

Very rarely you may have muscle pain.
How much to take
The usual dose is one or two tablets a day.
Take the medicine in the morning.
Your doctor may ask you to start on a low
dose so that you are less likely to have a
reaction to starting Imdur.
The blister strips are marked with days of
the week. If you are taking two tablets a
day, make sure you take one tablet from
each strip marked with the same day of the
week.
You must not take Imdur for a sudden
attack of angina. If you have a sudden
attack, take a glyceryl trinitrate tablet
(follow the instructions given on the label).
Very occasionally, some people see the
remains of the tablet in their bowel motions.
This is quite normal and does not mean that
the medicine has not been released.
A translation of the days of the week on the
blister strip is as follows:
EYT TP
TET
EM
AP
AB KYP
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

Do not be concerned by this list of possible
side effects, you may not get any of them. If
any of the side effects get serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Imdur
Do not store above 30°C.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take your tablets after the expiry
date printed on the container.
If the doctor decides to stop treatment
return any left over tablets to the
pharmacist for safe disposal.
Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicine no
longer required. This will help to protect the
environment.
Only keep them if the doctor tells you to. If
your tablets show signs of deterioration or
discolouration, seek the advice of your
pharmacist who will tell you.

Imdur 60mg Tablets are available in calendar
blister strips of 28 tablets.
Manufactured by AstraZeneca AB, Sodertalje,
Sweden. Procured from within the EU, Product
Licence Holder: Quadrant Pharmaceuticals
Limited, Lynstock House, Lynstock Way,
Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SA. Repackaged by
Maxearn Ltd, Bolton BL6 4SA
Imdur 60mg Tablets

PL 20774/0284
P

PP4/0284/V2
Leaflet date: 1st November 2012
Imdur is a registered trademark of
AstraZeneca AB.

If you take more Imdur than you should
If you take more Imdur than you should, talk to
a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take
the medicine pack with you so the tablets can
be identified.
If you forget to take Imdur
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you
remember it. However, if it is nearly time for
the next dose, skip the missed dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at
the same time) to make up for a forgotten
dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

You are taking sildenafil or similar
medicines called Phosphodiesterase Type
2. Before you take Imdur
Do not take Imdur if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to
isosorbide mononitrate or any of the other
ingredients of Imdur (listed in section 6:
Further information).
You have ever had a stroke.
You have very low blood pressure.
You have severe anaemia.
You have a heart problem called
‘cardiomyopathy’ or ‘pericarditis’ or you
have narrow heart valves.

(leaflet continued overleaf)
Driving and using machines
You may feel dizzy after taking Imdur. If this
happens, do not drive or use any tools or
machines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine
if you are pregnant, may become pregnant or
are breast-feeding. Your doctor will decide if
this medicine is suitable for you.

In this leaflet:
1. What Imdur is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Imdur
3. How to take Imdur
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Imdur
6. Further information

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, or have recently taken, any other
medicines. This includes medicines that you
buy without a prescription and herbal
medicines. This is because Imdur can affect
the way some medicines work and some
medicines can have an effect on Imdur.

1. What Imdur is and what it is used for
Imdur contains a medicine called isosorbide
mononitrate. This belongs to a group of
medicines called ‘nitrates’.
It is used to prevent chest pain (angina).
It works by making the blood vessels relax
and widen. This makes it easier for the
heart to pump blood around the body.
The tablets are made so that they release the
medicine slowly over a number of hours.

Do not take Imdur if you are taking the
following medicines:
Sildenafil or similar medicines called
Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors, (used
for male impotence).
Do not take Imdur if any of the above apply to
you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Imdur.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Imdur 60mg
Tablets but will be referred to as Imdur
throughout the remainder of the leaflet.

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If any of the above apply to you, or you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Imdur.
Take special care with Imdur
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Imdur if:
You have ever had any serious damage to
your heart, such as a heart attack or
operation.
Do not take Imdur if any of the above apply to
you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Imdur.
5 Inhibitors, (used for male impotence).
See the section “Taking your medicines”.

Imdur 60mg Tablets
isosorbide mononitrate
®

Assessed against UK PIL dated Sep 2009

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

PP4/0284/V2

(leaflet continued)
3. How to take Imdur
Always take Imdur exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Do not give these tablets to children.
Taking this medicine
Swallow the tablets whole or broken in half
(if this is easier to swallow).
Take the tablets with half a glass of water.
Do not crush or chew the tablets.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Imdur can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them. The
following side effects may happen with this
medicine.
Headache
Feeling sick (nausea)
Feeling dizzy
The above problems usually disappear with
time.
Rarely you may have a rash or itching.

6. Further information
What Imdur 60mg Tablets contains
Imdur 60mg Tablet is yellow oval biconvex
tablet marked ‘A’ breakline ‘ID’ on one side and
a breakline on the reverse containing 60mg of
the active ingredient isosorbide mononitrate in
a modified release formulation.
Each tablet also contains aluminium silicate,
paraffin special, hydroxypropylcellulose,
magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous
silica, hypromellose, macrogol 6000, titanium
dioxide (E171) and iron oxide (E172).

Very rarely you may have muscle pain.
How much to take
The usual dose is one or two tablets a day.
Take the medicine in the morning.
Your doctor may ask you to start on a low
dose so that you are less likely to have a
reaction to starting Imdur.
The blister strips are marked with days of
the week. If you are taking two tablets a
day, make sure you take one tablet from
each strip marked with the same day of the
week.
You must not take Imdur for a sudden
attack of angina. If you have a sudden
attack, take a glyceryl trinitrate tablet
(follow the instructions given on the label).
Very occasionally, some people see the
remains of the tablet in their bowel motions.
This is quite normal and does not mean that
the medicine has not been released.
A translation of the days of the week on the
blister strip is as follows:
EYT TP
TET
EM
AP
AB KYP
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

Do not be concerned by this list of possible
side effects, you may not get any of them. If
any of the side effects get serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Imdur
Do not store above 30°C.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take your tablets after the expiry
date printed on the container.
If the doctor decides to stop treatment
return any left over tablets to the
pharmacist for safe disposal.
Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicine no
longer required. This will help to protect the
environment.
Only keep them if the doctor tells you to. If
your tablets show signs of deterioration or
discolouration, seek the advice of your
pharmacist who will tell you.

If you take more Imdur than you should
If you take more Imdur than you should, talk to
a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take
the medicine pack with you so the tablets can
be identified.
If you forget to take Imdur
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you
remember it. However, if it is nearly time for
the next dose, skip the missed dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at
the same time) to make up for a forgotten
dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Imdur 60mg Tablets are available in calendar
blister strips of 28 tablets.
Manufactured by AstraZeneca AB, Sodertalje,
Sweden. Procured from within the EU, Product
Licence Holder: Quadrant Pharmaceuticals
Limited, Lynstock House, Lynstock Way,
Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SA. Repackaged by
Maxearn Ltd, Bolton BL6 4SA
Imdur 60mg Tablets

PL 20774/0284
P

PP4/0284/V2
Leaflet date: 1st November 2012
Imdur is a registered trademark of
AstraZeneca AB.

You are taking sildenafil or similar
medicines called Phosphodiesterase Type
2. Before you take Imdur
Do not take Imdur if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to
isosorbide mononitrate or any of the other
ingredients of Imdur (listed in section 6:
Further information).
You have ever had a stroke.
You have very low blood pressure.
You have severe anaemia.
You have a heart problem called
‘cardiomyopathy’ or ‘pericarditis’ or you
have narrow heart valves.

(leaflet continued overleaf)
Driving and using machines
You may feel dizzy after taking Imdur. If this
happens, do not drive or use any tools or
machines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine
if you are pregnant, may become pregnant or
are breast-feeding. Your doctor will decide if
this medicine is suitable for you.
Do not take Imdur if you are taking the
following medicines:
Sildenafil or similar medicines called
Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors, (used
for male impotence).
Do not take Imdur if any of the above apply to
you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Imdur.

1. What Imdur is and what it is used for
Imdur contains a medicine called isosorbide
mononitrate. This belongs to a group of
medicines called ‘nitrates’.
It is used to prevent chest pain (angina).
It works by making the blood vessels relax
and widen. This makes it easier for the
heart to pump blood around the body.
The tablets are made so that they release the
medicine slowly over a number of hours.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, or have recently taken, any other
medicines. This includes medicines that you
buy without a prescription and herbal
medicines. This is because Imdur can affect
the way some medicines work and some
medicines can have an effect on Imdur.

In this leaflet:
1. What Imdur is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Imdur
3. How to take Imdur
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Imdur
6. Further information
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Imdur 60mg
Tablets but will be referred to as Imdur
throughout the remainder of the leaflet.

If any of the above apply to you, or you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Imdur.
Take special care with Imdur
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Imdur if:
You have ever had any serious damage to
your heart, such as a heart attack or
operation.
Do not take Imdur if any of the above apply to
you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Imdur.
5 Inhibitors, (used for male impotence).
See the section “Taking your medicines”.

Imdur® 60mg Tablets
isosorbide mononitrate
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

PP4/0284/V2

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