IMDUR TABLETS 60MG

Active substance: ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE

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

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.
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
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.
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.
• You are taking sildenafil or similar medicines called Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors, (used
for male impotence). See the section “Taking other medicines”.
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.
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.
If any of the above apply to you, or you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Imdur.
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.
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.
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.
Driving and using machines
You may feel dizzy after taking Imdur. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
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.
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 the 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.
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.
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:
• Headaches.
• Feeling sick (nausea).
• Feeling dizzy.
The above problems usually disappear with time.
Other possible side effects:
Common (affect less than 1 in 10 people)
• Low blood pressure. This may make you feel faint or dizzy.
• Faster heartbeat
• Headache
• Feeling dizzy
• Feeling sick (nausea).
Uncommon (affect less than 1 in 100 people)
• Being sick (vomiting)
• Diarrhoea
Rare (affect less than 1 in 1,000 people)
• Fainting
• Rash
• Itchy skin
Very rare (affect less than 1 in 10,000 people)
• Pain in muscles
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
• Keep your medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it.
• Do not store above 30°C.
• Do not use Imdur after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to dispose of medicines no longer required. This will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Imdur Tablets 60 mg contain
• The active substance is isosorbide mononitrate. Each tablet contains 60 mg of the active substance.
• The other ingredients are aluminium silicate, paraffin special, hydroxypropylcellulose,
magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica, hypromellose, macrogol, titanium dioxide and
iron oxide.
What Imdur Tablets 60 mg look like and contents of the pack
Imdur Tablets 60 mg are yellow, and come in blister strips containing 7 tablets, which have the
days of the week shown. A pack may contain either 7, 14, 28 or 98 tablets as multiples of the
7 tablet blister strip.
Imdur Tablets 60 mg may also come in glass bottles of 100 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The Marketing Authorisation for Imdur Tablets 60 mg is held by AstraZeneca UK Ltd,
600 Capability Green, Luton, LU1 3LU, UK.
Imdur Tablets 60 mg are manufactured by AstraZeneca UK Ltd, Silk Road Business Park,
Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA, UK.

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print or audio please call, free of charge:
0800 198 5000 (UK only)
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Product name
Imdur Tablets 60 mg
Reference number
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of Blind People.
Leaflet prepared: August 2012
© AstraZeneca 2012
Imdur is a trade mark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.
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