I just started Imdur yesterday for esophageal spasms and I am wondering how long it takes to get relief from the chest pains. I haven't gotten any relief yet. I am on the lowest dose available (30mg) to start with.
Hi LeslieAnn1231 & welcome to the site. I suggest you call your doctor about this question. Imdur is normally used for chest pain related to the heart not esophageal spasms, but nitrates can be used for several different types of spasms also, so this may be your doctors thinking. I am giving you a link to read about this medication so that you understand how it works etc... I do believe if it hasn't worked yet, you do need to contact your doctor about this. This type of nitrate doesn't work after a spasm has started so I hope they have you on a regular schedule for taking it. Something like nitrostat works after the chest pain starts or spasm. It's a more take as you need it type of nitrate. Just a thought...
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