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User Reviews for Isosorbide mononitrate

Also known as: Imdur, Ismo, Monoket

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Summary of Isosorbide mononitrate reviews 5.6 35 reviews

Reviews for Isosorbide mononitrate

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For Heart Failure: "Bad"

   
1.0

Mr Stint (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 3, 2017

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For Angina: "Put me in the bed for hours. Stay away from it. I wouldn't take it again for $10,000"

Marko201 November 15, 2017

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For Angina: "I've been on it 8 days. The dosage is 30 mg. I'm having stiff neck. The most terrible headache. It is for Angina. It is helping the chest pain. They say after a few weeks headaches will subside. I sure hope so."

   
2.0

Sandinnalee1 (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2017

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For Angina: "I started this drug on the 27/09/2017 Chermydur 60mg XL tablets isosorbide 5 mononitrate, I have read some reviews and I can clearly say most of them sound the same. I took my first tablet before I went to bed and woke up in the morning feeling like I have been hit over the head with a brick, my eyes were hurting stiff neck and a severe headache. I am not sure if I am going to carry on taking this medication or give it a chance because I just hate having Angina."

   
2.0

ElliottGales (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2017

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For Angina: "I have been taking isosorbide mononitrate 30mg tablets for a little over 2 months now. For the first 4 to 5 days I did experience headaches, however, they did subside. I have, now, started to experience a headache every now and again though. I have, also, started to have the same chest pain, again, which had completely gone away until now. My biggest complaint and concern is that I find myself EXTREMELY tired, every single day, for the past 2 weeks! It does not matter if I sleep 8 or more hours I still wake up feeling like I have had no sleep at all! I can sit down on my couch or at the kitchen table and fall asleep sitting straight up and have slept that way for hours! I don't understand this but other that that I'm ok with the medicine."

   
8.0

Theresahs59 September 25, 2017

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For Angina: "The headaches caused by this medication is worse than the condition it is supposed to treat. The pain goes on for at least 24 hours..it is debilitating and cannot be treated with Tylenol or cool compresses...avoid this med at all costs!"

Tahoe84ves September 13, 2017

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For Angina: "I had a terrible experience on this drug. It was supposed to control my chest pain but instead worsened my pain. I also had migraines. In spite of these adverse reactions my doctor wants me to try it again. No thank you."

   
1.0

Wiccagranny (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2017

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For Angina: "I take a whole host of medication for high blood pressure - and some narrowing of arteries (as determined by an angiogram). I also cycle quite a lot - 50-100 miles/week. I found that when I took the isosorbide mononitrate, I would get very much out of breath and it would make me very weak. I effectively stopped taken them over time and feel much better with no symptoms of angina"

   
4.0

yitzk August 13, 2017

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For Angina: "Was prescribed this after heart attack and had stent in. Have been taking just 30mg of Carmel XL and today will be my last day. Pounding headache nothing can help. Can only lie down, every tiny movement hurts. Can't see properly. Not having angina attacks since surgery, so don't see the point of this medicine, surely a spray when needed is better? Would not recommend, but feel I have been mis prescribed by hospital."

   
1.0

Jacquid (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2017

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For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "No more! Everything upsets me on this Med! Always irate , temperamental. DRY MOUTH so bad - had 4 teeth pulled . Cry cry cry . I'm so angry "" doc " never listened / shame on you all of you , it's my body & you ruined it forever!!!!!!!!!!!!"

   
1.0

It sucks (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 6, 2017

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For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "Within a few hours of taking have never felt so bad in my life. Headache,sickness and diarrhoea. In bed for 2 days. Now on my 5th day mild headache no chest pain and all round feel better than I have for a long time"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 22, 2017

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For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "My GP suspected (and after pressure wire Angiogram) I was diagnosed with Variant (Prinzmetal) Angina. I have been taking Isosorbide Mononitrate 30mg successfully for a year. The headaches were awful at first but by "titrating" the (strictly once a day) dose (that is gradually increasing it to the prescribed strength over a period of a couple of months) the side effects were minimised. My GP was helpful in this regard by selecting tablets that could be halved; quartered; and of lower strength than the target dose, while working up to the full dose. The frequency episodes of chest pain have reduced from almost daily to about 1 day in 10 and the intensity of pain reduced from excruciating to quite mild."

   
9.0

PeterRG March 28, 2017

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Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) for Angina: "Was prescribed this medication by new cardiologist while hospitalized to help with spasms associated with Prinzmetal's (variant) angina. So far I feel a difference in my condition, but will form a more solid opinion when I'm on Imdur a bit longer."

   
7.0

LDinPA March 10, 2017

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Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) for Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "Took half dose, 15 mg, and spent two days feeling terrible. It caused chest and back pain, shortness of breath, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, and a general really sick feeling. It did relieve angina but it was not worth the side effects. Really bad medicine."

   
1.0

NCDavid February 19, 2017

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For Angina: "I am only 39 and had my first heart attack Jan 5th 2017 caused from a %100 blockage and a %80 blockage. I go back Jan 31st for another stint and today 1/28/17 is my first day taking the 30mg isosorb mono er and it's horrible so far . Bad headache all day , sick to my stomach and heart palpitations all day .. really feeling like I should go to the ER...... do not recommend this medication..."

   
2.0

Newtothisonly39 (taken for less than 1 month) January 28, 2017

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For Angina: "My brother was put on this medication on Wednesday; yesterday (Saturday) he was taken to the ER with side affects from this. He felt like his chest was caving in, severe head ache, couldn't get warm enough. His blood pressure went severely low and his heart rate went high. He is still in the hospital today for observation. Would not recommend this drug to anyone."

   
1.0

gotome (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2016

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For Angina: "I have been treated since heart attacks and by-pass surgery. I also suffer from Rayna disease and before isosorbide my hands caused so much pain. Turning white, blue then red. Very painfully if it cold even in doors I wear gloved. But since isosorbide my hand stay pretty normal. Love it."

   
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Nora hutson (taken for 10 years or more) November 13, 2016

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For Angina: "I started taking isosorb 30 mg er 2 months ago I only took it for 7 days I'm still sick but I found out what they don't tell you this medication can cause severe electrolyte imbalance this takes all the sodium and vitamins out of your body and can result n death If not treated"

   
1.0

Juniebee8 (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2016

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Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) for Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "my mother was prescribed imdur this after heart attack stent placement. She had horrible body aches and felt like her body was crushed, worst pain of her life she said. plus her feet were on fire and her body was ice cold she was shivvering and couldn't see so it affected her eyes too"

   
3.0

monkeyponycalleigh (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2016

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Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) for Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "In bed 24 hours severe pain head to toe blurred vision vomiting light sensitive extreme this all happened on the day that I took imdur - I'm taking 30 milligrams the next day I was in bed till about 2 I felt 75% better did not take imdur called the doctor and told them what was going on would not recommend this medication to my worst enemy"

   
1.0

Sally66 February 1, 2016

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For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "This is my second day and second dose. I am experiencing headaches so intense I vomit, lower leg pain, annoyance with about everything, social isolation, no concentration, and paranoia."

   
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Luckyirishfightclub (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2015

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For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "Headaches, dizzy, nausea."

   
3.0

Manny Garcia (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2015

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Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) for Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "I had chest pain and palpitations. Was prescribed Imdur and took 1 tablet. That was the worst 3 days of my life. I prefer the angina to the "cure." Caused nausea, vomiting, intense pain (felt like my body was made of broken glass), every sound went right thru me, and every noise was excruciating. Never again."

   
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Sonny Beach November 3, 2015

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For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "I have been on this med for a couple months and I must say I feel sooooo much better! I have been fortunate in that I never had the headaches as have been reported in the reviews! My doctor just increased dose to 60 mg which has really helped me with my activity - no more shortness of breathe or pain! I have Angina and this med has helped big time! I have my quality of life back!"

   
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Betboop June 7, 2015

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For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "Does not lower my blood pressure as much as Lisinopril, and does not last as long either. With the Nitrate I get about 12 hours of normal blood pressure but with lisinopril it works good for 24 hours. Warning to people on Nitrates in case you don't know it; do not take Viagra it will lower your pressure so low your heart may stop. I have found that taking my Lyrica lowers my blood pressure in combination with the nitrate also. One Lyrica is ok for me but It does contraindicate with nitrates. I have found the best drug to deal with the headaches is Tramadol which is also known as Ultram."

   
8.0

dndaughtreygmail.com (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 3, 2015

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