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Isosorbide Dinitrate

In the US, Isosorbide Dinitrate (isosorbide dinitrate systemic) is a member of the drug class antianginal agents and is used to treat Angina, Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis, Esophageal Spasm, Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of coronary heart disease

Coronary vasodilator

Treatment of heart failure

Chemical Name

D-Glucitol, 1,4:3,6-dianhydro-, dinitrate

Foreign Names

  • Isosorbidi Dinitras (Latin)
  • Isosorbid dinitrat (German)
  • Dinitrate d'Isosorbide (French)
  • Dinitrato de isosorbida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Isosorbide (dinitrate d') (OS: DCF)
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate (OS: JAN, USAN, BAN)
  • Isosorbide dinitrato (OS: DCIT)
  • ISDN (IS)
  • Sorbide Nitrate (IS)
  • Diluted Isosorbide Dinitrate (PH: USP 38)
  • Isosorbiddinitrat, Verdünntes (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Isosorbide (dinitrate d') dilué, (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate, Diluted (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Isosorbide dinitrate, diluted (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Isosorbidi dinitras dilutus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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