Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate)
What is Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate) used for?
Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate) is an oral nitrate medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from angina. It operates by dilating the blood vessels to increase circulation and reduce strain on the heart. Note that this treatment is meant to prevent angina symptoms and should not be used in the event of an acute angina attack. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate)?
Always use Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate) according to your physician's directions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once daily, but your particular dosage will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. They may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Avoid changing the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are deterioration of angina pain, faintness, irregular heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, or difficulty breathing. Immediately contact your physician if you experience any unusual or worrying side effects to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate) if you are allergic to nitrate medications, if the patient being treated is a child, or if you have a cerebral hemorrhage, mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis, severe anemia, low blood circulation volume, hypotension, cardiac tamponade, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis, closed angle glaucoma, or if you have had a recent head injury. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have malnutrition, low oxygen levels, hypothyroidism, hypothermia, decreased liver function, decreased kidney function, or if you have recently had a heart attack. These conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Sorbitrate 10 (Isosorbide Dinitrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.