Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate)
What is Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate) used for?
Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate) is an oral nitrate medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from angina. It operates by dilating the blood vessels to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This can prevent chest pain or other similar symptoms caused by this condition. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not alter the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may change the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate)?
Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe nausea, vomiting, faintness, irregular heartbeats, deterioration of angina symptoms, trouble breathing, blurry vision, or blue coloured skin or extremities. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate) should not be used by patients who are children, allergic to nitrates, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis, a head injury, cerebral haemorrhage, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, closed angle glaucoma, severe anaemia, low blood circulation, or hypotension. Also inform your doctor if you have malnutrition, hypothermia, hypothyroidism, low oxygen levels caused by lung disease, severely reduced liver function, severely decreased kidney function, or if you have recently had a heart attack. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Sorbitrate (Isosorbide Dinitrate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.