SN instructed patient / caregiver about the medication Isosorbide. SN explained that Isosorbide is a medication given to reduce the blood pressure and that it also reduces the heart rate. SN explained that the side effects of this medication includes fatigue, anxiety, weakness, dizziness, tachycardia, pulmonary edema, constipation and dry mouth. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify physician ( MD ) if experiencing persistence of side effects or if experiencing blurred vision, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness, light - headedness, confusion, depression or dry mouth.
Isosorbide is used to prevent chest pain (angina) and reduce strain on the heart in patients with heart disease (coronary artery disease). Isosorbide mononitrate relaxes and widens blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This medication will not relieve chest pain once it occurs. This medication may also be used in addition to other drugs to improve the symptoms of congestive heart failure (e.g., trouble breathing).
Side effects of isorsobide mn are headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting may occur as your body adjusts to this medication. Headache is often a sign that this medication is working; treat it with an aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever as recommended by your doctor. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Unlikely but serious side effects of isorsobide mn are: more frequent or worsening chest pain, flushing, unusually slow or fast heartbeat, fainting. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seeks immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Isorsobide mn may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness. Avoid overheating which can aggravate dizziness. To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position to avoid falls.
If you miss a dose of isorsobide mn take it as soon as you remember, but not if it is within 2 hours of the next dose. If it is within 2 hours of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.