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Isordil Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Isosorbide dinitrate is in a class of drugs known as nitrates. Isordil® is a type of vasodilator. It helps in relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. It is used to treat the pain, that may be cause with angina.

Isordil Dosage

  • For the prevention of an impending attack of angina, the usual starting dose is 5 or 10 milligrams every 2 to 3 hours.
  • To prevent chronic stable angina pectoris, the usual starting dose for swallowed is 5 to 20 milligrams.

Uses of Isordil

  • Isordil is used to treat attacks of angina and to prevent attacks of angina from occurring.
  • It may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guide.

Side Effects of Isordil

Before taken Isordil medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Isordil. Side effects may include:

  • Collapse
  • Vomiting
  • Fainting
  • Perspiration
  • Flushed skin
  • Restlessness
  • High blood pressure
  • Rash

Warnings and precautions before taking Isordil:

  • If you have anemia, the eye condition known as glaucoma, a previous head injury or heart attack, heart disease, low blood pressure, or thyroid disease, then you should use Isordil with extra caution.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Isordil with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Isordil with other drugs. Extreme low blood pressure may occur if you take Isordil with certain other high blood pressure drugs such as includes Cardizem and Procardia.


After taken Isordil if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Isordil overdose include:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Coma
  • Visual disturbances
  • Throbbing headache
  • Fainting
  • Slow pulse
  • Fever

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