Generic Name - Isosorbide mononitrate
Category - Vasodilator drug
Generic for Monoket* is indicated to prevent angina (chest pain). It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. Isosorbide mononitrate is a type of vasodilator. This takes some of the stress of the heart and helps nutrients (oxygen and others) get to the heart.
Generic for Monoket* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Monoket* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Monoket* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Dizziness or fainting spells when rising from a sitting position
Head injury, recent stroke, or bleeding in the brain
Low blood pressure, or low blood volume
Previous heart attack
Stomach or intestinal disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Monoket*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines for angina or high blood pressure
Medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
Medicines for high blood pressure
Medicines for pain
Generic for Monoket* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMonoket*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Monoket* for angina pectoris is 30 milligrams (taken as a single 30-milligram tablet or as one-half of a 60-milligram tablet) or 60 milligrams once a day. After several days, the doctor may increase the dose to 120 milligrams (a single 120-milligram tablet or two 60-milligram tablets) once daily.
Generic for Monoket* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Monoket* side Effects include bluish discoloration of lips, fingernails, or palms of hands, dizziness or fainting, dry mouth, irregular heartbeat, palpitations, low blood pressure, skin rash, sweating, the feeling of extreme pressure in the head and unusual tiredness or weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Monoket*.
Generic for Monoket* and Pregnancy
The effect of Generic for Monoket* on pregnant women have not been studied well, so should be used with caution during pregnancy, and only when the benefit outweighs the potential risk.
Generic for Monoket* and Breastfeeding
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Monoket* is excreted in breast milk. So, caution should be used in deciding whether to discontinue the drug or the breast-feeding.
Generic for Monoket* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Monoket* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Monoket* and Geriatric
Considering the age-related problems geriatric patients may have, dosage selection and administration should be monitored.
The above information about Generic for Monoket* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.