Imdur belongs to the class of drugs known as nitrates.
Imdur is prescribed for purposes other than those mentioned in this guide.
Imdur is prescribed in preventing chest pains or angina attacks.
Imdur works by dilating the blood vessels, which makes it easier for the heart to pump blood and receive oxygen-rich blood from the lungs.
Imdur is prescribed to prevent angina pectoris (crushing chest pain that results when partially clogged arteries restrict the flow of needed oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle). This medication does not relieve angina attacks already underway.
Imdur is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Allergy to nitrates;
- Closed-angle glaucoma;
- Congestive heart failure;
- History of stroke, a transient ischemic attack or a serious injury to the head;
- History or heart attack;
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
- Low blood pressure;
Do not take Imdur with any of the following drugs:
- Heart medicines, especially those that are prescribed in treating high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats;
- Sildenafil or commonly known as Viagra;
Imdur side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Blurred vision or dry mouth;
- Closing of the throat;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Fast heartbeat;
- Headache or dizziness;
- Irregular hearbeat;
- Nausea or vmiting;
- Swelling of the lips, tongue or face;
- Swollen ankles;
Headache is the most common side effect; usually, aspirin or acetaminophen will relieve the pain. The headaches associated with Imdur usually subside within a short time after treatment with the drug begins. Check with your doctor if your headaches persist or become more intense. Another common side effect is dizziness.
Reported Imdur overdose symptoms are:
- Changes in vision;
- Difficulty or slowed breathing;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Muscle cramps;
- Severe throbbing headache;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Imdur may also be known as:
- IS 5 Mono;
- Isosorbide Mononitrate;
- Mono corax;
- Mono Mack;
- Mono Wolff;
- Myocardon mono;
The usual starting dose is 30 mg (taken as a single 30-mg tablet or as one-half of a 60-mg tablet) or 60 mg once a day.
After several days, your doctor may increase the dose to 120 mg (a single 120-mg tablet or two 60-mg tablets) once daily.
Your doctor may further adjust the dosage according to your response to the medication.
Safety and effectiveness of Imdur in children have not been established.