|Generic Name||Isosorbide Dinitrate|
Sorbitrate 5 mg (Isosorbide dinitrate)
Sorbitrate is useful in relieving the pain and frequency of angina attacks. It can also be prescribed to help control certain types of heart failure. Sorbitrate is categorized as vasodilators, which has an effect on blood vessels within your body. The medicine is formulated in the form of tablet to give the most effective action. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the oxygen and blood supply to your heart. The active pharmaceutical ingredient of the medicine Isosorbide dinitrate can also provide relief as soon as chest pain indicates the beginning of an angina attack. It is also useful in preventing pain before activities that can cause an attack. These activities include exercise, lifting something heavy, going outdoors in cold weather, climbing stairs, or having sex.
What is Sorbitrate used for?
Sorbitrate is formulated to:
- Prevent angina pectoris
- Treat hypertension
- Treat Chronic heart failure (CHF)
- Provide relief of acute angina episodes and prevention before events likely to provoke an attack.
How does Sorbitrate work?
Sorbitrate relaxes the blood vessels of the heart, reduces the strain on the heart, makes it easier to pump blood.
What does Sorbitrate contain?
Sorbitrate comes as a tablet and each tablet contains 5 mg of Isosorbide dinitrate. Each tablet delivers 5 mg of the active component to the patients.
What are the side effects of Sorbitrate?
- Cardiovascular system- Cardiovascular collapse, rebound hypertension, atrial fibrillation, crescendo angina, retrosternal discomfort, tachycardia, dysrhythmias, hypotension, edema, PVC’s, syncope
- Gastrointestinal issues- Diarrhea, dyspepsia, involuntary passing of feces, vomiting, tenesmus, abdominal pain
- Central nervous system disorders-hypokinesia, vertigo, dizziness, apprehension, discoordination, nervousness, weakness, nightmares, insomnia, hypoesthesia, anxiety, agitation, headache
- EENT disorders- diplopia, blurred vision
- Dermatological issues- crusty skin lesions, flushing, perspiration, cold sweat, rash, exfoliative dermatitis, pruritis
- Hematological issues- methemoglobinemia, hemolytic anemia
- Genitouterine issues- the involuntary passing of urine, dysuria, urinary frequency, impotence.
- Musculoskeletal disorders- muscle twitching, arthralgia.
What medications interact with Sorbitrate?
Sorbitrate may interact with other drugs, including:
- Calcium channel blockers
- Rapid or slow heartbeat
- Beta blockers
You must tell your physician about all prescription medicines that you are taking during Sorbitrate treatment.
When should Sorbitrate not be used?
- Sorbitrate is not suitable for patients with severe anemia.
- Its use is contraindicated in patients with close angle glaucoma.
- The medicine should not be used in patients with postural hypotension.
- It must be avoided in case of head trauma.
How should Sorbitrate be taken?
- Take the oral form half an hour before or 1 to 2 hours after consuming food. Make sure to swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.
- You must follow your physician’s instruction carefully before taking the tablet. You should read prescription thoroughly. Ask your physician if you are not sure.
- Never take more than your normal dose. Contact your physician or visit a nearest medical center immediately if you take an extra dose of Sorbitrate.
How long should you take Sorbitrate?
Please contact the physician if the symptoms do not improve even after the prescribed period. You should follow the accompanying patient information carefully for proper use of the medicine and succeed in achieving maximum improvement. You are not allowed to exceed the prescribed dose.
Missed dose of Sorbitrate
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. In the case of doubt, please ask your physician.
How should Sorbitrate be stored?
- Protect it from light and heat
- Store it at controlled room temperature