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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Imdur
Answer: Nitroglycerin causes vasodilation of the arteries and consequently headaches. These usually get better in about 10 days if you continue the medication without stopping it. As to the benefit/cost of stopping that you need to discuss this one with your md.
Imdur [posted 1/13/99]
Answer: This is a time release long acting nitroglycerin type drug. Usually dosed once a day. Similar side effects of headache, tolerance, etc. Effective in general.
Imdur [posted 11/13/98]
Answer: Wouldn't expect any of them to cause a problem unless his blood pressure has really dropped.
Imdur [posted 11/13/98]
Answer: Imdur is for angina or occasionally congestive heart failure. He will still need this since changing his rate doesn't do anything to correct this problem. Probably needs the others also. He might need less digoxin and you should ensure his doctor has kept it as low as possible since it is commonly a cause of confusion in the elderly.
Imdur Contents [posted 7/31/98]
Answer: Imdur is a long acting organic nitrate compound. It contains isosorbide mononitrate in extended release formulation. Imdur 60 contains 60 mg of isosorbide mononitrate. This is basically long acting nitroglycerin type drug for angina and other cardiac conditions.
Imdur and Colitis [posted
Answer: Never seen nitroglycerin or similar drugs used for inflammatory bowel disease. Nicotine yes, these drugs no. You might want to check with the company Key Pharmaceutical 800-526-4099.
Answer: I wouldn't think so.
Answer: Imdur is a long acting nitroglycercin agent. The most common side effect
of nitroglycerin is a headache. This will occasionally get less severe over ten days or
so. However, 20% or so of my patients will never get tolerant to the effects and continue
to have incapacitating headaches. If you need nitro, other formulations will be expected
to have the same effect. Sometimes you can start at a lower level and work up. Sometime
you have to increase other medicines to compensate (beta blockers or calcium channel
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