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VASOCORD 20mg Tablet 50s

Isosorbide 5-Mononitrate:20mg | Antianginal drugs

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Manufactured / Marketed By : Stern Product Form : TabletPack Size : 50sIngredients : Isosorbide 5-Mononitrate:20mgGeneric Category : Antianginal drugs

How it works

VASOCORD 20mg Tablet 50s works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily to the heart.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for VASOCORD 20mg Tablet 50s

  • Bluish discoloration of lips, fingernails, palm, or hands severe
  • Irregular heartbeat severe
  • Low blood pressure severe
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Headache rare
  • Nausea or Vomiting rare
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Hives and redness of skin
  • Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet severe
  • Agitation and anxiety rare
  • Sleeplessnes rare

Uses of VASOCORD 20mg Tablet 50s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Angina pectoris

    This medicine is used for the prevention and treatment of angina (chest pain) caused due to reduced flow of blood and oxygen to the heart. It is not effective in treating chest pain that has already set in.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Isosorbide-5-mononitrate or any other inactive ingredient present in the formulation.

  • Anemia

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have anemia or low levels of hemoglobin in the blood due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

  • Obstructive heart disease

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a condition where the blood vessels in the heart have blockage due to swelling or narrowing.

  • Head trauma/ Increased intracranial pressure

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a severe head injury or increased intracranial pressure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Medicine for erectile dysfunction

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you are taking medicines for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. One of the most commonly used medicines for this condition is Viagra (sildenafil),

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

General Warnings
  • Other diseases

    Report the incidence of all other diseases of the heart, lung, thyroid, kidney, liver etc to the doctor before receiving this medicine. All these conditions should be taken into consideration to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.

  • Hypotension

    Use of this medicine may cause a fall in blood pressure levels. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Driving and operating machinery

    This medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, visual disturbances, fainting, weakness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during or immediately after receiving this medicine.

  • Withdrawal symptoms

    Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

  • Nitrate free interval

    The likelihood of development of drug tolerance is very high if this medicine is taken very regularly. A minimal amount of nitrate free time is required to avoid tolerance is 10-12 hr/day. The tolerance developed is in general for nitrates and may affect other medicines containing nitrates (cross-tolerance).

  • Pediatric use

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.

  • Overdose

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include a severe headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, excessive sweating, etc.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Amitriptyline moderate
  • Riociguat severe
  • Alprazolam moderate
  • Flurazepam moderate
  • Baclofen moderate
  • Alteplase moderate
Disease interactions
  • This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of acute myocardial infarction or congestive heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from hypotension (low blood pressure). Close monitoring of blood pressure levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to an increase in the risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is advised while taking this medicine. Report any symptoms of confusion or jaundice to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

References

Additional Information:

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver VASOCORD 20mg Tablet 50s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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