Without a Prescription
Imdur belongs to the class of drugs known as nitrates. 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 primarily prescribed in preventing chest pains or angina attacks. Imdur may also be prescribed for purposes other than those mentioned in this guide.
Imdur may not be advisable 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;
Inform your doctor if you have these conditions before taking Imdur so your doctor can take the necessary precautions such as adjust your dosage or monitor your intake of Imdur.
Imdur belongs to the FDA pregnancy Category C, which means that it is not known whether it could harm an unborn child or not. Do not take Imdur without your doctor's permission if you are pregnant or might be pregnant during treatment.
It is also unknown if Imdur passes into breast milk. Do not take Imdur without your doctor's consent if you are nursing a baby.
Imdur should be taken in exactly as described by your doctor. If there are matters that you do not understand, refer to your doctor, nurse or a pharmacist and ask him or her to explain those matters to you.
Each dose of Imdur should be taken in with a full glass of water. It is typically taken before breakfast but follow your doctor's instructions as to when to take Imdur.
Imdur tablets should be swallowed whole to release the medication gradually into the body. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets.
Doses of Imdur should to be stopped suddenly. Abrupt discontinue of the use of Imdur could cause a severe angina attack.
Make sure to follow all of your doctor's instructions when taking in Imdur.
Dosage of Imdur should be obtained from your doctor. Imdur Dosage may vary from person to person with regards to a variety of factors, which include severity of the condition, age and others.
Do not take in more or less of Imdur so as not to alter its affects and to prevent overdose.
Symptoms of overdose of Imdur include the following:
- Changes in vision;
- Difficulty or slowed breathing;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Muscle cramps;
- Severe throbbing headache;
If you experience any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing Imdur overdose. Seek immediate medical attention or call poison control. Inform your doctor afterwards.
Doses of Imdur should not be missed. If a dose of Imdur is missed, however, take it as soon as remembered. If it is almost time for the next Imdur dose, skip the missed one and take the subsequent doses according to schedule. Do not take double doses of Imdur unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Imdur may have any of the following serious side effects and allergic reactions:
- Blurred vision or dry mouth;
- Closing of the throat;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Irregular hearbeat;
- Swelling of the lips, tongue or face;
If you experience any of these, discontinue use of Imdur and inform your doctor.
Imdur may also have less serious side effects that are more likely to occur. They include the following:
- Fast heartbeat;
- Headache or dizziness;
- Nausea or vmiting;
- Swollen ankles;
If you experience any of these, continue using Imdur but inform your doctor immediately.
Other side effects may also occur when you take Imdur. Inform your doctor if you experience anything unusual while or after taking Imdur.
Imdur may interact with the following drugs:
- Heart medicines, especially those that are prescribed in treating high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats;
- Sildenafil or commonly known as viagra;
Other drugs may also interact with Imdur. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications other than Imdur including over the counter prescriptions.
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;