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Hydralazine

Isordil
(Isosorbide Dinitrate)

Coming soon.Relieves chest pain. Isosorbide dinitrate is good for chest pain, but you have to be able to stick to your dosing schedule or it won't work as well.
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Side effects
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How it works
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Coming soon.Isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate. It dilates blood vessels all over the body. This makes it less work for the heart to pump, which relieves heart-related chest pain.
Type of medication
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Vasodilator
Nitrate
Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Essential hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Age 65 years or older
  • Taking drugs for erectile dysfunction
  • Alcohol use
    Detailed Isordil (Isosorbide Dinitrate) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
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    No alcohol related info.
    • Don't drink alcohol while taking this medicine. It can make you really dizzy.
    Upsides and benefits
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    • Treats and prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) from the narrowing of heart blood vessels (coronary artery disease).
    Downsides and risks
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    • You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.
    • Headaches are normal with this medicine and they go away as your body gets used to it, but they can be severe or not tolerable for some people.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Can cause headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
    • Don't drink alcohol while taking this medicine. It can make you really dizzy.
    • Tell your doctor if you're taking any medicine for erectile dysfunction.
    • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
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