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Isordil (Isosorbide Dinitrate)

Prescription only
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.

3.7/ 7 average rating with 46 reviewsforIsordil
Relieves chest pain.

Isosorbide mononitrate is good for chest pain, but you have to be able to stick to your dosing schedule or it won't work as well.

3.9/ 7 average rating with 34 reviewsforImdur
Upsides
  • Treats and prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) from the narrowing of heart blood vessels (coronary artery disease).
  • Prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) from the narrowing of heart blood vessels (coronary artery disease).
Downsides
  • 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.
  • 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.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Price
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Reviews
46 
46%
think this treatment is worth it
24%
think this treatment works well
20%
think this treatment is a hassle

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34 
47%
think this treatment is worth it
29%
think this treatment works well
32%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Isordil (Isosorbide Dinitrate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
2possible side effects
  • Headache
    38%
  • Dizziness
    8%
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Risks and warnings
  • Low blood pressure

    Age 65 years or older

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Low blood pressure

    Concurrent use of erectile dysfunction medicine

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Tolerance

    Long term use

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