What is Isosorbide Mononitrate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Imdur Isosorbide Mononitrate ER Isosorbide Mono Show all

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Isosorbide mononitrate is a vasodilator. It is used for the preventative treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain) due to coronary heart disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Angina pain 40 14
Angina pectoris 18 12
Support heart health 18 3
Coronary artery disease 3 4
Elevated blood pressure 3 1
Abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram) 2 1

Show all 17 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 7
Moderate 3
Mild 6
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Isosorbide Mononitrate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Headaches 8
Migraine headaches 2
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Hypotension 1
Lightheadedness 1
Orthostatic hypotension 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Dosage Patients Percentage
30 mg daily 10
60 mg daily 5
15 mg daily 2
1 other daily 1
10 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
30 mcg daily 1
20 mg three times daily 1
30 mg twice daily 1

See all 12 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 6
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration

Currently taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 24
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 13
Not specified 14

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Isosorbide Mononitrate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Prasugrel (Effient) 1

Patients stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Diltiazem (Cartia XT) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Isosorbide Mononitrate

Feb 12, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for angina pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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