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 36 11
Angina pectoris 18 11
Support heart health 16 2
Coronary artery disease 3 3
Elevated blood pressure 3 1
Heart palpitations 2 1

Show all 16 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
Severe
7
Moderate
3
Mild
5
None
10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Isosorbide Mononitrate

Side effect Patients
Headaches 8
Migraine headaches 2
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Hypotension 1
Lightheadedness 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 11
60 mg daily 7
10 mg daily 2
15 mg daily 2
20 mg daily 1
20 mg three times daily 1
90 mg daily 1
120 mg daily 1
180 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 5
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration

Currently taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration Patients
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
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 21
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Isosorbide Mononitrate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prasugrel (Effient) 1

Patients stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Diltiazem (Cartia XT) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
Last updated:

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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