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 33 9
angina pectoris 17 9
Support heart health 15 2
coronary artery disease 3 2
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 2
Mild 5
None 8

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
Lightheadedness 1
orthostatic hypotension 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 7
60 mg daily 6
10 mg daily 2
20 mg daily 2
120 mg daily 2
20 mg three times daily 1
30 mg twice daily 1
90 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 6
Doctor's advice 4
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration

Currently taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

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

Stopped taking Isosorbide Mononitrate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
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 3
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 11
Not specified 10

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
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Isosorbide Mononitrate

20yearsufferer
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20yearsufferer
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

See 20yearsufferer's full Isosorbide Mononitrate history

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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