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Isosorbide Dinitrate : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Isosorbide Dinitrate with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Isosorbide Dinitrate is a vasodilator combination, prescribed for heart failure.

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Isosorbide Dinitrate Interactions with Food and Herbs

High Fat Meals: Taking isosorbide dinitrate with high fat containing foods may increase the absorption of the drug. People who switch from a high fat diet to a low fat diet might need a change in the dosage of isosorbide dinitrate. Talk with your doctor when on isosorbide dinitrate before switching to a low-fat diet.

Isosorbide Dinitrate Interactions with Alcohol

Drinking alcohol with isosorbide dinitrate might make you faint or feel lightheaded when you get up from lying position. It is better to avoid alcohol with isosorbide dinitrate.
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How to Take the Medication -

Isosorbide dinitrate comes in the form of a tablet, an extended release tablet and capsule. The regular tablet usually can be taken for 2-3 times in a day and the extended release tablet and capsule can be taken once a day. Don't crush, chew or cut the extended release tablet or capsule but swallow them completely. If you don't feel any relief of symptoms even after taking the medication for a long period of time, inform your doctor
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