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Isosorbide Mononitrate : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Isosorbide Mononitrate 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 Mononitrate is a nitrate, prescribed for angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease.

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Isosorbide Mononitrate Interactions with Food and Herbs

Vitamin C Rich Foods: Intake of 2g of vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits 3 times in a day may decrease chances of developing tolerance to the nitroglycerin patch.

Isosorbide Mononitrate Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol with isosorbide mononitrate may lower the blood pressure. To avoid this, don't take alcohol when you are on isosorbide mononitrate.
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How to Take the Medication -

Isosorbide mononitrate comes in the form of a tablet, an extended release tablet and a 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 for once a day. Don't crush, chew or cut the extended release tablet or capsule but swallow it completely. If you don't feel any relief from your symptoms, inform your doctor.
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