Generic Imdur is an effective medication which helps in the treatment of angina attacks. Generic Imdur acts as nitrates.
Other names for this medication:
Also known as: Isosorbide Mononitrate.
Generic Imdur is a perfect remedy, which helps to treat angina attacks.
Generic Imdur acts as nitrates.
Imdur is also known as Isosorbide Mononitrate.
Generic name of Generic Imdur is Isosorbide Mononitrate.
Brand names of Generic Imdur are Imdur, ISMO, Monoket.
Take Generic Imdur tablets orally with or without food.
Do not crush or chew it.
Take Generic Imdur at the same time with water.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Imdur suddenly.
If you overdose Generic Imdur and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Imdur are difficult or slow breathing, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, high temperature, fainting, abnormal heartbeat, changes in vision, flushing, convulsions, severe throbbing migraine, lightheadedness.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
The most common side effects associated with Imdur are:
Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.
Do not take Generic Imdur if you are allergic to Generic Imdur components.
Do not take Generic Imdur if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes.
Be careful using Generic Imdur if you take dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45); or any other heart medicines, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or irregular heartbeats.
Be careful using Generic Imdur if you suffer from or have a history of congestive heart failure, have low blood pressure; a stroke, a transient ischemic attack (TIA, or mini-stroke), have anemia; have an allergy to nitrates; have closed-angle glaucoma; migraines, kidney disease; liver disease, heart attack, a serious head injury.
If you want to achieve most effective results without any side effects it is better to avoid alcohol.
Be very careful when you are driving machine.
Do not stop taking Generic Imdur suddenly.
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Mean health service costs between the period of randomisation and discharge for mother and infant were 1254.86 pound sterling in the IMN group and 1242.88 pound sterling in the placebo group, generating a mean cost difference of 11.98 pound sterling (bootstrap mean cost difference 12.86 pound sterling; 95%CI: -106.79 pound sterling, 129.39 pound sterling) that was not statistically significant (P = 0.842). The incremental cost per hour prevented from hospital admission to delivery was 7.53 pound sterling. At the notional willingness to pay threshold of 100 pound sterling per hour prevented from hospital admission to delivery, the probability that IMN is cost-effective was estimated at 0.67. This translated into a mean net monetary benefit of 98.13 pound sterling for each woman given IMN.
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Nicorandil (SG-75) is a new organic nitrate with pronounced vasodilator properties. We studied whether nicorandil, in analogy to other nitrovasodilatators, exerted its relaxing effects on vascular smooth muscle by stimulating guanylate cyclase, and whether this effect was susceptible to tolerance development. Dose-response curves for the relaxing and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) increasing effects of nicorandil were obtained in isolated strips of bovine coronary arteries and compared with those of other nitrovasodilatators. It was found that nicorandil dose-dependently relaxed the strips precontracted with 26.7 mM K+ and that this effect was closely associated with increases in cGMP levels (measured by RIA under various conditions). The correlation between relaxation and rises in cGMP was steeper than with other nitrovasodilatators, suggesting that nicorandil, in addition to its cGMP-mediated effect, also relaxed vascular smooth muscle by a cGMP independent mechanism. In contrast to nitroglycerin (NG), nicorandil caused little development of tolerance or cross-tolerance toward ISDN or IS-5-MN when tested after preincubation of the strips toward the respective substance. Pretreatment with N-acetylcysteine during the preincubation period prevented tolerance towards nicorandil. The results indicate that the relaxant effects of nicorandil consist of a larger cGMP-mediated component and a smaller one which is independent of this nucleotide.
This study was designed to assess the efficacy of oral nifedipine as compared to oral isosorbide-5-mononitrate in the prevention of spontaneous and induced vasospastic myocardial ischaemia. Twenty-one patients admitted to the Coronary Care Unit as a result of angina at rest underwent both Holter monitoring and an echo-ergonovine test during placebo and following either isosorbide-5-mononitrate or nifedipine according to a double-blind randomized trial. Both drugs caused a statistically significant reduction in spontaneous (87% and 95%, respectively) and induced ischaemic attacks (66% and 75%, respectively). No significant difference was found between the two drugs.
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IMN self-administered vaginally at home does not shorten admission to delivery interval despite a significant effect on cervical ripeness assessed using the Bishop score. However, women report positive views on cervical ripening at home, and the setting deserves further investigation.
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Isosorbide dinitrate inactivated E1 and E2 isozymes of human aldehyde dehydrogenase (EC 184.108.40.206), abolishing both dehydrogenase and esterase activities. NAD promoted, whereas chloral and NAD protected the enzyme from inactivation. The inactivation was irreversible upon dialysis and occurred without incorporation of the 14C-labeled isosorbide dinitrate. Inactivation was associated with formation of products, isosorbide-2-mononitrate and isosorbide-5-mononitrate. At 25 degrees C there were two pathways of product formation: a fast pathway, sensitive to aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitors, and a slower pathway insensitive to inhibitors. The fast product formation and inactivation occurred simultaneously, and both were inhibited by chloral and by the irreversible active site-directed inhibitor bromoacetophenone. At 0 degree C the slow product formation was abolished, allowing study of the enzyme catalyzed reaction. The inactivation of the E1 isozyme at 0 degree C occurred in a single turnover that accounted for 80% of catalytic activity loss with isosorbide-2-mononitrate being the major product. No nitrate was ever detected; at 25 degrees C, nitrite was detected but in less than stoichiometric amounts. The mononitrates were also substrates and inactivators of aldehyde dehydrogenase. Isosorbide-2-mononitrate had the lowest K(i) and k3 values for the E1 isozyme when compared with that of the other two nitrate esters of isosorbide. Reversibility of inactivation by 2-mercaptoethanol suggested involvement of enzyme sulfhydryls. The inactivation appears to be mechanism-based and involves the esterase function of aldehyde dehydrogenase.
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Patients who have bleeding from esophageal varices are at high risk for rebleeding and death. We compared the efficacy and safety of endoscopic sclerotherapy with the efficacy and safety of nadolol plus isosorbide mononitrate for the prevention of variceal rebleeding.
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Fifty-eight males with chronic stable angina (NYHA class II-III) with evidence of provocable ischemia on treadmill exercise test received Terminalia arjuna (500 mg 8 hourly), isosorbide mononitrate (40 mg/daily) or a matching placebo for one week each, separated by a wash-out period of at least three days in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design. They underwent clinical, biochemical and treadmill exercise evaluation at the end of each therapy which were compared during the three therapy periods. Terminalia arjuna therapy was associated with significant decrease in the frequency of angina and need for isosorbide dinitrate (5.69+/-6.91 mg/week v. 18.22+/-9.29 mg/week during placebo therapy, p<0.005). The treadmill exercise test parameters improved significantly during therapy with Terminalia arjuna compared to those with placebo. The total duration of exercise increased (6.14+/-2.51 min v. 4.76+/-2.38 min, p<0.005), maximal ST depression during the longest equivalent stages of submaximal exercise decreased (1.41+/-0.55 mm v. 2.21+/-0.56 mm, p<0.005), time to recovery decreased (6.49+/-2.37 min v. 9.27+/-3.39 min, p<0.005) and higher double products were achieved (25.75+/-4.81x10(3) v. 23.11+/-4.83x10(3), p<0.005) during Terminalia arjuna therapy. Similar improvements in clinical and treadmill exercise test parameters were observed with isosorbide mononitrate compared to placebo therapy. No significant differences were observed in clinical or treadmill exercise test parameters when Terminalia arjuna and isosorbide mononitrate therapies were compared. No significant untoward effects were reported during Terminalia arjuna therapy.
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Chronic therapy with either ISMN or TD-NTG is associated with development of vascular tolerance. Despite the induction of vascular tolerance, platelet responsiveness to NTG and SNP remains unaffected. Therefore, development of vascular tolerance is unlikely to compromise the anti-aggregatory effects of organic nitrates, or those of endogenous NO.
A total of 19 healthy volunteers were randomized in a double-blind fashion to therapy with IS-5-MN (120 mg once daily) or placebo. After 7 days of treatment, forearm blood flow responses to acetylcholine (Ach; 7.5, 15, and 30 microg/min) and N-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA; 1, 2, and 4 mumol/min) were measured. In a separate study, after 7 days of therapy with IS-5-MN 120 mg once daily, the responses to Ach were assessed during intra-arterial coinfusion of vitamin C (24 mg/min) or saline.
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Isosorbide 5-mononitrate is an active metabolite of isosorbide dinitrate and possesses many theoretical advantages over its parent drug. However, the development of partial tolerance has been demonstrated when the drug is given 12 hourly or 8 hourly. We have therefore evaluated the acute and sustained (2 weeks) effects of isosorbide-5-mononitrate 40 mg given twice daily (08.00 h and 14.00 h, allowing an 18-h dose-free period) in 19 patients with stable chronic angina, using computerized exercise testing and a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial protocol. There were two phases of 2 weeks each in which patients received placebo or active isosorbide-5-mononitrate. Acute testing was performed 2 h after the first dose and chronic testing 2 h after the morning dose on Day 14. Acute testing showed an increase in exercise time from a mean (SD) of 6.7 (2.2) min to 10.1 (2.95) min (P less than 0.01) after a single dose of isosorbide-5-mononitrate 40 mg. The time to 1 mm of ST depression, and rest and peak exercise heart rates increased significantly during acute testing with isosorbide-5-mononitrate; resting and peak exercise systolic blood pressures fell significantly. Due to drop outs cross-over analysis was performed on 11 patients who completed both chronic phases and 13 patients were assessed for the comparison of acute isosorbide-5-mononitrate with chronic isosorbide-5-mononitrate. After 2 weeks of therapy exercise time did not show a sustained increase 8.01 (2.14) min chronic placebo to 8.58 (1.93) min chronic isosorbide-5-mononitrate.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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A review of the current literature concerning development of nitrate tolerance in the treatment of angina pectoris suggests that: development of nitrate tolerance is a clinical reality development of tolerance do not seem to differ for nitroglycerin, isosorbide-dinitrate or isosorbide-5-mononitrate a high nitrate dose seems to be more likely to induce tolerance a nitrate free interval during some part of the day or the night seems to restore vascular responsiveness by optimal use of different nitrate formulations the problem with development of tolerance may be reduced.
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After successful control of acute esophageal variceal bleeding, eligible patients were randomized to the carvedilol group, 61 patients, using carvedilol 6.25-12.5 mg daily or the N + I group, 60 patients, using nadolol 40-80 mg plus isorsorbide-5-mononitrate 20 mg daily. The end points were rebleeding from varices, adverse events or death.
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After infusion of isosorbide mononitrate there were significant reduction in mean right atrial pressure no mean pulmonary artery pressure (< 0.0001), left ventricular and diastolic pressure (p < 0.004), left ventricular systolic pressure (p < 0.002), maximum (p < 0.002) and mean (p < 0.008) aortic pressure, and left ventricular systolic volume (p < 0.004), as well as significant increase in the left ventricular ejection fraction (p < 0.001) and mean velocity of circunferential fibers shortening (p < 0.001). There was no significant modification of minimum aortic pressure, heart rate, cardiac output nor of left ventricular and diastolic volume. With respect of segmental motility of the left ventricle after medication, 38 kypokinetic segments normalized their motility, 4 akinetic segments remained intact, and of the 21 dyskinetic segments, 6 normalized, 8 became hypokinetic and 7 remained dyskinetic.
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We tested whether the known cytochrome c oxidase (COX) inhibition by nitric oxide (NO) could be quantified by VO(2) kinetics during constant load supra-Anaerobic Threshold (AT) exercises in healthy trained or untrained subjects following aerobic training or nitrate administration. In cycle ergometer constant load exercises supra-AT, identified in previous incremental tests, VO(2) kinetics describe a double exponential curve, one rapid and one appreciably slower, allowing the area between them to be calculate in O(2) l. After training, with increased NO availability, this area decreases in inverse ratio to treatment efficacy. In fact, in 11 healthy subjects after aerobic training for 6-7 weeks, area was decreased on average by 51 %. In 11 untrained subjects, following the assumption of an NO donor, 20 mg isosorbide 5 mononitrate, area was decreased on average by 53 %. In conclusion, supra-AT VO(2) kinetics in constant load exercises permit the quantification of the inhibitory effect NO-dependent on COX after either physical training or nitrate assumption.
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We report a case of bupivacaine-induced Brugada syndrome, in which we investigated the genetic, biophysical and path physiological mechanism involved.
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GSTM1 null individuals showed significantly lower systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP), and higher degree of decreases in SBP (ΔSBP) and DBP (ΔDBP) after IS-5-MN administration. GSTM1 null individuals showed significantly decreased IS-5-MN area under the plasma concentration-time curve than GSTM1 wild-type individuals (P<0.05). Plasma concentration of CGRP was increased significantly at 0.5 (P<0.01), 1 (P<0.05), and 2 h (P<0.05) after IS-5-MN administration in GSTM1 null individuals but not wild-type individuals. GSTM1 null individuals also showed significantly higher degree of percentage increase in the plasma concentration of CGRP than GSTM1 wild-type individuals at 1 h after IS-5-MN administration (P<0.05). IS-5-MN upregulated CGRP I and CGRP II mRNA expressions in cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and the IS-5-MN-induced CGRP II mRNA expression was inhibited by GSTs inhibitor, ethacrynic acid. No difference in the IS-5-MN response was observed between ALDH2 genotypes.
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We calculated clinical outcomes (all-cause mortality, bleeding-related mortality, upper gastrointestinal bleeding) as well as haemodynamic outcomes (hepatic venous pressure (HVPG) reduction, haemodynamic response rate, post-treatment arterial blood pressure (mean arterial pressure; MAP) and adverse events).
In a group of 13 patients with severe heart failure, both forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) significantly improved after intensive medical therapy (FVC: from 77 +/- 17 to 92 +/- 20%, p < 0.001; FEV1: from 65 +/- 15 to 81 +/- 15%, p < 0.001) in the absence of change in M-mode echo cardiac dimension and left ventricular systolic function; on the other hand, a change of indices of left ventricular filling by Doppler transmitral flow was documented (E/A ratio: from 3.6 +/- 1.2 to 1.65 +/- 1.5, p < 0.01; early filling deceleration time: from 94 +/- 39 to 178 +/- 78 ms, p < 0.01), indicating a reduction of pulmonary capillary pressure; this probably positively affected pulmonary interstitial edema and bronchial wall congestion, thus enhancing pulmonary function.
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After a median follow up of 23 months, recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding developed in 51% in the Medication group and 38% in the Combined group (P = 0.21). Recurrent bleeding from esophageal varices occurred in 26 patients (43%) in the Medication group and in 16 patients (26%) in the Combined group (P = 0.07). Recurrent bleeding from gastroesophageal varices occurred in 48% of Medication group and 28% of Combined group (P = 0.05). The frequency of adverse effects and mortality rates were similar between both groups (P = 0.28).
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The results show that IMN has a definite role and better safety profile than misoprostol in first trimester cervical ripening, although misoprostol is more effective and causes less blood loss.
An endothelin urinary hyperexcretion, which is not counterbalanced by an adequate increase in cGMP biosynthesis, was previously detected in some patients with IgA Nephropathy (IgAN). Since this imbalance might potentiate local ET1-mediated hemodynamics effects, 9 IgAN patients with an increased (> or = 0.1) urinary ET1/cGMP ratio (group 1) and 5 IgAN patients with comparable renal function and reduced ET1/cGMP ratio (group 2) were given standard doses of isosorbide 5 mononitrate (as a nitric oxide source). Blood nitric oxide (NO) levels, as detected by electron paramagnetic resonance, significantly increased after isosorbide administration (p < 0.01) and decreased after drug discontinuation in both groups. Nitric oxide levels were significantly related with those of the effective renal plasma flow (p < 0.02), but not with the glomerular filtration rate. Proteinuria levels significantly decreased after drug administration (p < 0.009) in group 1 and returned to baseline levels thereafter, except two cases showing persisting low levels. Values of filtration fraction in the same group decreased after iso5M administration (p < 0.02 compared to basal levels). These results may possibly be related to the counterbalancing effects of nitric oxide on endothelin-mediated mesangial contraction.
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The impact of long-acting nitrates on the extent and severity of stress-induced myocardial ischemia is not well described, especially after long-term treatment.
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Injection of large volumes of samples in solvents other than mobile phase composition has been proved for some less hydrophobic compounds. Thus, the retention behavior of several compounds of pharmaceutical interest (isosorbide-2-nitrate, isosorbide-5-nitrate, tropicamide, pentoxifylline, and methyl p-hydroxybenzoate) was studied by using different hydrophobic solvents (n-hexane, n-heptane, or i-octane) as sample solvents. Two types of stationary phases were used: octyl and octadecyl modified silica (both of Zorbax Eclipse type). The experiments showed a linear dependence between capacity factor of each solute and sample injection volume, up to maximum volume values of about 680 microL for C8 stationary phase and 580 microL for C18 stationary phase, when the solutes are no longer retained in stationary phase. Injection of large volumes of these hydrophobic solvents is thus possible in RP-LC with a gradual reduction of retention and peak efficiency. Two major conditions are however necessary in order to apply such an injection approach: the solutes must have a proper solubility in hydrophobic solvents and meanwhile they have to be less hydrophobic than the sample solvent in order to avoid competition with solvent molecules in partitioning between mobile and stationary phases.
Safety has been assessed in a total of 1680 subjects who were treated with nicorandil, with 458 patient years of exposure to treatment. Adverse events usually occurred early in the course of treatment. After 30 days of treatment, fewer than 10% of patients reported adverse events. At the recommended doses, the main side effects were limited to headaches. Nearly all episodes of headache were experienced during the first days of nicorandil treatment and were responsible for most of the study withdrawals because of clinical non-acceptability. The incidence can be diminished by a progressive titration. In comparative trials with anti-anginal agents, such as propranolol, diltiazem, nifedipine, ISDN and isosorbide 5 mononitrate, the overall incidence of adverse events was not significantly different between nicorandil and the reference drug. Side-effect distribution was comparable between nicorandil (32%) and diltiazem (30%). Nicorandil can be safely combined with other anti-anginal drugs. Furthermore, due to its favourable pharmacokinetics, nicorandil is less likely to have interactions when combined with another therapeutic agent. Nearly one-third of the patients enrolled in the nicorandil clinical programme were 65 years old or older. Age-specific side-effects were not identified, and overall, the incidence of the most frequent adverse events in the elderly was similar. There is no evidence that nicorandil induces proarrhythmia, exacerbation of myocardial ischaemia or abrupt withdrawal syndrome. With the progressive titration scheme, no symptomatic decrease in blood pressure was recorded when nicorandil was administered in the range of 10-80 mg.day-1. Heart rate was not significantly affected in the same dose range.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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