Sorbitrate 5 Mg
USA Brand Name
Abbott Pharmaceuticals, India
Sorbitrate 5 Mg
Sorbitrate-5 is a drug manufactured by Abbott. It comes in the form of tablets in the strength of 5 mg and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store. Sorbitrate-5 contains Isosorbide Dinitrate as an active ingredient in the strength of 5 mg. It is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain) & heart failure.
USA Brands Equivalent To Sorbitrate-5
Isochron is the drug that is equivalent to Sorbitrate-5 and contains Isosorbide Dinitrate as an active ingredient available in the US market.
Uses Of Isosorbide Dinitrate, The Salt Present In Sorbitrate-5
It is used to treat Angina (chest pain), heart failure & in patients with certain heart conditions like Coronary heart disease.
How Sorbitrate-5 Works?
Sorbitrate-5 dilates/widens blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump.
Manufacturer Of Sorbitrate-5
Sorbitrate-5 is manufactured by Abbott and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store.
Sorbitrate-5 contains 5 mg of Isosorbide Dinitrate.
Isosorbide can be taken as a tablet that is swallowed with a glass of water or as a sublingual, placed under the tongue. The doctor can prescribe from 5 mg to 20 mg, two or three times a day to prevent chest pain. Please maintain a gap of 18 hours between the last dose of the day and the first dose of the next day to avoid building a tolerance to the drug. Don't take more than 480 mg of drug in a day.
How To Take Sorbitrate-5?
It can be swallowed with a glass of water or can be taken sublingual (placed under the tongue). It is better to take Sorbitrate-5 empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food). Don’t crush or break the tablet.
Side Effects Of Sorbitrate-5
- Allergic reaction (blurred vision, dry mouth, skin rash, swelling, nausea).
How Long Should I Continue Taking Sorbitrate-5?
It is always advisable to consult your physician before you start/stop taking the drug. Avoid taking such decisions on your own and do not self-medicate.
Overdose Of Sorbitrate-5
A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take multiple doses at the same time
Drugs The Interact With Sorbitrate-5
The following drugs are known to interact with Sorbitrate-5:
- Ergot Alkaloids
- Aspirin (In High Doses)
When Not To Take Sorbitrate-5?
Sorbitrate-5 must not be taken by a patient who suffers from –
- Heart Attack
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Hemorrhage in the Brain
- Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
- Excess Movement of the Intestines
- Head Injury
- Severe Anemia
General Information About Sorbitrate-5
This drug must be taken under the guidance of a Doctor. Its dose varies from person to person and also self-medication has to be avoided as it can cause undesirable effect / adverse effect to the body.