Sorbitrate review

Sorbitrate is a brand name for isosorbide dinitrate, a vasodilator used for the treatment of angina pectoris. It is available either in swallowed tablets or capsules, which are more useful to increase endurance during physical exertion before pain sets in, or as chewable or sublingual tablets which are used to slowly absorb the drug in preparation for pain before starting an activity such as climbing. However, Sorbitrate may not act fast enough to relieve acute chest pain once it has set in. Sorbitrate works by widening the arteries supplying the heart muscles with oxygen-rich blood, thus allowing the heart to function normally. This also lowers the blood pressure, reducing the load the heart pumps against.

Sorbitrate tablets and may be taken with food or by itself, while sublingual tablets are held under the tongue. When using sublingual tablets to prevent anticipated pain, it must be taken 5 to 10 minutes prior to physical activity or exertion that may bring about pain. Do not chew on or crush the sublingual tablet or eat or smoke while taking it as it may disrupt the slow absorption of the drug. The drug’s effect will last for about and hour. The extended release swallowed has a recommended dosage of 20mg-80mg along with a glass of water every 8-12 hours. If you take the regular, short-acting tablets, it is recommended to take them 4 times a day in 5mg-40mg doses with a glass of water. In all cases, you should follow the doctor’s instructions regarding the dosage carefully.

One should avoid taking Sorbitrate when you also take anti-hypertension drugs, erectile dysfunction medication such as sildenafil or heart medication such as beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers. These may aggravate or increase the effect of Sorbitrate in the body. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Sorbitrate. Not only will it increase the overall drowsiness you may feel but it will also further lower your blood pressure.

Tolerance may develop for Sorbitrate when taken for a long period of time, which may then require a larger dose for it to take effect. Consult your doctor if you think your current dosage is ineffective. Sorbitrate doses must also be gradually reduced when nearing the completion of the treatment as sudden withdrawal may cause a sudden case of angina.

Sorbitrate may also interfere in certain blood tests such as blood cholesterol tests. This may cause inaccurate results, so it is important to inform your doctor or the technician that you take Sorbitrate.

Those beginning to take Sorbitrate commonly experience headaches, vomiting, nausea and dizziness. Headaches, in particular, are a sign that Sorbitrate is working, so your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever. If these effects do not go away, or worsen even after a few days of taking Sorbitrate, consult your doctor.

Immediately seek medical attention if you experience a dry mouth, palpitations, weakness, blurred vision, or fainting. Blood pressure may suddenly drop for some while taking Sorbitrate.

Sorbitrate has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of sorbitrate

• Molecular formula of sorbitrate is C6H8N2O8
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4,8-dinitrooxy-2,6-dioxabicyclo[3.3.0]octane
• Molecular weight is 236.136 g/mol
Sorbitrate available : 5mg tablets and 40mg tablets

Generic name: Isosorbide dinitrate

Brand name(s): Cardis, Carvanil, Carvasin, Cedocard, Claodical, Cornilat, Coronex, Corosorbide, Difutrat, Dilatrate, Dinitrosorbide, Emoper, Flindix, Harrical, Ismotic, Iso-Bid, Isochron, Isoket, Isordil, Isostat, Isotrate, Korodil, Lomilan, Maycor, Myorexon, Nitrosorbid, Nitrosorbide, Nitrosorbon, Nosim, Resoidan, Rifloc Retard, Rigedal, Sorbangil, Sorbidilat, Sorbidnitrate, Sorbislo, Sorbonit, Sorquad, Tinidil, Titradose, Vascardin, Vasodilat, Vasorbate, Xanyl

  Your Sorbitrate review