isosorbide mononitrate - oral, ISMO, Monoket
GENERIC NAME: ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE - ORAL (EYE-soe-SOR-bide MON-oh-NYE-trate)
BRAND NAME(S): ISMO, Monoket
USES: Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent chest pain (angina) in patients with a certain heart condition (coronary artery disease). This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as nitrates. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily to the heart.This medication will not relieve chest pain once it occurs. It is also not intended to be taken just before physical activities (such as exercise, sexual activity) to prevent chest pain. Other medications may be needed in these situations. Consult your doctor for more details.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used with other drugs to improve the symptoms of heart failure (such as trouble breathing).
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