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nitrates-oral chewable, Sorbitrate

GENERIC NAME: NITRATES - ORAL CHEWABLE

BRAND NAME(S): Sorbitrate

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USES: This medication helps to widen blood vessels so blood flows better. It is used to treat and prevent chest pain (angina).

HOW TO USE: These tablets are to be chewed thoroughly then swallowed with a glass of water. Do not crush the tablets before chewing them. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped.

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, dizziness, flushing, rapid heartbeat or restlessness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To prevent dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Headache is often a sign the medication is working. Treat headaches with an aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever as recommended by your doctor. If the headaches continue or become severe, notify your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: blurred vision, dry mouth, skin rash, nausea. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.




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