Monoket (Generic)

Drug Name
Monoket (Isosorbide-5-Mononitrate)


Uses
Monoket is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by heart disease.


How Taken
Use Monoket as directed by your doctor.
Take Monoket by mouth with or without food.
This medication should be taken twice daily, with the doses 7 hours apart. The first dose should preferably be taken in the morning upon waking up, unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
Do not suddenly stop taking Monoket . You may have an increased risk of side effects (e.g., angina attacks). If you need to stop Monoket or add a new medicine, your doctor will gradually lower your dose.

Class and Mechanism
Monoket is a nitrate vasodilator. It works by widening the blood vessels in the body. This reduces the workload of the heart and helps to relieve chest pain.


Missed Dose
If you miss a dose of Monoket, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.


Storage

Monoket should be stored at room temperature, between 59 and 86 °F (15 and 30 °C). Keep away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Monoket out of the reach of children and away from pets.

 

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