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Sorb 20mg Tablets

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Sorb 20mg Tablets Description

Sorb 20mg Tab contains Isosorbide mononitrate as its active ingredient. It belongs to a class of medicines called 'coronary vasodilators'. It is used for the prevention of chest pain or angina due t

o reduced blood supply to the heart, for the treatment of Coronary heart disease (a heart condition where there is reduced blood and oxygen supply to the heart). Other uses of this medicine include pulmonary hypertension (raised blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs) and as a followup treatment after a heart attack. Before taking this tablet you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine, similar medicines or medicines containing nitroglycerin. Take this medicine regularly along with making certain lifestyle modifications for better heart health.


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ContainsIsosorbide Mononitrate(20.0 Mg)
UsesPrevent angina attacks, Treat coronary heart diseases
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, fatigue
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Uses of Sorb 20mg Tablets

  • For the prevention of angina attacks.
  • For the treatment of coronary heart diseases.
  • As a followup treatment post-heart attack.
  • For the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

Contraindications of Sorb 20mg Tablets

Known allergy to isosorbide mononitrate or any ingredients of this medicine. If you have low blood pressure, acute heart attack, bleeding inside the brain. If you have any other heart condition or d...
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Side effects of Sorb 20mg Tablets

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of energy
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeats
  • Sleepiness

Precautions and Warnings of Sorb 20mg Tablets



Can I take Sorb 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
There is limited information available on the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. Hence, it is preferable not to take this medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Sorb 20mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding should be discontinued while taking Sorb 20mg Tab .


Can I drive if I have consumed Sorb 20mg Tab ?
This medicine can cause a drop in blood pressure that can lead to dizziness, mainly during the beginning of the treatment. It can also give headache and affect your vision, hence it is advisable to avoid driving if affected.


Can I consume alcohol with Sorb 20mg Tab ?
Do not consume alcohol with this medicine as it can lead to a significant drop in blood pressure and cause dizziness, fainting and headache.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have low blood pressure or conditions that can lead to reduced blood pressure such as shock, thyroid disorder, anaemia, increased pressure inside the brain or more susceptible to faint upon reduce...
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  • Your thyroid gland is not working properly and producing less thyroid hormones.
  • You are weak and malnourished, have kidney or liver disorder.
  • You have very low body temperature or poor blood circulation.
  • This medicine is not helpful in controlling sudden angina attacks or episodes of angina once it has begun.

Mode of Action of Sorb 20mg Tablets

How Does It Work?

Isosorbide mononitrate present in this medicine releases nitric oxide in the body once it gets metabolised in the body. It then relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood and oxygen supply to the he...
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Directions for Use of Sorb 20mg Tablets

  • Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You should take this at the same time for effective results.

Interactions of Sorb 20mg Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of medicines used for erectile dysfunction such as Sildenafil, Alprostadil with Sorb 20mg Tab can increase vasodilation and lower the blood pressure. This can sometimes result in life...
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  • Medicines used to lower blood pressure such as beta-blockers (atenolol, propranolol), calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, diltiazem), vasodilators (glycerol trinitrate, methyldopa), angiotensin rece...
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  • Certain medicines used for the treatment of mood disorders, psychosis and migraine should be used cautiously and the patient should be watched for the symptoms of hypotension.
  • Any other medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take should be informed to your doctor.

Storage and disposal of Sorb 20mg Tablets

  • Store Sorb 20mg Tab below 30°C in its original container.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Sorb 20mg Tablets


Taking too much of Sorb 20mg Tab may lead to very low blood pressure and can make you feel sick, dizzy and faint. An excessive overdose can lead to coma or collapse and immediate measures should be t...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking your medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Never ta...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Sorb 20mg Tab be cut in half?

A: Yes, it comes in a form of dividable tablets. However, you should not break this medicine in two halves unless told by your doctor. Taking excess or less medicine can lead to side effects or reduced action. This can ultimately impact treatment.

Q: What is the composition of Sorb 20mg Tab ?

A: This medicine contains Isosorbide mononitrate as its active ingredient.

Q: How does Sorb 20mg Tab work?

A: Sorb 20mg Tab releases nitric oxide once it gets metabolised in the body. Nitric oxide causes vasodilation, relaxes blood vessels, reduces the blood pressure and load on the heart.
Last Updated on: 19 May 2022 | 05:09 PM (IST)

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