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Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

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By ABBOTT HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
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Therapeutic classification:

Anti-anginal
therapy

Medical Description

Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet contains Isosorbide dinitrate. It is used for management of Angina, a condition characterised by severe pain in the chest, which can also transmit to neck, shoulders and arms. This medicine must be taken as told by your doctor, and you need to follow all the instructions. Some common side effects of Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet are headache, dizziness, redness or weakness. These side effects are mostly mild and go away with time, but if you feel they persist or your condition gets worse, you should consult your doctor or visit the hospital immediately. You should inform your doctor about all the medicines, herbs and supplements you take and all the medical conditions or diseases you suffer from.
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Uses of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet is used for the prevention of angina, a condition associated with severe pain in the heart.

Contraindications of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to this medicine or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have a low blood pressure.
  • If you have blood circulating issues or disturbance like shock.
  • If you have bleeding problems.
  • If you feel dehydrated or have diarrhoea or feel nauseated.
  • If you have heart problems where Isosorbide dinitrate should not be used such as heart valve problems, inflammation of the heart surface and fluid accumulation surrounding the heart.
  • If you have increased eye pressure (glaucoma).
  • If you have a disease of thyroid hormone disturbance.
  • If you have progressive heart failure associated with a lung problem.
  • If you are using medicines like Sildenafil or Tadalafil which potentiates or increases the blood pressure lowering effects of Sorbitrate.

Side effects of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Redness
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased heartbeats
  • Swelling of hands and feet
  • Increase in eye pressure (glaucoma)
  • Rashes & itching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Peeling of skin
  • Flushing

Precautions and Warnings of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet in human pregnancy. This medicine should be used during pregnancy only if it is needed and advantage overweighs the risk. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet passes into human milk, hence you should not breastfeed while taking this medicine. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet?
A:
It is advisable not to drive if you are on Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet, as this medicine may cause low blood pressure and related symptoms like lightheadedness, burring of vision, tiredness which can impair your driving abilities. You should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet, as it may increase the chance of sharp blood pressure fall which can lead to dizziness, lightheadedness or may worsen the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have an increase in eye pressure (glaucoma), bleeding problem, thyroid hormone disturbance, liver or kidney problem.
  • You have problems with your heart or may have damaged the heart.
  • You have a deficiency of glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
  • You have hypertension and are taking anti-hypertensive medicines, caution is needed as severe fall in blood pressure can occur.
  • You have a history of head injury or you are suffering from psychiatric illness.
  • You are malnourished or have a sudden drop in body temperature.
  • Do not use any medicines for erectile dysfunction like Sildenafil, Tadalafil when you are using Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablets as it can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be life-threatening.
  • Never stop this medicine abruptly, if you are facing any issues, talk to your doctor as he/she may gradually decrease the dose before stopping.

Mode of Action of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Angina is characterised by severe chest pain. This pain occurs as the heart muscles are not receiving an adequate supply of blood and oxygen. Sorbitrate 5 Tablet dilates the blood vessels in the heart. This makes the flow of blood and oxygen better to the heart muscles. Dilation of the blood vessel decreases the pumping strain of the heart. Use of Sorbitrate as directed by the doctor can prevent long-term complication and progress of the heart condition into heart failure.
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Directions for Use of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

  • Always take Sorbitrate 5 Mg tablets strictly as per the advice of your doctor.
  • Put Sorbitrate mouth dissolving tablet under your tongue and let the medicine dissolve locally. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • Alternatively, you may take the tablet with a sufficient amount of water only if advised by your doctor.
  • You should take this medicine regularly, at the same time and without fail as directed by your doctor.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sorbitrate Tablet use along with other blood pressure-lowering medicines like Noradrenaline, may potentiate their effects. It can cause severe fall in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fainting and dizziness.
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  • Caution should be executed if you are using Nifedipine for high blood pressure as the blood pressure can drop drastically.
  • Concomitant use of Sorbitrate 5 tablet along with the medicines used for mental illness like Amitriptyline, Chlorpromazine may increase the chance of side effects.
  • Concomitant use of Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet with medicines used for erectile dysfunction (sexual problem) like Sildenafil or Tadalafil, may possibly cause a fall in the blood pressure to a dangerous level and may lead to unconsciousness which could be serious.
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  • Other medicine like Histamine to treat allergies, should be used cautiously.

Storage and disposal of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

  • Store Sorbitrate 5 Mg tablet below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Carry your medicines when travelling.
  • Keep this medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Sorbitrate 5mg Tablet

Overdose

Overdosage of Sorbitrate 5 tablet may cause sudden and sharp lowering of blood pressure and related symptoms, urgent treatment is required. If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Sorbitrate 5 tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one. Always carry your medicines if you are travelling.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet prevent a heart attack?

A: Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet is used for the prevention of angina, a type of chest pain. In some cases, after a heart attack, your doctor may put you on a low dose of this medicine based on your condition.

Q: Can Aspirin and Sorbitrate be taken together?

A: You may continue the use of Aspirin and Sorbitrate following your doctors advise. Your doctor may decide the dose and usage of both these medicines after evaluating the risks versus benefits.

Q: Can I take Sorbitrate 5 Tablet when blood pressure is high?

A: Sorbitrate 5 Tablet is used for heart problem known as angina. You may take it for a reason it has been prescribed to you. However, it is not to be used as a treatment of high blood pressure.

Q: Can Sorbitrate and Clopidogrel be taken together?

A: You must follow your doctor's advise while using both these medicines. Using both the medicines together may increase the chances of bleeding. Your doctor may decide the dose and usage of both these medicines after evaluating the risks versus benefits. You may require close monitoring of certain blood tests.

Q: Can Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet cause lowering of blood pressure?

A: Yes. Isosorbide dinitrate is vasodilator medicine which dilates the blood vessels. It causes a decrease in blood pressure as well. However, it is not a suitable medicine for high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor before using Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet.

Q: Why is Sorbitrate given sublingually?

A: Isosorbide dinitrate is used for the prevention of pain associated with angina. Angina is an emergency. Treatment must be initiated immediately to provide relief and to improve the outcome. Using Sorbitrate sublingually will let the medicine work immediately, faster than ingesting it orally.

Q: Is Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet to be taken at night?

A: You must use Sorbitrate 5 mg tablet as advised by your doctor. It would be best if you used it at the time and in the dose as told by your doctor.

Q: Can Sorbitrate 5 tablet be taken before a meal?

A: You must use Sorbitrate 5 tablet as advised by your doctor. It is to be taken every day at the same time.

Q: Can I use Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablets for chest pain?

A: Isosorbide present in Sorbitrate 5 mg Tablet is used to relieve the chest pain associated with specific heart problem known as angina. It is not useful for chest pain associated with any other condition. Please consult your doctor for proper advise.
Last Updated on: 28 Sep 2020 | 05:31 AM (IST)

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