Dilatrate SR

Generic Name: Isosorbide

  • What is Dilatrate SR?

    Dilatrate SR is a medicine used to prevent angina (chest pain).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Dilatrate SR?

    Dilatrate SR may cause severe low blood pressure that may be associated with lightheadedness, especially when you stand or sit up quickly. Alcohol may worsen this condition.

    Dilatrate SR may cause headaches. Do not try to avoid the headaches by changing the schedule of your dose. Aspirin or acetaminophen may relieve the pain.

  • Who should not take Dilatrate SR?

    Do not take Dilatrate SR if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Dilatrate SR?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Dilatrate SR. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you.

  • How should I take Dilatrate SR?

    Take Dilatrate SR exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Dilatrate SR?

    Do not consume alcohol while you are taking Dilatrate SR.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Dilatrate SR?

    If Dilatrate SR is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Dilatrate SR with the following: alcohol or sildenafil.

  • What are the possible side effects of Dilatrate SR?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: decrease in blood pressure, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeats, lightheadedness

  • Can I receive Dilatrate SR if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Dilatrate SR during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Dilatrate SR?

    If you miss a dose of Dilatrate SR, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Dilatrate SR?

    Store at room temperature.