Pay Extra Attention to Isosorbide Suffixes and Strengths

We're hearing about mix-ups among isosorbide MONOnitrate (Imdur, etc) and DInitrate (Isordil, etc) products for chest pain.

These nitrates often help prevent angina symptoms by relaxing and opening blood vessels...to allow more oxygen to reach the heart.

But isosorbide nitrate meds are error-prone. Their strengths overlap...and both forms come in immediate- AND extended-release versions.

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