Giving Heart Drugs With Different Ways Of Use?
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ISDN or isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate class of drugs used to prevent and treat angina or chest pain in people with coronary heart disease. ISDN is also used in conditions of heart failure. Its use should be considered especially in conditions of low blood pressure or hypotension, moderate head injury, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and malabsorption. ISDN can cause side effects such as severe hypotension, fainting or heart attack, severe headache, nausea, visual disturbances, impaired consciousness, cold sweats, seizures and palpitations.
The use of ISDN itself can be used when an attack occurs or to prevent an attack. Should not give the drug sublingually without close supervision, if not monitored blood pressure can potentially cause severe hypotension that can be life threatening. Sublingal administration of drugs can give effect more quickly because the bottom of the tongue contains many small blood vessels so that the absorption of drugs will be faster. This is used if you need a quick reaction from the drug but need closer supervision by medical personnel. Follow the use of the drug according to the doctor's recommendations both how to use it and the dosage to prevent unwanted side effects.
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