Sorbitrate 10 mg is a tablet that is used to prevent chest pain (angina pectoris), heart failures, oesophagal spasms. It is often consumed before performing physical activities (such as walking, exercise, or sexual activities). It is prescribed to patients with certain heart conditions (coronary artery disease).
What is Angina?
Angina, also known as angina pectoris is chest pain or pressure, usually due to insufficient blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina usually occurs when there is an obstruction in the arteries, due to which the oxygen supply to the heart drops. Angina is not necessarily a disease but a symptom of heart disease, it almost feels like a heart attack.
Types of Angina:
Stable Angina: It is also called “effort angina” and is referred to as a classic type of angina related to myocardial ischemia. Symptoms show up after activity and reoccur during an activity. Ofen caused by cold weather, heavy meals, and emotional stress.
Unstable Angina: Unstable angina is defined as angina pectoris that changes or worsens. It occurs at rest for 10 minutes, or it is and of new-onset, or it occurs with a crescendo pattern (more severe, prolonged or frequent from before). The difference between stable angina and unstable angina is the reduction of coronary flow due to platelet aggregation.
Composition of the Medication
Sorbitrate primarily consists of Isosorbide Dinitrate. Apart from the main component, it also contains various important derivatives of the nitrate class. The salt helps in widening the blood vessels so that the blood can flow through them easily. This makes the procedure of blood pumping easier for the heart muscles.
How to Use Sorbitrate 10mg?
Take this medication by mouth, generally 2 or 3 times a day or as prescribed by your doctor.
It is important to take the drug at the same time every day and use it daily. Do not stop taking it suddenly without consulting your doctor. Do not consume Sorbitrate if you are taking sildenafil (Viagra).
Benefits of Sorbitrate 10mg
1. Prevents Angina
2. Controlling heart failure
1. Bluish discoloration of lips, fingernails, palms, or hands (severe)
2. Feeling weak or dizzy
3. Warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin
5. Nausea or vomiting
1. Do not consume alcohol while taking Sorbitrate.
2. Although Sorbitrate is not safe to use while being pregnant, please consult your doctor.
3. Limited data of studies have shown that Sorbitrate 10mg is safe to consume while breastfeeding.
4. Sorbitrate 10mg has been shown to affect one’s alertness, vision and make you feel dizzy or sleepy. If any of the symptoms occur, do not drive.
Q1. Is Sorbitrate addictive in nature?
Ans. No, Sorbitrate is not addictive. Addictive medicines are categorized under schedule III-
IV. Patients must refer to these to check if it falls under such category.
Q2. What should be done if a dose is missed?
Ans. If a dose is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember, but if the timings of the next
dose are close, patients are advised to not take two doses. Also, keep in mind, extra doses
should not be taken to make up for the missed doses.
Q3. What do in case of Sorbitrate overdose?
Ans. In case of overdose, patients are advised to seek immediate medical attention.