SAME-DAY isosorbide (generic Imdur) pickup for angina (chest pain) prevention

Get convenient and affordable isosorbide prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Isosorbide is classified as a vasodilator medication. It's used to prevent angina (chest pain) symptoms caused by coronary artery disease. Don't wait to pick up your prescription. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start treatment right away.

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Isosorbide (generic Imdur)

  • What is isosorbide?
    Isosorbide is a prescription medication used to prevent angina (chest pain) symptoms caused by coronary artery disease. While it cannot cure this disease or treat an angina attack that’s already occurring, it can help patients prevent painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether isosorbide is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of isosorbide?
    Isosorbide has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects become severe or do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common symptoms reported while taking isosorbide include:
- Chills
- Dizziness
- Headache
- Lightheadedness
- Nausea


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions.

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Frequently asked questions about isosorbide

What is isosorbide?

Isosorbide is a prescription medication used to prevent angina (chest pain) symptoms caused by coronary artery disease. Unlike other forms of angina medication, it does not work fast enough to treat an angina attack that is already occurring. This medication is commonly administered as an oral tablet.

Isosorbide is not a cure for coronary artery disease or angina. Instead, it works to prevent painful angina episodes.

What is isosorbide used to treat?

Isosorbide is used for the prevention of angina (chest pain) symptoms caused by coronary artery disease. While it cannot cure this disease or treat an angina attack that’s already occurring, it can help patients prevent painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

Angina is chest pain that is caused by a lack of oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart. Angina is not a condition, instead, it is a symptom of coronary artery disease or clogged blood vessels that go to and from the heart. Angina is common, but hard to differentiate from other types of chest pain (such as indigestion).

Common symptoms of angina include:
- Pressure, tightness, or pain in the chest
- Pain in arms, neck, shoulders, or back
- Dizziness
- Fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive sweating
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting

How does isosorbide work?

Isosorbide belongs to a classification of medications known as vasodilators. These drugs work by relaxing the walls of blood vessels, which widens pathways for blood and oxygen to flow to the heart. This improved blood flow prevents angina attacks from occurring.

What are the common side effects of isosorbide?

Isosorbide has been shown to cause some side effects. If these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.

Common side effects reported while taking isosorbide include:
- Chills
- Dizziness
- Lightheadedness
- Nausea


This is not a complete list of adverse effects – though these are among the most common. Seek medical attention right away if you experience symptoms such as a change in your heartbeat, chest pain, fainting, rash, hives, or difficulty breathing.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, as well as any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before starting treatment with isosorbide. Isosorbide can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious side effects. In addition, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before starting treatment with this medication.

What is the typical starting dose of isosorbide?

Isosorbide is commonly administered as an oral tablet. For adults, 30-60 mg of isosorbide should be taken once a day as soon as you wake up in the morning. This dosage may increase as needed.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of isosorbide without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

Can I get isosorbide over-the-counter?

Isosorbide is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not isosorbide is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Can I get isosorbide online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for isosorbide to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your doctor.

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