MONIT GTN 2.6 MG TABLET

Generic : Nitroglycerin (2.6mg)

Treatment : Anti-Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Pack size  : 30 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

Unit Price

$2.74

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR is used to treat and prevent heart-related chest pain (angina). Angina occurs when the heart muscle is not getting enough blood. This medicine works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily to the heart.

Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.

Do not use this medicine if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension), erectile dysfunction or if you have anemia or glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye). Always tell your doctor what other health conditions you have and what other medicines you are taking. It is best not to drink alcohol with this medicine as it increases some of the side effects. If you are affected by dizziness, avoid driving. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, ask your doctor before taking this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF MONIT GTN TABLET CR

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR helps in prevention as well as treatment of angina. Angina is a chest pain that is usually caused by narrowing of the blood vessels which supply your heart. This means your heart does not get enough oxygen. Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR works quickly to relax the muscles and blood vessels in your heart so more blood (and oxygen) gets to your heart. This reduces the pain and discomfort that angina causes.
You should take this medicine at the first sign of chest pain. If the first tablet does not work, you can take a second tablet after 5 minutes. However, if your chest pain does not go away after 15 minutes, you should get urgent medical attention. This could be a sign of a heart attack. Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR also helps prevent chest pain if taken before exercising or doing other strenuous activities.

 

HOW TO USE MONIT GTN TABLET CR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW MONIT GTN TABLET CR WORKS

Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR is a nitrate. It works by relaxing the blood vessels which decreases the oxygen demand of the heart and reduces its workload, thereby preventing/treating attacks of angina (chest pain).

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
warnings

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

 

Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Monit GTN CR Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • BUPROPION
  • ALPROSTADIL
  • SILDENAFIL
  • TADALAFIL
  • WARFARIN
  • ASPIRIN
  • NAPROXEN
  • IBUPROFEN

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE MONIT GTN TABLET CR?

If you miss a dose of Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Monit GTN

  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate
  • Lightheadedness
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

FAQ's

Q. Can I take sildenafil if I am taking Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR?

No, you should not take sildenafil if you are taking Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR. Taking these two medicines together can cause an excessive fall in blood pressure, which may even be life-threatening.

Q. What effect does Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR have on blood pressure?

Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR decreases the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels, but is not recommended for the treatment of high blood pressure. The drop in blood pressure may cause lightheadedness, especially when changing your position suddenly.

Q. Does the effect of Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR wear off after some time?

Yes, excessive use of Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may cause tolerance which means that Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may lose its effectiveness on you. Therefore, usually the doctors prescribe the smallest dose required for effective relief of acute angina attack. This helps maintain the effectiveness of Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR.

Q. What does too much Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR do?

Excess Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may result in low blood pressure, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, weak and fast pulse. It may also cause weakness, lightheadedness on standing and the patient might even faint. The patient will require emergency medical treatment in such a case.

Q. Can I stop using Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR as I feel better now?

Stopping Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR suddenly may bring on attacks of angina, especially if you have been using it for several weeks or more. Talk to your doctor who will advise you to reduce the dose gradually over 4 to 6 weeks before you stop using it completely.

Q. Does Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR stop heart attacks?

Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR is prescribed to prevent attacks of heart-related chest pain (angina) in patients with coronary artery disease. In this disease the blood vessels (coronary arteries) which supply blood to the heart become narrowed because of which the heart has to work harder to get enough oxygen. Monit GTN 2.6 Tablet CR prevents angina by relaxing the blood vessels so that the heart does not have to work very hard. Also, relaxation of coronary arteries increases the oxygen supply to the heart.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size  – 30

Pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.