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Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Glyceryl Trinitrate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet is a kind of nitrate that is mainly prescribed for chest pains such as angina. Also known as Nitroglycerin, it came into medical use in 1878. It is used to cure heart failure, high blood pressure, relief from chronic anal fissures and control of blood flow during the course of an operation. This is available as a tablet, spray, ointment and as an injection. Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet helps to widen your blood vessels allowing the increasing flow of blood to your heart muscle.

Side effects of using Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet include headaches, dizziness, low blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, lightheadedness, irregular or fast heartbeat, stomach pain, restlessness, anxiety, sweating. Serious allergic reactions are trouble breathing, skin rashes or swelling. In case you develop any of the allergic reactions notify your health care provider.

Certain precautions that you should ensure before taking this medication include informing you doctor of the following conditions:

  • If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.
  • If you are breastfeeding a baby.
  • If you have a case of low blood pressure.
  • If you have low levels of blood or low levels of oxygen.
  • If you have glaucoma.
  • If you are allergic to any medicine.
  • If you have had a recent heart attack.
  • If you have haemorrhoids.
  • If you have migraines or frequent headache problems.
  • If you have a liver or a kidney problem.

The dosage for Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet depends on your gender, height, weight, medical history and overall health. The tablet or the spray is prescribed for short-term issues and has to be taken sublingually. Each tablet is about 500 micrograms of Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet. The ointment should be applied within a gap of three to four hours. In case of extreme illness from taking this medicine inform your physician immediately. Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet should be stored in a cool and dry place, out of the reach of children. It can be stored up to eight weeks after which it is recommended that you get a fresh batch.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

  • Angina Pectoris

    This medicine is used for the prevention and treatment of chest pain caused due to reduced blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Angina may be stable (happens after exertion and is short lasting) or unstable (happens in an unpredicted manner and is more severe and long lasting)
  • Hypertension During Surgeries

    This medicine is used to control increased blood pressure while a major surgical procedure is performed on a patient.
  • Chronic Anal Fissures

    This medicine is also used rectally to relieve pain caused due to anal fissures or tears on the wall of the rectum.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to glyceryl trinitrate or any nitrate-containing medicines.
  • Anemia

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have anemia or low levels of hemoglobin in the blood.
  • Glaucoma

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an eye condition called closed angle glaucoma.
  • Obstructive Heart Disease

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a condition where the blood vessels in the heart have blockage due to swelling or narrowing.
  • Head Trauma/Increased Intracranial Pressure

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a severe head injury or the pressure in the brain is elevated.
  • Medicine for erectile dysfunction

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you are taking medicines for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. One of the most commonly used medicines for this condition is viagra (sildenafil),
  • Heparin

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you are being given Heparin for correcting any blood clotting disorder.
  • Difficulty In Breathing

  • Dizziness

  • Swelling Of The Eyes, Ears And Inside Of Nose

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Headache

  • Coma

  • Seizures

  • Change In Heart Rate

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Flushing

  • Severe Chest Pain

  • Blurred Vision

  • Pale And Clammy Skin

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours upon oral administration. This time duration is subject to variations depending on the route of administration.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of oral administration. However, this time is subject to vary depending on the route of administration. The effect of this medicine can be observed within minutes of intravenous administration and takes about 30-60 when administered topically.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    The use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved with use. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The use of this medicine is not recommended by breastfeeding women unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Contact your doctor immediately if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include headache, confusion, fever, change in the heart beat, nausea, vomiting etc.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

Monit-Gtn 2.6 MG Tablet gets converted to nitric oxide (NO) free radicals in the body which relax the blood vessels and reduces the load on the heart. This results in an improved blood flow and reduced oxygen demand.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Acute myocardial infarction

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from a heart attack or heart failure. The use should be preceded by suitable clinical examinations to ensure safe and effective use.

    Anemia

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from anemia as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high. Appropriate dose adjustment and safety monitoring must be done in such cases.

    Hypotension

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have low blood pressure. The risk of further lowering of blood pressure and associated adverse effects are significantly high.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Ethanol

    Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Amitriptyline

    Use of this medicine along with amitriptyline may cause some serious side effects and hence should be used with caution. Contact your doctor if you experience a headache, dizziness, fainting or change in heart rate while using these medicines together.

    Amlodipine

    Report the use of amlodipine or any other medicine taken for lowering the blood pressure to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood pressure levels while using these medicines together.

    Prilocaine

    Use of this medicine with prilocaine may cause severe adverse effects. Hence they should not be used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Sildenafil

    Use of this medicine with sildenafil or any other medicine used for erectile dysfunction is not recommended. The risk of rapid fall in blood pressure and associated complications are significantly high when these medicines are taken together.

    Riociguat

    Use of this medicine in combination with riociguat is not recommended as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high while using them together. Report any incidence of a rapid fall in blood pressure, fainting, flushing to the doctor immediately.

    Dihydroergotamine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.

    Heparin

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need an adjusted dose of heparin and clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Any sign and symptom indicative of a blood clot like chest pain, difficulty in breathing, sudden loss of vision, pain and swelling in the extremities should be reported to the doctor immediately.
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