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GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Abbott India Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's belongs to the class of anti-anginal medication, primarily used to prevent angina attacks (chest pain) and treatment of angina. Angina occurs when the heart does not get a sufficient amount of oxygen.

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's contains Nitroglycerin, a natural vasodilator that works by expanding blood vessels (veins and arteries). This boosts the blood supply to your heart, allowing more oxygen to reach your heart muscles and reducing chest pain. As a result, it reduces heart workload and prevents attacks of angina.

Sometimes, you may experience dry mouth, headache, blurred vision, insomnia, tingling, and prickling sensations. Most of these side effects of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Do not take GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's if you are allergic to nitrates or any of its ingredients or are taking medication for hypertension, glaucoma, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, or anaemia. Check with your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines. Do not stop GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's abruptly, as it may lead to severe side effects. Avoid alcohol consumption as it might lead to very low blood pressure.

Uses of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's

Treatment of Angina pectoris

Medicinal Benefits

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's contains Nitroglycerin, a natural vasodilator that works by expanding blood vessels (veins and arteries). This boosts the blood supply to your heart, allowing more oxygen to reach your heart muscles. As a result, it reduces heart workload and prevents angina attacks. 

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Sublingual tablet: Place the sublingual tablet under the tongue and let it dissolve. Do not crush, chew or swallow as a whole.Sublingual Spray: Spray it once or twice below your tongue. Do not take more than the doses suggested by the doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's

  • Headache
  • Vertigo (a major symptom of balance disorder)
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Heart palpitations (unusual awareness of the heartbeat)
  • Low blood pressure upon rising from a seated position
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Paleness
  • Fainting
  • Flushing (warm or red condition of your skin)
  • Other skin reactions

Drug Warnings

Do not take the GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's if you are allergic to nitrates or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor about all other OTC medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. If you have a kidney, drink or have ever consumed large amounts of alcohol, have anaemia, or have a heart attack. GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's should be taken cautiously and only if a doctor prescribes you. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before starting GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's as a dose adjustment may be required if the benefits outweigh the harm. GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's may cause dizziness, light-headedness, and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position, especially when you start taking GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's so please get up gradually.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform the doctor if you are taking medicines that are used to treat heart failure or an irregular heartbeat, anticoagulant medications (warfarin), anti-depressant medications (bupropion), migraine medicines (ergotamine), erectile dysfunction medication (alprostadil, avanafil, sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil), blood thinners (aspirin), NSAIDs (naproxen, ibuprofen),  and tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, desipramine, doxepin).

Drug-Food Interactions:  GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's interacts with non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Also, alcohol consumption and drinks containing caffeine should not be taken along with GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had or had a myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, anaemia, hemodialysis (a procedure where a dialysis machine and a special filter called an artificial kidney), hypotension, intracranial pressure, pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and glaucoma.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

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

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet.
  • Consume low salt and a low-fat diet.
  • Exercise regularly. It helps in maintaining proper weight and lowers cholesterol.
  • Limit salt and sugar intake.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Choose healthy fats and cut down on trans-fat.
  • Include omega-3 fatty acids, fibre-rich food, fruits and vegetables.
  • Get active by doing physical activities such as swimming, brisk walking or jogging. Take the stairs instead of elevators/lifts.

Special Advise

  • The dose of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's may be required to increase after a certain time as GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's develops tolerance after some time. Your doctor might increase your dose depending upon your condition, and please stick to the dosage schedule.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Angina pectoris: It is a kind of chest pain caused by decreased blood flow to the heart, which means insufficient oxygen supply to the heart muscle. The chest pain is often triggered by emotional stress or physical activity. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. The symptoms of angina include dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, tiredness, anxiety or excessive sweating. The risk factors for angina include smoking, diabetes, overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, not exercising, or a history of heart disease.

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Alcohol

Caution

Concomitant use of nitrates and alcohol may cause hypotension. So intake of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's should be avoided with GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's.

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Pregnancy

Caution

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's is a pregnancy Category B medicine. It is not known whether GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's will affect pregnant women or fetus or not. Hence, the intake of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's should be avoided if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant as it may harm the baby. Your doctor may give you if the benefits of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's overweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Safety of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's is not known in breastfeeding women. So, GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's should not be taken while breastfeeding.

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Driving

Unsafe

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's can affect alertness and coordination. So, operating machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.

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Liver

Caution

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Kidney

Caution

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Children

Caution

Safety of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's is not known in children below the age of 18 years.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

16th Floor, Godrej BKC, Plot – C, “G” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051, India
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FAQs

GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's is used to treat angina pectoris, a kind of chest pain caused by decreased blood flow to the heart.
GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's contains Nitroglycerin, a natural vasodilator that works by expanding blood vessels (veins and arteries). This boosts the blood supply to your heart, allowing more oxygen to reach your heart muscles and reducing chest pain. As a result, it reduces heart workload and prevents attacks of angina.
If you miss a dose of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it’s almost time for the next dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
No, GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. If you take it in more than the recommended dose, it might cause unpleasant side effects. If you think your symptoms are not improving, please consult your doctor.
No, you should not take GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's with your erectile dysfunction medication as it might trigger the blood pressure-lowering effect of GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's.
Do not stop taking GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's, you may experience confusion, fever, mental state changes, or severe muscle stiffness. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually depending upon your disease condition.
Yes, GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's can cause a headache. Please increase fluid intake as it is known to cause headaches when taking GTN Sorbitrate CR 2.6 Tablet 30's. If the problem persists, consult your doctor and do as advised.

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