Also Known As: Isosorbide mononitrate, Imdur, Monosorb, Chemydur, Ismo, Monoket
Isosorbide mononitrate is a drug used principally in the treatment of angina pectoris and acts by dilating the blood vessels so as to reduce the blood pressure. It is sold by AstraZeneca under the trade name Imdur, and marketed in the UK under the trade names: Monosorb, Chemydur. In India this drug is available under the brand names of Ismo,Isonorm Monotrate, Solotrate, and Monit.
Isosorbide mononitrate is a nitrate-class drug used for the prophylactic treatment of angina pectoris; that is, it is taken in order to prevent or at least reduce the occurrence of angina. Research on isosorbide mononitrate as a cervical ripener to reduce time at hospital to birth is supportive.