By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Abitrate Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.


What is abitrate used for?

Abitrate is commonly used for widens blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and for the heart to pump.

Abitrate is used to prevent angina attacks (chest pain). It doesn’t treat an angina attack that has already begun.

Abitrate may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How should I take abitrate?

This drugs come as a tablet. Drink with a full glass of water. Do not chew or crush. Should be taken on an empty stomach.

Take abitrate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The dosage may be changed to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

How do I store abitrate?

Abitrate is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store abitrate in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of abitrate that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush abitrate down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using abitrate?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of abitrate.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using abitrate during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking abitrate. Abitrate is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from abitrate?

Abitrate may cause following side effects, such as:

  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitation
  • Syncope
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Restlessness
  • Weakness
  • Vertigo
  • Dry mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Edema
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Flatulence

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with abitrate?

Abitrate may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, including:

  • Taking abitrate with vasodilators medication may increase the hypotensive effects.
  • Taking abitrate with calcium channel blockers may lead to marked orthostatic hypotension.

Does food or alcohol interact with abitrate?

Abitrate may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with abitrate?

Abitrate may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions are:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.

What is the dose of abitrate for an adult?

Management of angina – Heart failure

  • Adult: the recommended dose is 20 mg 2-3 times daily. Dose may range from 20-120 mg daily.
  • Elderly: start at lower doses.

What is the dose of abitrate for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is abitrate available?

Abitrate is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Abitrate tablet 20 mg
  • Abitrate tablet 30 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of abitrate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: May 25, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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