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Coronary Heart Disease Medications

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What are the different types of coronary heart disease medicines?

Many different types of medications are used to treat coronary heart disease, also called coronary artery disease, depending on the patient's needs. You may be prescribed antiplatelet drugs such as Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate), Ticlid (ticlopidine), Effient (prasugrel), Reopro (abciximab), Integrilin (eptifibatide), and aspirin; anticoagulants including Coumadin (warfarin) and heparin; angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as Zestril (lisinopril); vasodilators such as Nitrostat and Nitropress (nitroglycerin), Ismo (isosorbide mononitrate), and Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate); calcium channel blockers (CCBs) such as Procardia (nifedipine); anti-arrhythmics including Cordarone (amiodarone), Tambocor (flecainide acetate), and Rythmol (propafenone hydrochloride); catecholamines such as dopamine and dobutamine; and anti-anginal medications such as Ranexa (ranolazine).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/25/2016

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