Heart Failure (Congestive Heart Failure) Medications

Definition of Heart Failure:

The purpose of the heart is to pump blood, which contains oxygen and nutrients, to the rest of the body. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is simply the failure of the heart to perform this main function adequately. Of course, a lack of blood pumped to the body is only considered CHF if the heart actually receives a sufficient volume of blood from the incoming vessels in the first place (i.e., normal filling pressures). When there is not enough blood for the heart to pump out, the problem is not CHF.

Congestive Heart Failure occurs when the flow of blood from the heart (cardiac output) decreases, or fluid backs-up behind the failing ventricle, or both.

Drugs (by generic name) associated with Heart Failure

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Heart Failure. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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carvedilol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: non-cardioselective beta blockers
21 reviews
   
9.5
ramipril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
1 review
   
9.5
benazepril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
9.0
furosemide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: loop diuretics
5 reviews
   
8.9
isosorbide mononitrate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antianginal agents
2 reviews
   
8.5
nitroglycerin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antianginal agents, vasodilators
1 review
   
8.5
captopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
8.3
enalapril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
8.0
isosorbide dinitrate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antianginal agents
0 reviews
   
8.0
diltiazem systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics
0 reviews
   
8.0
metoprolol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: cardioselective beta blockers
3 reviews
   
7.8
amlodipine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents
1 review
   
7.0
bisoprolol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: cardioselective beta blockers
1 review
   
7.0
digoxin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: group V antiarrhythmics, inotropic agents
2 reviews
   
6.8
lisinopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
3 reviews
   
6.6
warfarin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: coumarins and indandiones
1 review
   
6.2
hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides
0 reviews
   
6.0
quinapril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
1 review
   
5.3
spironolactone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: aldosterone receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics
2 reviews
   
4.7
trandolapril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
1 review
   
2.0
nifedipine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents
0 reviews
   
1.0
perindopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
1.0
valsartan systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin receptor blockers
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nicardipine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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triamcinolone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
0 reviewsNot rated
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torsemide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: loop diuretics
0 reviewsNot rated
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nitroprusside systemic (Pro, More...)
class: agents for hypertensive emergencies, vasodilators
0 reviewsNot rated
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prazosin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting
0 reviewsNot rated
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nesiritide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: vasodilators
0 reviewsNot rated
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inamrinone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: inotropic agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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dobutamine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: cardiac stressing agents, catecholamines, inotropic agents, vasopressors
0 reviewsNot rated
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enalapril / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides
0 reviewsNot rated
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captopril / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides
0 reviewsNot rated
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candesartan systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin receptor blockers
0 reviewsNot rated
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amiloride systemic (Pro, More...)
class: potassium-sparing diuretics
0 reviewsNot rated
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amiloride / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides
0 reviewsNot rated
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eplerenone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: aldosterone receptor antagonists
0 reviewsNot rated
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hydralazine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: vasodilators
0 reviewsNot rated
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ivabradine systemic (More...)
class:
0 reviewsNot rated
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milrinone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: inotropic agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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allopurinol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antigout agents, antihyperuricemic agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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hydrochlorothiazide / lisinopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides
0 reviewsNot rated
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hydralazine / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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moexipril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
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