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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
17 reviews
   
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9.5
ramipril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
1 review
   
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9.5
benazepril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
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9.0
furosemide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: loop diuretics
5 reviews
   
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8.9
nitroglycerin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antianginal agents, vasodilators
1 review
   
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8.5
isosorbide mononitrate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antianginal agents
1 review
   
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8.3
captopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
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8.3
isosorbide dinitrate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antianginal agents
0 reviews
   
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8.0
enalapril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
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8.0
diltiazem systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics
0 reviews
   
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8.0
metoprolol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: cardioselective beta blockers
3 reviews
   
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7.8
amlodipine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents
1 review
   
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7.0
bisoprolol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: cardioselective beta blockers
1 review
   
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7.0
digoxin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: group V antiarrhythmics, inotropic agents
2 reviews
   
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6.8
lisinopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
3 reviews
   
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6.6
warfarin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: coumarins and indandiones
1 review
   
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6.2
hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antihypertensive combinations
0 reviews
   
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6.0
quinapril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
1 review
   
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5.3
spironolactone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: aldosterone receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics
2 reviews
   
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4.7
trandolapril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
1 review
   
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2.0
perindopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
0 reviews
   
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1.0
nifedipine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents
0 reviews
   
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1.0
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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candesartan systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin II inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
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amiloride / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antihypertensive combinations
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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valsartan systemic (Pro, More...)
class: angiotensin II inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
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amiloride systemic (Pro, More...)
class: potassium-sparing diuretics
0 reviewsNot rated
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nicardipine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: calcium channel blocking agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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allopurinol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antigout agents, antihyperuricemic agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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inamrinone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: inotropic agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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hydrochlorothiazide / lisinopril systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antihypertensive combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antihypertensive combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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hydralazine / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antihypertensive combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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eplerenone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: aldosterone receptor antagonists
0 reviewsNot rated
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enalapril / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: 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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nesiritide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: vasodilators
0 reviewsNot rated
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milrinone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: inotropic agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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captopril / hydrochlorothiazide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antihypertensive combinations
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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hydralazine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: vasodilators
0 reviewsNot rated
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