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Medications for Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Drugs associated with Heart Attack

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Heart Attack: A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when an area of heart muscle dies or is permanently damaged because of an inadequate supply of oxygen to that area.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Arthritis Pain Rx/OTC N N X 1 review
10

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Nitro-Bid Rx C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Altace Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ramipril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
aspirin Rx/OTC N N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, Aspir 81, Arthritis Pain, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Aspir-Low, Fasprin, Medi-Seltzer, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Buffasal, Bufferin Low Dose, Ecpirin, Halfprin, St. Joseph Aspirin, ZORprin

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
atenolol Rx D N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: atenolol systemic

Brand name:  Tenormin

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ramipril Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ramipril systemic

Brand name:  Altace

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tenormin Rx D N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: atenolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
clopidogrel Rx B N 27 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clopidogrel systemic

Brand name:  Plavix

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nitroglycerin Rx C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Brand names:  Nitrostat, Nitro-Dur, NitroQuick, Nitro-Bid, Nitrolingual Pumpspray, Nitro TD Patch-A, Minitran, Nitrek, Nitro-Time, Nitrocot, Nitrogard, Nitrol Appli-Kit, NitroMist, Transderm-Nitro

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Nitrolingual Pumpspray Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Plavix Rx B N 23 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clopidogrel systemic

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Prinivil Rx D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zestril Rx D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bayer Aspirin Rx/OTC N N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Lopressor Rx C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Metoprolol Tartrate Rx C N X 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
warfarin Rx D N X 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: warfarin systemic

Brand names:  Coumadin, Jantoven

Drug class: coumarins and indandiones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
metoprolol Rx C N X 9 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Brand names:  Metoprolol Succinate ER, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
lisinopril Rx D N 4 reviews
5.0

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

Brand names:  Zestril, Prinivil

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Metoprolol Succinate ER Rx C N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
propranolol Rx C N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: propranolol systemic

Brand name:  Inderal

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Abbokinase Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: urokinase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Aceon Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: perindopril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Activase Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: alteplase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
alteplase Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: alteplase systemic

Brand name:  Activase

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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