My cardiologist recently prescribed this to me. I had a triple by-pass four years ago and I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol but take other medications to control these. I have never had heart or chest pain (no angina). Reading about this medication, it appears to mainly be used to control angina. I have been having bad headaches using this medication and was wondering what other benefit it may have for me since I don't suffer from angina? I think my doctor prescribed this as a general aid to my heart health but not sure. I am thinking of going back to my cardiologist for clarification. Is it prescribed for other reasons besides angina?
I agree with you going back to your cardiologist for clarification. Only thing I can think of is it being an add on to help lower your blood pressure, or to prevent getting angina since you don't have angina, just a preventive solution, but I would most definitely consult with your cardiologist.
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