i have had 2 stents fitted in my heart.
Adalat CC (nifedipine) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). The tablets are extended release, which means they slowly release the medication evenly over time.
Perindopril (Aceon) is a prescription medication that has been licensed for controlling high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. However, the medication is not a cure for high blood pressure.
Adalat CC is part of a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It helps to slow down the rate at which calcium moves into your heart and into the walls of the blood vessels. This, in turn, helps to relax the blood vessels, which allows better blood flow and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
There are two basic types of calcium channel blockers, dihydropyridine and non-dihydropyridine. The most important difference between the two types is that non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers can slow down the heart rate, while dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers do not. Adalat CC is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, which means that it does not usually decrease the heart rate.
Perindopril is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short.
perindopril is part of a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme. Perindopril helps to block this enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes the blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, the medication causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure.
Hope the info is of help? If not comfortable with the switch of your meds? Please try & seek more info via a second opinion, take care & be well!
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