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Medications for Angina

Other names: Accelerating Angina; Angina Pectoris; Angina, chronic; Angina, stable; Angina, unstable; Heart pains; New-Onset Angina; Progressive Angina; Stable Angina; Unstable Angina

About Angina:  Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Angina is a symptom of a condition called myocardial ischemia. It occurs when the heart muscle (myocardium) doesn't get as much blood (hence as much oxygen) as it needs. This usually happens because one or more of the heart's arteries (blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle) is narrowed or blocked. Insufficient blood supply is called ischemia.

Typical angina is uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest. The discomfort also may be felt in the neck, jaw, shoulder, back or arm. Many types of chest discomfort aren't related to angina. Acid reflux (heartburn) and lung infection or inflammation are examples.

Drugs Used to Treat Angina

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
aspirin N N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Aspir 81, Ecotrin, Easprin, Aspir-Low, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Arthritis Pain, Fasprin, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Aspirtab, Ecpirin, Entercote, Genacote, Halfprin, Norwich Aspirin, St. Joseph Aspirin …show all

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Ranexa C N 44 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ranolazine systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

nitroglycerin C N X 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

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

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Nitrostat C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

metoprolol C N X 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Brand names:  Metoprolol Succinate ER, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate, Toprol-XL …show all

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

amlodipine C N Add review
6.0

Generic name: amlodipine systemic

Brand name:  Norvasc

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

isosorbide dinitrate C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate systemic

Brand names:  Isordil, Dilatrate-SR, Isochron, IsoDitrate, Isordil Titradose …show all

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

ranolazine C N 51 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ranolazine systemic

Brand name:  Ranexa

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Metoprolol Succinate ER C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

atenolol D N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: atenolol systemic

Brand name:  Tenormin

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Bayer Aspirin N N X Add review
4.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

enoxaparin B N 1 review
10

Generic name: enoxaparin systemic

Brand name:  Lovenox

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

carvedilol C N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: carvedilol systemic

Brand names:  Coreg, Coreg CR

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

isosorbide mononitrate C N 15 reviews
4.0

Generic name: isosorbide mononitrate systemic

Brand name:  Monoket

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Lopressor C N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Metoprolol Tartrate C N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Norvasc C N Add review
7.0

Generic name: amlodipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Coreg C N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: carvedilol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Calan C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aspir 81 N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Toprol-XL C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Caduet X N Add review Rate

Generic name: amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic

Drug class: antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Isordil C N Add review Rate

Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

amlodipine / atorvastatin X N Add review Rate

Generic name: amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic

Brand name:  Caduet

Drug class: antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Inderal C N X Add review
6.0

Generic name: propranolol systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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