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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

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.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
aspirin 9.7 3 reviews for aspirin to treat Angina
Rx/OTC N N X
Generic name:
aspirin systemic
Brand names:
Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, Easprin, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Arthritis Pain, Aspir-Low, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Aspirtab, Bayer Aspirin Extra Strength Plus, Ecpirin, Entercote, Genacote, Halfprin, Norwich Aspirin, Vazalore
Drug class:
salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
nitroglycerin 8.6 8 reviews for nitroglycerin to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
nitroglycerin systemic
Brand names:
Nitrostat, Nitrolingual Pumpspray, Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitro TD Patch-A, GoNitro, Minitran, Nitro-Time, NitroMist
Drug class:
antianginal agents, vasodilators
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Ranexa 7.1 68 reviews for Ranexa to treat Angina
Rx C N
Generic name:
ranolazine systemic
Drug class:
antianginal agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
metoprolol 7.7 17 reviews for metoprolol to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
metoprolol systemic
Brand names:
Lopressor, Toprol-XL, Kapspargo Sprinkle
Drug class:
cardioselective beta blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
isosorbide mononitrate 4.2 54 reviews for isosorbide mononitrate to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
isosorbide mononitrate systemic
Drug class:
antianginal agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
amlodipine 9.4 6 reviews for amlodipine to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
amlodipine systemic
Brand names:
Norvasc, Katerzia, Norliqva
Drug class:
calcium channel blocking agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Nitrostat 8.0 2 reviews for Nitrostat to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
nitroglycerin systemic
Drug class:
antianginal agents, vasodilators
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
ranolazine 7.2 86 reviews for ranolazine to treat Angina
Rx C N
Generic name:
ranolazine systemic
Brand names:
Ranexa, Aspruzyo Sprinkle
Drug class:
antianginal agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
enoxaparin 8.5 2 reviews for enoxaparin to treat Angina
Rx B N
Generic name:
enoxaparin systemic
Brand name:
Lovenox
Drug class:
heparins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
isosorbide dinitrate 3.8 4 reviews for isosorbide dinitrate to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
isosorbide dinitrate systemic
Brand names:
Dilatrate-SR, Isochron, IsoDitrate, Isordil Titradose
Drug class:
antianginal agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
atenolol 9.5 2 reviews for atenolol to treat Angina
Rx D N X
Generic name:
atenolol systemic
Brand name:
Tenormin
Drug class:
cardioselective beta blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
carvedilol 5.5 3 reviews for carvedilol to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
carvedilol systemic
Brand names:
Coreg, Coreg CR
Drug class:
non-cardioselective beta blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Norvasc Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
amlodipine systemic
Drug class:
calcium channel blocking agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Lopressor 10 3 reviews for Lopressor to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
metoprolol systemic
Drug class:
cardioselective beta blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Bayer Aspirin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X
Generic name:
aspirin systemic
Drug class:
salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Toprol-XL 9.0 1 review for Toprol-XL to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
metoprolol systemic
Drug class:
cardioselective beta blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Coreg Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
carvedilol systemic
Drug class:
non-cardioselective beta blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
propranolol Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
propranolol systemic
Brand name:
Inderal LA
Drug class:
non-cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
amlodipine / atorvastatin Rate Add review
Rx X N X
Generic name:
amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic
Brand name:
Caduet
Drug class:
antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ecotrin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X
Generic name:
aspirin systemic
Drug class:
salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Easprin Rate Add review
Rx N N X
Generic name:
aspirin systemic
Drug class:
salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Nitrolingual Pumpspray 9.0 3 reviews for Nitrolingual Pumpspray to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
nitroglycerin systemic
Drug class:
antianginal agents, vasodilators
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
verapamil 0.0 1 review for verapamil to treat Angina
Rx C N X
Generic name:
verapamil systemic
Drug class:
calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Caduet Rate Add review
Rx X N X
Generic name:
amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic
Drug class:
antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Bayer Aspirin Regimen Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X
Generic name:
aspirin systemic
Drug class:
salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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