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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

What is 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.… Read more

Medications 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 Rx/OTC N N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Aspir 81, Ecotrin, Easprin, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Arthritis Pain, Aspir-Low, Fasprin, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Aspirtab, Buffasal, Bufferin Low Dose, Ecpirin, Entercote, Genacote, Halfprin, Medi-Seltzer, Norwich Aspirin, 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

 
nitroglycerin Rx 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, Nitrogard, NitroMist, Transderm-Nitro, GoNitro, Nitrek, Nitro-Time, Nitrocot, Nitrol Appli-Kit

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
metoprolol Rx C N X 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

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

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amlodipine Rx C N Add review
6.0

Generic name: amlodipine systemic

Brand name:  Norvasc

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
atenolol Rx D N X 1 review
7.0

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

 
isosorbide dinitrate Rx C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate systemic

Brand names:  Isordil, Dilatrate-SR, Isochron, IsoDitrate, Isordil Titradose

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
carvedilol Rx C N X 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: carvedilol systemic

Brand names:  Coreg, Coreg CR

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ranolazine Rx C N 43 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ranolazine systemic

Brand name:  Ranexa

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amlodipine / atorvastatin Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic

Brand name:  Caduet

Drug class: antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
enoxaparin Rx B N 1 review
10

Generic name: enoxaparin systemic

Brand name:  Lovenox

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
isosorbide mononitrate Rx C N 5 reviews
5.0

Generic name: isosorbide mononitrate systemic

Brand names:  Imdur, Ismo, Monoket

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
verapamil Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Brand names:  Calan, Verelan, Calan SR, Covera-HS, Isoptin SR, Verelan PM

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
propranolol Rx C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: propranolol systemic

Brand names:  Inderal, Inderal LA

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

 
nadolol Rx C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: nadolol systemic

Brand name:  Corgard

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
heparin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: heparin systemic

Brand name:  Heparin Sodium

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
bivalirudin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: bivalirudin systemic

Brand name:  Angiomax

Drug class: thrombin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dalteparin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: dalteparin systemic

Brand name:  Fragmin

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
eptifibatide Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: eptifibatide systemic

Brand name:  Integrilin

Drug class: glycoprotein platelet inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
timolol Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: timolol systemic

Brand name:  Blocadren

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amyl nitrite Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: amyl nitrite systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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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 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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