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Medications for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

About Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is a class of diseases that involve the heart and or its blood vessels. Causes are many with the most common being athersclerosis and hypertension. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death world wide. While it mainly affects older adults early prevention by making lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and medication have have shown to reduce the risk of complications.

Drugs used to treat Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
simvastatin 4.0 4 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: simvastatin systemic

Brand names:  Zocor, FloLipid

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Jardiance 1.0 4 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: empagliflozin systemic

Drug class: SGLT-2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Repatha 4.5 47 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: evolocumab systemic

Drug class: PCSK9 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Victoza Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: liraglutide systemic

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Vascepa 5.3 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: icosapent systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Invokana Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: canagliflozin systemic

Drug class: SGLT-2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Praluent 5.9 14 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: alirocumab systemic

Drug class: PCSK9 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ozempic 6.5 19 reviews
Rx N X

Generic name: semaglutide systemic

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Brilinta Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ticagrelor systemic

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Zocor Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: simvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ticagrelor Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ticagrelor systemic

Brand name:  Brilinta

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Trulicity 5.0 4 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: dulaglutide systemic

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ramipril 6.5 5 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: ramipril systemic

Brand name:  Altace

Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Micardis Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: telmisartan systemic

Drug class: angiotensin receptor blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

telmisartan 10 1 review
Rx D N X

Generic name: telmisartan systemic

Brand name:  Micardis

Drug class: angiotensin receptor blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

empagliflozin 1.0 4 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: empagliflozin systemic

Brand name:  Jardiance

Drug class: SGLT-2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

liraglutide Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: liraglutide systemic

Brand name:  Victoza

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

FloLipid Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: simvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

alirocumab 5.9 14 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: alirocumab systemic

Brand name:  Praluent

Drug class: PCSK9 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

Altace Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: ramipril systemic

Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Xarelto 7.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: rivaroxaban systemic

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

canagliflozin / metformin Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: canagliflozin / metformin systemic

Brand names:  Invokamet, Invokamet XR

Drug class: antidiabetic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

evolocumab 4.5 48 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: evolocumab systemic

Brand name:  Repatha

Drug class: PCSK9 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

rivaroxaban 4.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: rivaroxaban systemic

Brand name:  Xarelto

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

semaglutide 7.1 24 reviews
Rx N X

Generic name: semaglutide systemic

Brand name:  Ozempic

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

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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.
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
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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