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Medications for Heart Failure (Congestive Heart Failure)

Drugs associated with Heart Failure

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

What is Heart Failure: The purpose of the heart is to pump blood, which contains oxygen and nutrients, to the rest of the body. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is simply the failure of the heart to perform this main function adequately. Of course, a lack of blood pumped to… Read more

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
furosemide Rx C N X 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Brand name:  Lasix

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
carvedilol Rx C N X 25 reviews
9.0

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

 
digoxin Rx C N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: digoxin systemic

Brand names:  Lanoxin, Digitek, Digox, Lanoxicaps

Drug class: inotropic agents, group V antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
lisinopril Rx D N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

Brand names:  Zestril, Prinivil, Qbrelis

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
spironolactone Rx C N X 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Brand name:  Aldactone

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
metoprolol Rx C N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Brand names:  Metoprolol Succinate ER, Toprol-XL

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
isosorbide mononitrate Rx C N 2 reviews
8.0

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

 
warfarin Rx D N X 1 review
6.0

Generic name: warfarin systemic

Brand names:  Coumadin, Jantoven

Drug class: coumarins and indandiones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amlodipine Rx C N 1 review
7.0

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

 
hydralazine Rx C N 1 review Add

Generic name: hydralazine systemic

Brand name:  Apresoline

Drug class: vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ramipril Rx D N 2 reviews
7.0

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

 
nitroglycerin Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

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

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
bisoprolol Rx C N X 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: bisoprolol systemic

Brand name:  Zebeta

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
enalapril Rx D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: enalapril systemic

Brand name:  Vasotec

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
diltiazem Rx C N Add review
8.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Brand names:  Cardizem, Cartia XT, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Dilacor XR, Dilt-XR, Diltia XT, Diltzac, Matzim LA, Tiazac

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

 
torsemide Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: torsemide systemic

Brand name:  Demadex

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
allopurinol Off Label Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: allopurinol systemic

Drug class: antigout agents, antihyperuricemic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
benazepril Rx D N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: benazepril systemic

Brand name:  Lotensin

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
isosorbide dinitrate Off Label Rx C N Add review
8.0

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

Off Label: Yes

 
quinapril Rx D N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: quinapril systemic

Brand name:  Accupril

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
valsartan Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: valsartan systemic

Brand name:  Diovan

Drug class: angiotensin receptor blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
eplerenone Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: eplerenone systemic

Brand name:  Inspra

Drug class: aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
nifedipine Rx C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: nifedipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
candesartan Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: candesartan systemic

Brand name:  Atacand

Drug class: angiotensin receptor blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
captopril Rx D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: captopril systemic

Brand name:  Capoten

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): CHF

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