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Medications for Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

About Heart Attack:  A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when an area of heart muscle dies or is permanently damaged because of an inadequate supply of oxygen to that area.

Drugs Used to Treat Heart Attack

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 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Aspir 81, Ecotrin, Easprin, Arthritis Pain, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Aspir-Low, 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

Plavix B N 26 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clopidogrel systemic

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

clopidogrel B N 31 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clopidogrel systemic

Brand name:  Plavix

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

metoprolol C N X 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Brand names:  Metoprolol Succinate ER, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate

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 1 review
7.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Activase C N Add review Rate

Generic name: alteplase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Altace D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ramipril systemic

Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

lisinopril D N 5 reviews
5.0

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

Brand names:  Zestril, Prinivil, Qbrelis

Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

nitroglycerin C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Brand names:  Nitrostat, Nitro-Dur, Nitro-Bid, Nitrolingual Pumpspray, Minitran, Nitrek, Nitro-Time, NitroMist, Nitro TD Patch-A …show all

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Coumadin D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: warfarin systemic

Drug class: coumarins and indandiones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Metoprolol Succinate ER C N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Lopressor C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Metoprolol Tartrate C N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Nitrostat C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ramipril D N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ramipril systemic

Brand name:  Altace

Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

warfarin D N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: warfarin systemic

Brand names:  Coumadin, Jantoven

Drug class: coumarins and indandiones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Ecotrin N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

atenolol D N X Add review
9.0

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

Inderal C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: propranolol systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Heparin Sodium C N Add review Rate

Generic name: heparin systemic

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Zestril D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tenormin D N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: atenolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Easprin N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Lovenox B N Add review Rate

Generic name: enoxaparin systemic

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, 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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