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Medications for Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

What is 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.

Medications 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 Rx/OTC N N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

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

 
clopidogrel Rx B N 27 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clopidogrel systemic

Brand name:  Plavix

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
metoprolol Rx C N X 9 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Brand names:  Metoprolol Succinate ER, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
lisinopril Rx 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, side effects

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

 
nitroglycerin Rx C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

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

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ramipril Rx D N 1 review
9.0

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

 
warfarin Rx D N X 3 reviews
5.0

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

 
atenolol Rx D N X Add review
9.0

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

 
enoxaparin Rx B N Add review Add

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

 
propranolol Rx C N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: propranolol systemic

Brand name:  Inderal

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

 
alteplase Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: alteplase systemic

Brand name:  Activase

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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

 
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

 
perindopril Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: perindopril systemic

Brand name:  Aceon

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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

 
magnesium chloride Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: magnesium chloride systemic

Brand names:  Chloromag, Mag-SR

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, 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

 
trandolapril Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: trandolapril systemic

Brand name:  Mavik

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

 
fondaparinux Off Label Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: fondaparinux systemic

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
moexipril Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: moexipril systemic

Brand name:  Univasc

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
reteplase Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: reteplase systemic

Brand names:  Retavase, Retavase Half-Kit

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
tenecteplase Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: tenecteplase systemic

Brand name:  TNKase

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
urokinase Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: urokinase systemic

Brand names:  Abbokinase, Kinlytic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 

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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 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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