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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
ZORprin Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zestril Rx 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Univasc Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: moexipril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Transderm-Nitro Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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

 
TNKase Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: tenecteplase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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

 
Tenormin Rx 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

 
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

 
St. Joseph Aspirin Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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

 
Retavase Half-Kit Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: reteplase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Retavase Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: reteplase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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

 
Qbrelis Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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

 
Prinivil Rx 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

 
Plavix Rx B N 24 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

 
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

 
Norwich Aspirin Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Nitro TD Patch-A Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Nitrostat Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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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