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Antianginal agents

Other names: antianginal drugs

What are Antianginal agents?

Antianginal agents is a term used to describe a wide variety of medicines that are used in the management of angina. Angina is a heart condition characterized by a narrowing of the coronary arteries (the arteries of the heart). Chest pain is its main symptom.

Examples of antianginal agents include:

  • Nitrates (eg, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin). These relax smooth muscle within the blood vessels, widening them and making it easier for blood and oxygen to reach the heart
  • Calcium antagonists (eg, diltiazem, nifedipine, nimodipine, verapamil). These inhibit calcium transfer into cells thereby inhibiting contraction of vascular smooth muscle
  • Beta blockers (eg, atenolol, pindolol, propranolol, metoprolol). These slow the heart, reducing how hard it has to work
  • Ranolazine. The exact way it exerts its antianginal effect is not known but may be through inhibition of ion channels during cardiac repolarization.

List of Antianginal agents:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Ranexa (Pro)
Generic name: ranolazine
7.5
65 reviews
Rectiv (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
6.6
23 reviews
Imdur (Pro)
Generic name: isosorbide mononitrate
6.5
18 reviews
Nitro-Bid (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
9.0
5 reviews
Nitrostat (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
9.2
4 reviews
Nitrolingual Pumpspray (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
8.6
4 reviews
Nitro-Dur (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
6.7
1 review
Transderm-Nitro (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
6.0
No reviews
Nitro TD Patch-A
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
NitroQuick
Generic name: nitroglycerin
10
No reviews
NitroMist (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
Nitrol Appli-Kit
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
Nitrocot
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
Nitro-Time (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
Nitrek
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
Monoket (Pro)
Generic name: isosorbide mononitrate
No reviews
Minitran (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
Isordil Titradose (Pro)
Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate
No reviews
Isordil (Pro)
Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate
9.0
No reviews
IsoDitrate (Pro)
Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate
No reviews
Isochron
Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate
No reviews
Ismo (Pro)
Generic name: isosorbide mononitrate
8.0
No reviews
GoNitro (Pro)
Generic name: nitroglycerin
No reviews
Dilatrate-SR (Pro)
Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate
No reviews
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