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Cardiovascular

There are a number of medicines for heart and vessel, such as pro-solving and prosthetic preparations, Anti-Vitamin K, low molecular heparin, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, diuretics (liquid-driving) and nitroglycerin. Find out which drugs are appropriate for which conditions and read the basic information about them.


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Felodipine (Plendil)

Type of Drug: Calcium channel blocker Prescribed for: High blood pressureGeneral InformationFelodipine is a member of one of the most widely prescribed drug categories in the United States. Its once-daily dosage schedule makes…

Gemfibrozil

Type of Drug: Antihyperlipidemic (blood-fat reducer) Prescribed for: High levels of blood triglyceridesGeneral InformationGemfibrozil consistently reduces blood-triglyceride levels, but is usually prescribed only for people with…

Enalapril

Type of Drug: Angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Prescribed for: Hypertension and congestive heart failure. Enalapril may also be prescribed for diabetic kidney disease, childhood high blood pressure and high blood pressure related…

Captopril

Type of Drug: Antihypertensive; angiotensimconverting-eozyme (ACE) inhibitor. Prescribed for: High blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Low doses may be used to treat mild to moderate high blood pressure. It is also used for the…

Accupril

Type of Drug: Beta-adrenergic-blocking agent. Prescribed for: High blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.General InformationAcebutolol is one of 14 beta-adrenergic-blocking drugs that interfere with the action of a specific…

Acetazolamide

Type of Drug: Carbonic-anhydrase inhibitor. Prescribed for: Glaucoma and prevention or treatment of mountain sickness at high altitudes. This drug has also been used in treating epilepsy, including absence seizures, petit mal and grand mal…

Benazepril Hydrochloride

Type of Drug: Angiotensin-converting-enzy me (ACE) inhibitor. Prescribed for: High blood pressure.General InformationBenazepril Hydrochloride belongs to the class of drugs known as angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.…

Bepridil Hydrochloride

Type of Drug:Calcium channel blocker. Prescribed for: Prevention of angina-type heart pains.General InformationBepridil is one of many calcium channel blockers available in the United States. These drugs work by blocking the…