Cardiovascular disease

Chest pain

(Angina)

About Chest pain

Having a pain in your chest can be scary. It does not always mean that you are having a heart attack. There can be many other causes, including

  • Other heart problems, such as angina
  • Panic attacks
  • Digestive problems, such as heartburn or esophagus disorders
  • Sore muscles
  • Lung diseases, such as pneumonia, pleurisy, or pulmonary embolism
  • Costochondritis - an inflammation of joints in your chest

Some of these problems can be serious. Get immediate medical care if you have chest pain that does not go away, crushing pain or pressure in the chest, or chest pain along with nausea, sweating, dizziness or shortness of breath. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain.

Top Medications for Chest pain according to our users

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All Medications for Chest pain

  • Pain reliever > Salicylate

  • Anticoagulant > Anti-platelet

  • Antihypertensive > Beta blocker

    • Atenolol
      Prescription only

      Tenormin (Atenolol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack with fewer side effects than other beta blockers. You have to take it on an empty stomach, and you can't miss doses.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
    • Propranolol
      Prescription only

      Inderal (Propranolol) is good for treating many heart problems and other problems in the body, but it has more side effects than other beta blockers. You can't miss doses.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Liquid
    • Lopressor
      (Metoprolol tartrate)
      Prescription only

      Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You have to take it with food, and you can't miss doses.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
    • Toprol XL
      (Metoprolol succinate)
      Prescription only

      Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You can't miss doses.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
    • Bisoprolol
      Prescription only

      Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is usually given to people who have taken other blood pressure meds unsuccessfully or have recently had significant heart problems.

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      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
    • Coreg
      (Carvedilol)
      Prescription only

      Coreg (Carvedilol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You have to take it with food, and you can't miss doses.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
  • Antihypertensive > Calcium channel blocker

    • Calan
      (Verapamil)
      Prescription only

      Verapamil works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Delayed release capsule
    • Diltiazem
      Prescription only

      Diltiazem works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Extended release capsule
    • Nifedipine
      Prescription only

      Nifedipine works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding grapefruit. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
    • Norvasc
      (Amlodipine)
      Prescription only

      Norvasc (Amlodipine) works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill

Medication side effects for Chest pain

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for dizziness.

  • Norvasc: 3%
  • Calan: 10%
0 of 100

At this end, no one is expected to have dizziness

100 of 100

At this end, almost everyone is expected to have dizziness

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