Cardiovascular disease

Heart failure after heart attack

All Medications for Heart failure after heart attack

  • Capoten
    (Captopril)
    Prescription only

    Captopril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function, but you have to take it on an empty stomach.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Altace
    (ramipril)
    Prescription only

    Altace (ramipril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects your kidney function. It's also a good option if you have trouble swallowing pills since you can open the capsules.

    • 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
  • Nitrostat
    (Nitroglycerin)
    Prescription only

    Nitroglycerin is the fastest-working medicine to relieve chest pain, but make sure to sit down before taking it.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Dissolving tablet
    • Pill
    • Extended release
    • Patch
    • Mouth spray
    • Cream, gel, or ointment
    • Rectal gel or ointment

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