Mountain States Cardiology
Available Medications


 

What kind of medications are available?

  • Anti-Arrhuythmics - irregular heartbeat
  • Anticoagulants - clots
  • Antihypertensives - high blood pressure, heart failure
  • Aspirin - clots
  • Beta blockers- high blood pressure, angina and arrythmias
  • Calcium channel blockers- high blood pressure, angina and arrythmias
  • Lipid-reducing medications - high cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Vasodilators - high blood pressure, heart failure
ACE Inhibitor
(Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor)
  • ACE inhibitors dilate blood vessels and are used to treat hypertension and heart failure
  • Your doctor may order lab tests to check your blood before starting this medicine and while you are taking ACE inhibitors
  • You may be instructed to check your urine for protein using a dipstick while you are taking an ACE inhibitor.
  • Take pills one hour after meals.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine.
  • Check with your physician before taking over-the-counter products for colds, cough or allergies.
  • Avoid sunlight or use sunscreen.
  • Check your blood pressure regularly.
  • Report mouth sores, rashes, vomiting, diarrhea or other symptoms to your doctor.

Nytroglycerin

Nytroglycerin (nitro) works to dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow.  Nitro is used to treat angina (chest pain). It comes in many forms. The most common are small tablets and paste.

     

Special Points 

  • To lessen dizziness, stand up slowly.
  • Sit or lie down at the first signs of dizziness.
  • Go up and down stairs slowly.
  • If you have constipation, you may need a stool softener.
  • Check labels. Avoid alcohol if indicated.
  • Keep all medications out of the reach of children.

Medications

  • Bring all medication bottles with you for your first follow-up appointment with your physician.
  • Do not restart any medications without checking first with your physician.
  • Tylenol can be taken as needed.