Category : Blood Pressure | High Cholesterol

Brand Cardizem

Cardizem is used for the treatment and prevention of angina, resulting from coronary artery spasm, as well as from exertion. Cardizem is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure. By slowing electrical conduction in the heart, cardizem has been used in treating abnormally fast heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation.

Active Ingredients: Diltiazem

Cardizem Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Cozaar

Losartan is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other agents. It has less of an effect in black patients, similar to ACE inhibitors, such as captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), and lisinopril (Zestril).

Active Ingredients: Losartan

Cozaar Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Calan

This drug is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction and in controlling the electrical impulses within the heart. By blocking calcium, calan relaxes and widens blood vessels and can normalize heartbeats. Calan is used to treat chest pain (angina), high blood pressure or irregular heartbeats. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about possible problems related to use of short-acting calcium channel blockers.

Active Ingredients: Verapamil

Calan Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lopid

Lopid (also known as a fibrate medication) is used along with a proper diet to help lower fats (triglycerides) and cholesterol in the blood. This drug is usually prescribed after non-drug treatment options have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol (e.g., diet change, increase in exercise, weight loss if overweight). This drug is thought to work by decreasing the amount of fat produced by the liver. Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides lowers the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. This drug also helps to prevent pancreas disease (pancreatitis) in patients with very high blood levels of triglycerides.

Active Ingredients: Gemfibrozil

Lopid Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Aldactone

This medicine is a potassium-sparing diuretic used to treat congestive heart failure or high blood pressure. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Spironolactone

Aldactone Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Ismo

Ismo is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by heart disease.

Active Ingredients: Isosorbide Mononitrate

Ismo Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lotensin

Lotensin can be used alone in treating high blood pressure. Its blood pressure lowering effect can be further enhanced by the addition of a diuretic medication. Lotensin HCT is an example of a medication which combines the effect of benazepril with a thiazide type diuretic (water pill) in treating hypertension. By reducing resistance in the arteries, lotensin can be useful in the treatment of congestive heart failure.

Active Ingredients: Benazepril

Lotensin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Micardis

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This drug works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

Active Ingredients: Telmisartan

Micardis Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Mexitil

This medication is used to treat irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and maintain a normal heart rate.

Active Ingredients: Mexiletine

Mexitil Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Altace

Altace is used for the treatment of heart failure (congestive heart failure or CHF) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Treatment also prevents heart attacks, strokes and deaths due to heart disease. Altace slows the progression of kidney failure in patients with diabetes.

Active Ingredients: Ramipril

Altace Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Betapace

Betapace is used for treating certain types of irregular heartbeat (ventricular arrhythmias). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Sotalol

Betapace Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lopressor

Lopressor is used for treating high blood pressure, alone or with other medicines; long-term treatment of chest pain; and reducing the risk of death because of heart problems in patients who have had a heart attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Metoprolol

Lopressor Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lanoxin

Lanoxin is used for treating heart failure and slowing the heart rate in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation, a type of abnormal heart rhythm. It may also be used for certain conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Digoxin

Lanoxin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Atacand

Atacand treats high blood pressure. It may also be used to treat heart failure in certain patients and for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Candesartan

Atacand Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Vytorin

Vytorin is used for reducing total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides and for increasing HDL cholesterol.

Active Ingredients: Simvastatin

Vytorin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Norvasc

Norvasc is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and to treat angina (chest pain). Norvasc may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Active Ingredients: Amlodipine

Norvasc Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Crestor

Crestor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (also known as a "statin"), used with a proper diet to help lower cholesterol and fat (triglyceride) levels and to raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels in your blood.

Active Ingredients: Rosuvastatin

Crestor Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lipitor

Lipitor is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina (Chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks.

Active Ingredients: Atorvastatin

Lipitor Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Isoptin

Isoptin is used for treating high blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Verapamil

Isoptin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand InnoPran XL

This medication is a beta-blocker, used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This drug works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood vessels. This results in a lowering of heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

Active Ingredients: Propranolol

InnoPran XL Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lozol

Lozol is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It also is used to eliminate fluid when the body accumulates excess fluid, such as with edema and congestive heart failure.

Active Ingredients: Indapamide

Lozol Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Zebeta

Zebeta is used for treating patients with high blood pressure. It may be used alone or together with other medications.

Active Ingredients: Bisoprolol

Zebeta Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Imdur

Imdur is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by heart disease.

Active Ingredients: Isosorbide Mononitrate

Imdur Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Cordarone

Cordarone is used to treat a variety of different types of fast, abnormal heart rhythms (these are known as tachyarrhythmias). It is used for severe rhythm disorders when other treatments are not effective or cannot be used.

Active Ingredients: Amiodarone

Cordarone Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Zestril

Zestril is used for treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. It is used along with other medicines to manage heart failure or improve survival after a heart attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Lisinopril

Zestril Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Zetia

Zetia treats high blood cholesterol along with a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. It is also used to treat high blood sitosterol and campesterol along with diet therapy.

Active Ingredients: Ezetimibe

Zetia Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Pravachol

Pravachol is an enzyme blocker (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), also known as a "statin". It is used in adults and children (8 years of age and older), along with a proper diet, to help lower cholesterol and fats (triglycerides) in the blood. In general, this drug is prescribed after non-drug treatment options have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol (e.g., diet change, increase in exercise, weight loss if overweight). Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides help prevent strokes and heart attacks.

Active Ingredients: Pravastatin

Pravachol Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Aceon

Aceon is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to prevent heart attack in people with coronary artery disease.

Active Ingredients: Perindopril

Aceon Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Plendil

Plendil is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Felodipine is known as a calcium channel blocker. By blocking calcium, this medication relaxes and widens blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.

Active Ingredients: Felodipine

Plendil Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lasix

Furosemide is a powerful diuretic. Furosemide is used to treat excessive fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the body caused by heart failure, cirrhosis, chronic kidney failure, and nephrotic syndrome. It is sometimes used in conjunction with other blood pressure pills to treat high blood pressure.

Active Ingredients: Furosemide

Lasix Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Avapro

Avapro is used for treating high blood pressure. It may be used alone or with other blood pressure medicines. It is also used for treating kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Active Ingredients: Irbesartan

Avapro Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Cardura

Cardura is used for the control of elevated blood pressure (hypertension) and for benign prostatic hyperplasia (noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland).

Active Ingredients: Doxazosin

Cardura Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Trandate

This medication is used to treat severe high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.

Active Ingredients: Labetalol

Trandate Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Adalat

Adalat is is used to lower hypertension (high blood pressure) and to treat angina (chest pain).

Active Ingredients: Nifedipine

Adalat Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Zocor

High blood cholesterol is first treated with exercise, weight loss, and a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats. When these measures fail, cholesterol-lowering medications such as simvastatin can be added. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has published treatment guidelines for use of these medications. These treatment guidelines take into account the level of LDL cholesterol as well as the presence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, low HDL cholesterol level, and family history of early coronary heart disease. The effectiveness of the medication in lowering cholesterol is dose related. Blood cholesterol determinations are performed in regular intervals during treatment so that dosage adjustments can be made.

Active Ingredients: Simvastatin

Zocor Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Inderal

Inderal is for treating high blood pressure; prevention of angina pectoris (chest pain); management of a heart condition called hypertrophic subaortic stenosis; treating and preventing certain abnormal or rapid heart rhythms; improvement of survival after a heart attack in certain patients; treatment of tremor; prevention of migraine headaches; and treating symptoms of adrenal gland tumors.

Active Ingredients: Propranolol

Inderal Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Tenormin

Tenormin is prescribed for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to treat chest pain (angina pectoris) related to coronary artery disease. Tenormin is also useful in slowing and regulating certain types of abnormally rapid heart rates (tachycardias). Other uses for tenormin include the prevention of migraine headaches and the treatment of certain types of tremors (familial or hereditary essential tremors).

Active Ingredients: Atenolol

Tenormin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Capoten

Capoten can be used alone in treating high blood pressure. Its blood pressure lowering effect can be further enhanced by the addition of a diuretic (water pill) medication. Capozide is an example of a medication that combines the effect of capoten with a diuretic (water pill). By reducing resistance in the arteries, capoten can be useful in the treatment of congestive heart failure. In treating heart failure, capoten usually supplements conventional treatment, including a diuretic and digoxin (Lanoxin). After a heart attack, capoten has been found to be effective in improving functioning of the damaged heart. It is also used to treat kidney disease associated with diabetes.

Active Ingredients: Captopril

Capoten Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Tricor

Tricor is used for controlling high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood in combination with diet.

Active Ingredients: Fenofibrate

Tricor Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Zestoretic

Zestoretic is used for lowering high blood pressure.

Active Ingredients: Lisinopril

Zestoretic Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Mevacor

High LDL cholesterol is usually first treated with exercise, weight loss in obese individuals, and a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats. When these measures fail, cholesterol-lowering medications such as mevacor can be added. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has published treatment guidelines for use of these medications. These treatment guidelines take into account the level of LDL cholesterol as well as the presence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, low HDL cholesterol level, and family history of early coronary heart disease. The effectiveness of the medication in lowering cholesterol is dose- related. Blood cholesterol determinations are performed in regular intervals during treatment so that dosage adjustments can be made. A reduction in LDL cholesterol level can be seen two weeks after starting therapy.

Active Ingredients: Lovastatin

Mevacor Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Coreg

This medication is an alpha- and beta-blocker, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used after an acute heart attack to improve survival. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This drug works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood vessels. This results in lowering of heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

Active Ingredients: Carvedilol

Coreg Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Accupril

Accupril is used for lowering high blood pressure and managing heart failure.

Active Ingredients: Quinapril

Accupril Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Plavix

Clopidogrel is used to prevent strokes and heart attacks in persons who are at high risk. In one large study, clopidogrel was more effective than aspirin in reducing heart attacks. The frequency of side effects of clopidogrel was similar to aspirin; however, stomach and intestinal bleeding probably occurs less often with clopidogrel than with aspirin.

Active Ingredients: Clopidogrel

Plavix Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Procardia

This drug is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction. By blocking calcium, nifedipine relaxes and widens the blood vessels. It is used to treat chest pain (angina). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about possible problems related to use of short-acting calcium channel blockers.

Active Ingredients: Nifedipine

Procardia Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Diovan

Diovan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also prescribed after heart attacks since diovan may reduce death in patients who developed congestive heart failure after a heart attack. Diovan may also reduce hospitalizations in patients with congestive heart failure.

Active Ingredients: Valsartan

Diovan Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Rythmol SR

This medication is used to treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) and maintain a normal heart rate.

Active Ingredients: Propafenone

Rythmol SR Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Norpace CR

Norpace CR is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms.

Active Ingredients: Disopyramide

Norpace CR Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Prinivil

Privinil is used for treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. It is used along with other medicines to manage heart failure or improve survival after a heart attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Lisinopril

Prinivil Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Coumadin

Coumadin treats or prevents blood clots that may occur in the veins and lungs. It is also used to reduce the risk of death, recurring heart attack, or blood clotting events (e.g., stroke) after a heart attack.

Active Ingredients: Warfarin

Coumadin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Midamor

Midamor is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.

Active Ingredients: Amiloride

Midamor Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Hytrin

Hytrin is used to treat the symptoms of urinary obstruction as a result of an enlarged prostate. Hytrin relaxes the smooth muscles of the bladder neck, the prostate, and increases urine flow. Hytrin is also used alone or in combination with another blood pressure medication to treat high blood pressure.

Active Ingredients: Terazosin

Hytrin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Benicar

Benicar is used for treating high blood pressure, alone or with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Olmesartan

Benicar Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Florinef

Florinef is used for treating adrenocortical insufficiency in Addison disease and for treating salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome.

Active Ingredients: Fludrocortisone

Florinef Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Monoket

Monoket is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by heart disease.

Active Ingredients: Isosorbide Mononitrate

Monoket Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Avalide

Avalide is used for treating high blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Irbesartan

Avalide Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Hyzaar

Hyzaar is used for treating high blood pressure and decreases the risk of stroke.

Active Ingredients: Losartan

Hyzaar Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Vasotec

This drug belongs to a group of medications called ACE inhibitors. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children. It works by relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This medication is also used with other drugs (e.g., "water pills"/diuretics, digoxin) to treat congestive heart failure.

Active Ingredients: Enalapril

Vasotec Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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