Learn About Medications

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Have you recently been prescribed one of the medications listed below? The following videos will go in to greater detail about what each medication is, what they do, and how they will help you.

Medications after a Stent or Heart Attack

This video provides a summary of the most commonly used heart health medications following a heart attack.

Ace Inhibitors

Ace Inhibitors are a group of drugs that include the ones below. You will probably know them by their brand name (in brackets). If you recognize one of these as a medication you are taking, you’ll want to watch the video below.

Benazepril (Lotensin®)                         Lisinopril (Prinivil®/ Zestril®)

Captopril (Capoten®)                            Perindopril (Coversyl®)

Cilazapril (Inhibace®)                           Quinapril (Accupril®)

Enalapril (Vasotec®)                              Ramipril (Altace®)

Fosinopril (Monopril®)                         Trandolapril (Mavik®)

 

ARBs (Angiotension II Receptor Blockers)

The Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) are a group of drugs that include the following. You will probably know them by their brand name (in brackets). If you recognize one of these names as a medication you are taking, you’ll want to watch the video below. 

Candesartan (Atacand®)                    Eprosartan (Teveten®)

Irbesartan (Avapro®)                           Losartan (Cozaar®)

Olmesartan (Olmetec)                         Telmisartan (Micardis®)

Valsartan (Diovan®)

Beta Blockers

Beta Blockers are a group of drugs that include the following. You will probably know them by their brand name (in brackets). If you recognize one of these names as a medication you are taking, you’ll want to watch the video below.

Acebutolol (Monitan®, Sectral®)                               

Atenolol (Tenormin®)                                               

Bisoprolol (Monocor®)                                              

Labetalol (Trandate®)                                               

Metoprolol (Betaloc®, Lopresor® 

Nadolol (Corgard®) 

Pindolol (Visken®)

Propranolol (Inderal®, Inderal-LA®)                       

Lopresor-SR®)   

Sotalol (Sotacor®) 

Timolol (Blocadren®)                                                      

 

DOACs (Direct Oral Anti-Coagulant)

DOACs are a group of drugs that includes the following. They include the following. You probably know them by their brand names (in brackets). If you recognize one of these names as one of your medications, you will want to watch the video below. 

Dabigatran (Pradaxa®)

Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®)

Apixaban (Eliquis®)

Statins

Statins are medications that include the ones below. You probably know them by their brand names. If you recognize one of these names as a medication you are taking, you will want to watch the video below.

Atorvastatin (Lipitor®)                          Pravastatin (Pravacholl®

Fluvastatin (Lescol®, Lescol-XL)         Rosuvastatin (Crestor®)

Lovastatin (Mevacor®)                         Simvastatin* (Zocor®)

 

Warfarin

Warfarin is a blood thinner. You may know it by its brand name Coumadin®. If you are taking this medication, you will want to watch this video below.

 

 

 

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