Nitrates

Nitrates relieve angina due to their vasodilator effect, which allows the overworked heart to provide sufficient blood flow. A fast-acting nitrate such as glyceryl trinitrate may be administered sublingually to relieve an angina attack. The long-acting nitrates such as isosorbide dinitrate can be taken orally to prevent angina attacks.

Transdermal nitroglycerine which has a slow-acting release, is administered through an adhesive patch, and can provide a long relief from pain caused by angina. Nitrates are also sometimes given to help relieve symptoms of heart failure.

Examples of nitrates: isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, glyceryl trinitrate.

Cardiovascular drug groups:

Diuretics | Beta Blockers | Calcium Channel Blockers | ACE Inhibitors | Centrally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Peripherally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Nitrates | Hypolipidemic Agents | Cardiac Glycosides | Antithrombotics

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s