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Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are medications. They are most often prescribed to treat high blood pressure, but can be used to treat other conditions. This sheet tells you how ARBs work and how to use them effectively.
Diabetes: Ways to Take Medication
Nitroglycerin eases chest pain (angina) by getting more blood and oxygen to your heart. Fast-acting nitroglycerin can stop an angina attack. Follow these instructions.
Heart Failure: Medicines to Help Your Heart
Your doctor will likely prescribe medications for heart failure and any underlying health problems you have. Most people with heart failure take one or more types of medication. Your healthcare provider will work to find the combination of medications that works best for you.
Nitroglycerin relieves chest pain (angina) by getting more blood and oxygen to your heart. Long-acting nitroglycerin helps prevent angina from starting.
Taking a Beta-Blocker
Beta-blockers decreas your heart’s workload and help it beat more regularly. This can reduce chest pain. It may also lower your blood pressure.
Taking a Diuretic
The purpose of a diuretic, or “water pill” is to help your body get rid of excess water and salt. Diuretics can help you feel better and have more energy. They may also help lower blood pressure.
Taking ACE Inhibitors
ACE inhibitors widen blood vessels and increase the amount of blood your heart pumps. These medications also lower blood pressure and decrease the amount of work your heart has to perform.
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It helps relax your blood vessels and can lower your blood pressure and relieve chest pain.
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