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Medications

      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. Read More

      Cholesterol Medications

      Your health care provider has prescribed medication to help control your cholesterol. This sheet tells you how cholesterol affects your health. It also explains how medications can help improve your cholesterol levels. Read More

      Diabetes: Ways to Take Medication

      There are many kinds of diabetes medications. Some medications can be swallowed. Others have to be injected. Otherwise, they would be broken down in the stomach before reaching the bloodstream. Some medications, such as insulin, can be taken in more than one way. Read More

      Fast-Acting Nitroglycerin

      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. Read More

      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. Read More

      Long-Acting Nitroglycerin

      Nitroglycerin relieves chest pain (angina) by getting more blood and oxygen to your heart. Long-acting nitroglycerin helps prevent angina from starting. Read More

      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. Read More

      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. Read More

      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. Read More

      Taking Amlodipine

      Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It helps relax your blood vessels and can lower your blood pressure and relieve chest pain. Read More
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