Pharmacy

BETA-BLOCKERS

18 June 2018 Pharmacy

BETA-BLOCKERS

Beta-blockers are frequently used in cardiology. They are easy to identify on your medication list, the letters "lol" appear at the end of their name.

MEDICATION

06 February 2018 Pharmacy

MEDICATION

Several drugs are used in cardiology. This article allows you to know what kinds of drugs are prescribed to you and to understand their actions.

ANTIPLATELET AGENTS

This medication group is effective in one of three main cell branches found in blood, the platelets. We especially use these medications when dealing with an at-risk patient or someone who has already had a heart attack or stroke.

ANTICOAGULANTS

The anticoagulants are medications that prevent the forming of blood clots by blocking the molecules produced by the liver, which are necessary for coagulation.

CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS

This class of drugs can be divided into two categories, according to their affinity for calcium channels in the heart or in peripheral vessels. This group of drugs is widely used for hypertension, but some are used in the control of heart rate or angina.

INHIBITOR OF THE CONVERTING ENZYME ANGIOTENSIN

We use ICEA to reduce blood pressure, favor optimal healing of the heart after a heart attack and allow the heart to regain strength.

ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTEUR ANTAGONIST

The ARA is therefore used to reduce blood pressure, favor an optimal healing of the heart after a heart attack and give back strength to the heart.

THE STATINES

This group of medication blocks an enzyme that creates cholesterol. Consequently, there is a reduction of the cholesterol in the blood, mainly the “bad” one (LDL).

NITRATES (NITROGLYCERINE)

Nitrates are molecules that help expand the blood vessels, causing a decrease in blood pressure. They are mainly used to reduce angina

ANTIARRHYTHMIC AGENTS

This broad family of medication ceases arrhythmia, maintains the heartrate and/or slows the heartbeat.