Medicines for your heart

Medicines for my heart - large print

Booklet | 76 pages

English | Published: 24/08/2017

  • Resource code: HIS17LP
  • Publication for: Care and families, Healthcare professionals, People with heart disease
  • Subject: Heart conditions, Living with heart disease, Tests for heart conditions, Treatments for heart condition
  • Age group: Adults

This A4 booklet in large print (20 point font size) describes some of the different medicines often prescribed for people with a heart condition, or used to control high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. It explains why you may have been given a medicine, how it works, and some of the possible side effects. 

Some of the medicines covered include:

  • ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors)
  • Angiotensin-II antagonists
  • ARNI (angiotensin-II receptor-neprilysin inhibitor)
  • Antiarrhythmic medicines
  • Anticoagulant medicines
  • Antiplatelet medicines
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Cholesterol-lowering medicines (lipid-lowering medicines)
  • Digoxin
  • Diuretics
  • Nitrates
  • Other medicines for angina