What is Coronary Artery Disease?
Coronary artery disease is also known as coronary heart disease. It occurs when blood vessels in the heart buildup with plaque. That makes it difficult for blood and oxygen to travel to the heart. Symptoms include chest pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
Treatment for coronary artery disease include medication, decreasing cholesterol intake, quitting smoking, and surgery. Common drug classes used to treat coronary artery disease are statins, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, ARBs, fibrates, nicotine acids, calcium channel blocker / statin combinations, statin / nicotinic acid combinations, and gliptin / statin combinations.
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December 15, 2015
Metformin is an inexpensive generic drug widely used for type 2 diabetes in the U.S. Although it only costs pennies, it is now featured on the World Health Organization’s list of “essential medications.” Now, metformin (the brand is Glucophage) is also being studied for cancer and aging prevention.
You may know that metformin works to lower blood sugar and promote weight loss, but these 10 metformin discoveries may still surprise you. See More
July 16, 2015
Update July 2015: The FDA is strengthening the existing black box warning on all prescription and over-the-counter NSAIDs. The current warning has been in place since 2005, but based on a recent review, the labeling will be updated with new information and stronger language. You should know that there is greater risk at higher doses, and there may be an increased risk of heart attack or stroke as early as the first weeks of use. See More
July 13, 2015
You probably already know that many prescriptions have side effects. Most are mild—annoying issues like nausea or sleepiness that are inconvenient at worst. Others, however, can be deadly.
A very small number of medications are responsible for the majority of adverse side effects and hospitalizations from harmful drug reactions. How bad are these drugs? Between 2007 to 2009, almost 100,000 patients older than 65 had emergency hospitalizations for dangerous drug reactions, and almost 20,000 people die from prescription drug overdoses annually. See More
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug,
regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.