What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease is the reduction of blood flow to the limbs due to plaque buildup which restricts and narrows the arteries. Symptoms include leg pain during and after walking; numbness and weakness of the limbs; sores; and change in skin color of the affected limb.

Treatment for peripheral artery disease includes taking medication and surgery. Common drug classes used to treat peripheral artery disease are blood viscosity reducers, beta agonists, and PDE3.

Savings Tips for Peripheral Artery Disease

  • New Anticoagulant Med Zontivity: Now FDA Approved!

    May 19, 2014

    Zontivity (voraxapar) is a new type of anti-platelet medication for people who have had a heart attack, or who have reduced blood flow in their legs. It is used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death, and the need for procedures to restore blood flow to the heart. It was approved by the FDA in May 2014, and will be available from manufacturer Merck later this year.

    When will Zontivity be available?

    According to the manufacturer the anticipated availability date for this medication is the third quarter of 2014. See More

  • Plavix Now Available as Generic Clopdigrel: Bring on the Savings!

    June 01, 2012

    A staggering 2.5 million Plavix prescriptions are written in the U.S. every month. For those of you forking out the dough for Plavix, the FDA just approved generic versions of the blood-thinning drug, which will now be available to you much cheaper as clopidogrel.

    Clopidogrel, the generic Plavix, is used to treat patients who have had a recent heart attack, but that’s not all. Here are a few ways clopidogrel helps us out:

    – It is used to stop heart attacks. See More

  • Four Drugs Responsible for the Most Hospitalizations

    December 09, 2011

    What are the most dangerous medications? Results from a recent study highlight four drugs that are responsible for a shocking number of negative effects. Data from 2007 – 2009 shows that these four drugs were involved in more than two-thirds of the hospitalizations of older patients for harmful drug reactions and incidents.

    Researchers looked at emergency hospitalizations of adults aged 65 years and older that were attributed to the use of a drug, or a drug-specific adverse effect. See More

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Popular Peripheral Artery Disease Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Antiplatelet Drugs 11 See Prices
Anticoagulants 437 See Prices
PDE3 Inhibitors 21 See Prices
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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.

Peripheral Artery Disease Drug Classes

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