Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used to treat heart and blood vessel problems

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those used for treating high blood pressure, angina and other heart conditions. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take beta blockers?", "How do I take my clopidogrel?", "How do I get the most from my lisinopril treatment?" and "What problems can simvastatin cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Acebutolol - a beta-blocker (Sectral)Adrenaline (epinephrine) for anaphylaxis (Emerade, EpiPen, Jext)
Ambrisentan for pulmonary hypertension (Volibris)Amiloride tablets and liquid medicine (Amilamont)
Amiodarone for irregular heartbeats (Cordarone X)Amlodipine tablets (Amlostin, Istin)
Apixaban to prevent blood clots (Eliquis)Aspirin to prevent blood clots (Micropirin, Nu-Seals Aspirin)
Atenolol - a beta-blocker (Tenormin)Atorvastatin tablets (Lipitor)
Azilsartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Edarbi)Bendroflumethiazide tablets (Aprinox, Neo-Naclex)
Bezafibrate for hyperlipidaemia (Bezalip, Fibrazate XL)Bisoprolol - a beta-blocker (Cardicor, Congescor)
Bosentan tablets (Tracleer)Bumetanide tablets and liquid medicine
Candesartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Amias)Captopril - an ACE inhibitor (Capoten, Ecopace, Noyada)
Carvedilol tabletsCeliprolol tablets (Celectol)
Chlortalidone tablets (Hygroton)Cilostazol tablets (Pletal)
Ciprofibrate for hyperlipidaemiaClopidogrel to prevent blood clots (Grepid, Plavix)
Colesevelam - a lipid-lowering medicine (Cholestagel)Colestipol - a lipid-lowering medicine (Colestid)
Colestyramine sachets (Questran)Cyclopenthiazide tablets (Navidrex, Navispare)
Dabigatran capsules (Pradaxa)Digoxin (Lanoxin)
DiltiazemDipyridamole to prevent blood clots (Asasantin Retard, Persantin)
Disopyramide for irregular heartbeats (Rythmodan)Doxazosin - an alpha-blocker
Dronedarone tablets (Multaq)Enalapril - an ACE inhibitor (Innovace)
Eplerenone tablets (Inspra)Eprosartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Teveten)
Ezetimibe tablets (Ezetrol, Inegy)Felodipine tablets
Fenofibrate for hyperlipidaemia (Lipantil, Supralip)Flecainide for irregular heartbeats (Tambocor)
Fluvastatin tablets and capsulesFosinopril - an ACE inhibitor
Furosemide (Frusol, Lasix)Gemfibrozil for hyperlipidaemia (Lopid)
Glyceryl trinitrate for angina (GTN)Hydralazine for high blood pressure (Apresoline)
Iloprost for pulmonary arterial hypertension (Ventavis)Imidapril for high blood pressure (Tanatril)
Indapamide tablets (Natrilix)Indoramin - an alpha-blocker (Doralese)
Irbesartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Aprovel, Ifirmasta, Sabervel)Isosorbide dinitrate (Isoket Retard)
Isosorbide mononitrateIvabradine tablets (Procoralan)
Labetalol - a beta-blocker (Trandate)Lacidipine tablets for high blood pressure (Motens)
Lercanidipine tablets for high blood pressure (Zanidip)Lisinopril - an ACE inhibitor (Zestril)
Losartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Cozaar)Macitentan for pulmonary arterial hypertension (Opsumit)
Methyldopa for high blood pressure (Aldomet)Metoprolol - a beta-blocker (Lopresor)
Minoxidil for high blood pressure (Loniten)Moexipril - an ACE inhibitor (Perdix)
Moxonidine for high blood pressure (Physiotens)Nadolol - a beta-blocker (Corgard)
Naftidrofuryl capsules (Praxilene)Nebivolol - a beta-blocker (Nebilet)
Nicardipine capsules (Cardene)Nicorandil for angina (Ikorel)
NifedipineNimodipine tablets (Nimotop)
Olmesartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Olmetec)Oxprenolol - a beta-blocker (Slow-Trasicor)
Perindopril - an ACE inhibitorPhenindione - an anticoagulant
Phenoxybenzamine - an alpha-blockerPindolol - a beta-blocker (Visken)
Potassium tablets and liquid medicine (Kay-Cee-L, Sando-K)Prasugrel tablets (Efient)
Pravastatin tablets (Lipostat)Prazosin - an alpha-blocker (Hypovase)
Propafenone for irregular heartbeats (Arythmol)Propranolol - a beta-blocker
Quinapril tablets (Accupro)Ramipril - an ACE inhibitor (Tritace)
Ranolazine for angina (Ranexa)Rivaroxaban tablets (Xarelto)
Rosuvastatin tablets (Crestor)Sildenafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension (Revatio)
Simvastatin (Simvador, Zocor)Sotalol - a beta-blocker (Beta-Cardone, Sotacor)
Spironolactone (Aldactone)Tadalafil for erectile dysfunction (Cialis)
Tadalafil for pulmonary hypertension (Adcirca)Telmisartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Micardis)
Terazosin - an alpha-blocker (Hytrin)Ticagrelor tablets - Brilique
Timolol - a beta-blocker (Betim)Torasemide tablets (Torem)
Trandolapril - an ACE inhibitorTriamterene capsules
Valsartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker (Diovan)Verapamil
Warfarin - an anticoagulant (Marevan)Xipamide tablets (Diurexan)