Medications for Angina Pectoris
In our last article, we had written about angina pectoris in general, starting from the definition, characteristics and causes. In this article, we will present you with information about medications for angina pectoris.
You should remember to consult with your physician about drugs and/or medicines you use to treat angina pectoris, especially about the proper dose for you.
Emergency Care for Angina Incidents
At most cases, nitroglycerin is useful to eliminate the pain. Therefore, if you are an angina pectoris sufferer, it would be better for you to prepare nitroglycerin as a part of your medications.
- Prepare 5 mg (you may raise it up to three doses) of isosorbide dinitrate sublingually every five minutes
- Prepare 1-2 puffs (you may raise it up to three puffs)of nitroglycerin dosed spray within 15 minutes
- If you suffer from nitrate intolerance, prepare 5 mg of nifedipine sublingually (you may chew it)
Medications for Unstable Angina
Hospitalization is highly recommended for persons who suffer from unstable angina. I the hospital, the patient should be administered with intravenous nitroglycerin.
Afterwards, coronary angiography is implemented and decision will be taken as to whether coronary bypass surgical procedure is indicated.
The Importance of Education about Chest Pain
As you can read from the explanation above and our previous articles about chest pain, for a person who suffer from chest pain can have a very horrible and excruciating conditions. Therefore, if you are a health person with no medical history in chest pain, you should be grateful.
How to prevent further consequences of chest pain? Adequate information is compulsory to avoid diseases that may lead to chest pain.
In the next article, we will write about education of chest pain patients and their families.
You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about medications for angina pectoris.
Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about medications for angina pectoris.