Anticoagulants : The most commonly prescribed anticoagulant is warfarin. The newer types of anticoagulants are also available and are becoming increasingly common. There are: rivaroxaban (Xarelto), dabigatran (Pradaxa), apixaban (Eliquis), and edoxaban (Lixiana). Warfarin and the newer alternatives are taken as tablets or capsules. There’s also an anticoagulant called heparin that can be given by injection. The mechanism of warfarin […]
What are anti-platelets medications?
Anti-platelets Medications: Anti-platelets are a group of medicines that stop blood cells (called platelets) from sticking together and forming a blood clot. In other word they prevent the aggregation of platelets, or prevent platelets from coming together. Whenever there is an injury in your body, platelets are sent to the site of the injury, where […]
What are anticoagulants medications?
Anticoagulants medicines Anticoagulants are medicines that help prevent the formation of blood clots. They are used in cardiovascular disorders such as rheumatic heart disease, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, cerebral vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, venous thrombosis etc. They are given to people at a high risk of getting clots, to reduce their chances of developing […]
What are the medications for high cholesterol?
Medications for High Cholesterol We will mention four classes of medications that are used for high cholesterol and their mechanism of action. The first one is statins and they block a substance that your body needs to make cholesterol. atorvastatin (Lipitor) Fluvastatin (Lescol XL) lovastatin (Altoprev) pitavastatin (Livalo) pravastatin (Pravachol) rosuvastatin (Crestor) simvastatin (Zocor) The […]
What is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)?
Coronary artery disease Coronary artery disease is sometimes called coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease. It develops when cholesterol-containing deposits (plaques) in your coronary arteries; and inflammation are usually to be blamed for it. What happens is that a plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called […]