Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Classification of Anti-Anginal Drugs

Classification according to differences in agents/groups:

Organic nitrites and nitrates:
Nitrites:
Amylnitrite,

Nitrates:
Erythrityl tetranitrate, Isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin, Pentaerythritol tetranitrate

β adrenoceptor blockers:
Nonselective β adrenoceptor blockers:
        Propranolol, Timolol, Nadolol
Selective β1 adrenoceptor blocker:
        Acebutolol, Atenolol, Metoprolol, Esmolol

Ca2+ entry blockers:
Amlodipine, Bepridil, Diltiazim, Felodipine, Isradipine, Nicardipine, Nifedipine, Nimodipine, Nisoldipine, Nitrendipine, Verapamil

Other vasodilator agents:
Dipyridamole, Nylidrin

Miscellaneous agents:
Camphotamide, Prenylamine

Plant products:
Papaverine

Classification according to types of angina pectoris:
Stable angina:
Nitroglycerin,

Variant angina:
Nitroglycerin, calcium entry blockers
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