DRUGS FOR CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

1. Inotropic drugs

a. Cardiac glycosides:

Digoxin

Digitoxin

Quabain

b. Sympathomimetics:

Dobutamine

Dopamine

c. Phosphodiesterase III inhibitors:

Amrinone (Inamrinone)

Milrinone

2. Diuretics

a. High ceiling diuretics:

Furosemide

Bumetanide

b. Thiazide like diuretics:

Hydrochlorothiazide

Metolazone

Xipamide

3. Inhibitors of Renin-Angiotensin system

a. ACE-inhibitors:

Enalapril

Ramipril and others

b. Angiotensin (AT1receptor) antagonists:

Losartan and others

 

4. Vasodilators

a. Venodilator:

Glyceryl trinitrate

Isosorbide dinitrate

b. Arteriolar dilator:

Hydralazine

c. Arteriolar + Venodilator:

Sod. Nitroprusside

 

5. β-Adrenergic blockers

Metoprolol

Bisoprolol

Nebivolol

Carvedilol

6. Aldosterone antagonist

Spironolactone

Eplerenone

 

 

DRUGS FOR CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
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