ALLOPATHIC MEDICINES PRESCRIBED FOR THE HEART PATIENTS

Saaol includes the use of Allopathic medicines in its treatment. These medicines have an advantage that they can work instantly to reduce Angina (pain, heaviness, breathlessness on exertion). They can reduce blood pressure, sugar with immediate effect. We need to get the patients back to normal life as soon as possible – so we prescribe those medicines but the patients are instructed to adopt a lifestyle that will help them to prevent and reverse the disease. As the results come we try to reduce the medicines – and all our successful patients gradually find their medicines being withdrawn. Some medicines have to be continued for a long time.

Heart medicines can be roughly categorized into the following groups. All the cardiologists in the whole of the world have to prescribe the following – only the trade names keep on changing. All these medicines work for 8 hours or 12 hours or 24 hours depending on the time Kidney takes to throw it out of the body. Thus they have to be taken thrice a day, twice a day, or once in a day. So, they must be repeated every day. None of these drugs cure heart disease. So, they are prescribed for years.

1. Dilators/Anti Anginals

2.Thinners

3.Beta Blockers

4.Calcium Channel Blockers

5.ACE Inhibitors

6.Cholesterol Lowering drugs

7. Triglycerides lowering drugs

8.Drugs used for a low pumping power of the heart.

Dilators/Anti Anginals

Sorbitrate is the most popular medicine in this group. The action is to increase the blood supply of the heart muscles and relieve chest pain/Angina. Most of them make the tubes wider and are broadly categorized as Dilators. As soon as they reach the blood the action starts. Sorbitrate, when taken below the tongue, reaches the blood in less than 1 minute. Other medicines are taken orally and take about 30 minutes to one hour for action.

Four groups of these drugs are popular: Nitrates, Trimetazines, Nikorandil and Ranolazine. Saaol has medicines for all these four categories. A new drug called Ivabradine is now also used to reduce Angina.

Blood thinners

Most of the popularity of this group is Ecosprin or Disprin. They make the blood thinner/less viscous and prevent it from clotting. They may help in preventing clot formation and heart attacks – but not definitely. But this is the most widely prescribed drug for heart patients. Aspirin (the inner compound of Ecosprin or Disprin) is not good for patients with a tendency to the acid formation or gastric ulcers – so, a new group called Clopidogrel has become popular. In advanced patients, both the thinners are often prescribed. Saaol has both the thinners.

Drugs that reduce the Oxygen requirement of the heart

Three major groups fall in this category and most of them are also used for Blood pressure reduction. These are – Beta-blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, and ACE Inhibitors. They actually help to reduce angina by reducing the oxygen requirement of the heart and lowering the high blood pressure. Saaol has medicines from each of these groups.

Cholesterol and Triglyceride Reducing drugs

As you know the blockages that cause the heart disease are basically made from Cholesterol and Triglycerides. These two, if not controlled, has the highest capacity to create heart attacks. The cholesterol-lowering drug – Atorvastatin- is one of the highest-selling drugs in the world. Saaol produces this drug by the name – Atosol. For triglycerides, Saaol’s drug is Fenofibrate – called Fenofisol. A combination drug – Chol TG Sol is also being manufactured by Saaol.

Drugs which are used for low pumping power of the heart 

Though not prescribed for general heart patients – these drugs also are very vital to survive heart patients after severe heart attacks. Some of them are for throwing water out of the body called Diuretics ( like Lasix, Dytor, Tide, Lasilactone, Amifru), some strengthen the heart (Cardivas, Vymada, Eptus, Carvidilol, ) and some help to increase the pumping power of the heart (Digoxin, Lanoxin). Saaol is not manufacturing these medicines for the time being.

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