Hi

What is that pill called which is used by heart patients when there is ("perhaps") danger of heart attack? It's name start with 's' - perhaps 'sebotat'. Could you please help me? Thanks.
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The one they carry with them for immediate emergency use is "nitroglycerin." There may be a new one on the market, but that one's been around for ages.

The drug companies don't usually promote anything that's gone off patent.
Perhaps you refer to statins which people take to lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks. Aspirin thins the blood and is used to prevent a second attack after recovers.

Some people carry digitalis in case they suffer symptoms of a heart attack.

Here is a good reference to heart medications:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Cardiac-Med...
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I had forgotten about digitalis! My grandfather used to take it, but I was thinking it was daily.

I see it's used to treat a variety of heart conditions and has been in the medical literature for 200 years.

I think the difference between digitalis and nitroglycerin is that digitalis increases the strength of the heart muscle contractions, while nitroglycerin opens the blood vessels.
Hi Jackson,
Jackson6612It's name start with 's' - perhaps 'sebotat'. Could you please help me? Thanks.
The generic name of this drug is isosorbide dinitrate.

Generic name: isosorbide dinitrate.

Brand names : 1. Sorbitrate - Nicholas pharma

2. Isordil - Wyeth Lederle

Regards,

Sri
Thanks, Sri.

How does it work? (What does it do?)

(I was once prescribed Isordil.)
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Respected Mr. Avangi,
AvangiHow does it work? (What does it do?)

This drug comes under the category of Nitrovasodilator.

isosorbide dinitrate relaxes plain muscle. Anginal attacks are reduced and excercise tolerance is increased.

It is used in prevention of attacks in all types of angina and relief of coronary artery spasm.

It is available in two forms;

1. isordil oral for prevention of attacks.

2. isordil sublingual for acute attacks of angina.

Please go through this site for general information on isosorbide dinitrate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isosorbide_dinitrate

Avangi(I was once prescribed Isordil.)
Are you using any anti-hypertensive now?

Thanks and regards,

Sri

vsraoThis drug comes under the category of Nitrovasodilator.

isosorbide dinitrate relaxes plain muscle.I'll assume that heart muscle escapes this category.

So I'm guessing it functions more like nitroglycerin than like digitalis.

Yes, I've been on a beta blocker and an ace inhibitor for ten or fifteen years.

I recently quit the Atenolol, as it was making me weak (now that i've been able to resume walking) - pulse rate in low 40's!

Many thanks for your reply! - A.
I thank all of you for your replies.

It was Sorbitrate.

Regards

Jackson
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