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How long should heart medication be taken after an angioplasty?

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Hi i recently had an angioplasty.i would like a suggestion about my diet ( indian bengali ) I also would like to know about the drugs i have been prescribed & how long should i continue. The drugs prescibed are. 1) Ecosprin (ASPiRIN) (75mg) 1 tab orally after lunch daily after lunch. 2) Atorva (ATORVASTATIN) (80mg) 1 tab orally daily at bedtime. 3) Nitrocontin (NITRATE) (2.6mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals. 4) Nikoran (NIKORANDIL) (5mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals. 5) Brillinta (TICAGRELOR) (90mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals. 6) Pan (PANTOPRAZOLE) (40 mg) 1 tab once before breakfast. 7) Cardace (RAMIPRIL) (1.25mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals. 8) Eptus (EPLERENONE) (25mg) 1 tab once after meals (10am) 9) Cardivas (CARVEDILOL) (3.125mg) 1 tab once after meals (10am)
Posted Tue, 25 Mar 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Physiotherapist and Dietitian are important Detailed Answer: Hi, You should undergo cardiac rehabilitation from a Physiotherapist. They help in cardiac exercises. I suggest you to better talk to a Dietitian in person and help to design diet chart. The charts are designed according to the Chol, Sugar, protein and creatinine parameters not diseases. So Dietitian is better than doctor. However I explain you the drugs below. 1) Ecosprin (ASPiRIN) (75mg) Life saving drug, prevent heart attacks in future. Should not be stopped 2) Atorva (ATORVASTATIN) (80mg) 1 tab orally daily at bedtime. Essential drug, controls cholesterol and triglycerides. Reduces the formation of plaque and thus heart attacks. Should be used for life. 3) Nitrocontin (NITRATE) (2.6mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals. Used for anginal pain, small blood pressure reduction. You can stop this drug after speaking to the doctor. This will be only temporary and no benefits on long term use. 4) Nikoran (NIKORANDIL) (5mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals Anginal pain. Temporary or Permanent 5) Brillinta (TICAGRELOR) (90mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals. Newer drugs. It is a platelet aggregation inhibitor. You can discuss this with doctor if there is low cost alternative. Helpful drug post angioplasty 6) Pan (PANTOPRAZOLE) (40 mg) 1 tab once before breakfast. Temporary. Helps recurrence of procedure induced gastritis or stomach ulcers 7) Cardace (RAMIPRIL) (1.25mg) 1 tab twice daily after meals. Main BP medicine. Should be continued for long 8) Eptus (EPLERENONE) (25mg) 1 tab once after meals (10am) Temporary used after cardiac procedures. Talk to your doctor about this after two months. 9) Cardivas (CARVEDILOL) (3.125mg) 1 tab once after meals (10am) BP medicine. SHould be continued for long
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I am used to consumption of alcohol. I consume at least 4 pegs (60ml) a day. Will this cause any adverse effects?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 4 hours later
Brief Answer: Moderation is ok Detailed Answer: Hi, Moderate consumption of alcohol is ok according to a lot of studies. It would cause a lot of efforts for liver to metabolize alcohol. Since you are already on a number of medicines which requires liver function to metabolize it will be load on the liver. Finally I suggest to reduce the intake further. You can join deaddiction program. Hope this answers.
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