Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Topic Guide

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Congestive Heart Failure (CHF): Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen to the body's tissues. Learn about symptoms and treatment.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

nebivolol Nebivolol

Nebivolol is a beta-blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attac...learn more »

eplerenone Eplerenone

Eplerenone is used to lower the risk of death from heart failure after a heart attack...learn more »

olmesartan Olmesartan

Olmesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB)...learn more »

telmisartan Telmisartan

Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB) that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure...learn more »

candesartan Candesartan

Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB)...learn more »

eprosartan Eprosartan

Eprosartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB) that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. Lowering blood...learn more »

irbesartan Irbesartan

Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB)...learn more »

valsartan Valsartan

Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB)...learn more »

carvedilol Carvedilol

Carvedilol is a beta-blocker that is used to treat heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure).

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losartan Losartan

Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (sometimes called an ARB blocker)...learn more »

hydrochlorothiazide and enalapril Hydrochlorothiazide And Enalapril

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) and enalapril is an ACE inhibitor (ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme)...learn more »

torsemide Torsemide

Torsemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease...learn more »

lisinopril Lisinopril

Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

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benazepril Benazepril

Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart at...learn more »

ramipril Ramipril

Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart atta...learn more »

bisoprolol Bisoprolol

Bisoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

phenylephrine Phenylephrine

Phenylephrine is a decongestant that is used to treat stuffy nose and sinus congestion caused by the common cold, hay fever, or other allergies...learn more »

amlodipine Amlodipine

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow...learn more »

triamterene Triamterene

Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of ...learn more »

spironolactone Spironolactone

Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting...learn more »

quinapril Quinapril

Quinapril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme...learn more »

norepinephrine Norepinephrine

Norepinephrine is similar to adrenaline. It is used to treat life-threatening low blood pressure (hypotension) that can occur with certain medical condition...learn more »

nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual) Nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual)

Nitroglycerin is used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina)...learn more »

milrinone Milrinone

Milrinone is a vasodilator that is used as a short-term treatment for life-threatening heart failure...learn more »

metolazone Metolazone

Metolazone is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention...learn more »

isosorbide mononitrate Isosorbide Mononitrate

Isosorbide mononitrate is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump......learn more »

isosorbide dinitrate Isosorbide Dinitrate

Isosorbide dinitrate is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump...learn more »

hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)...learn more »

fosinopril Fosinopril

Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme...learn more »

dobutamine Dobutamine

Dobutamine stimulates heart muscle and improves blood flow by helping the heart pump better...learn more »

digoxin (oral) Digoxin (oral)

Digoxin is derived from the leaves of a digitalis plant and is used to treat heart failure.

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metoprolol Metoprolol

Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

hydralazine Hydralazine

Hydralazine is a vasodilator that works by relaxing the muscles in your blood vessels to help them dilate (widen). This lowers blood pressure and allows blo...learn more »

furosemide Furosemide

Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. This allows the salt to instead be passed in your urine......learn more »

nifedipine Nifedipine

Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain)...learn more »

verapamil (oral) Verapamil (oral)

Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders...learn more »

diltiazem Diltiazem

Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain)...learn more »

propranolol Propranolol

Propranolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

enalapril Enalapril

Enalapril is an ACE inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart att...learn more »

captopril Captopril

Captopril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme...learn more »

atenolol Atenolol

Atenolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »