What is Inderal?

Inderal is Wyeth Pharmaceutical’s trade name for propranolol, the first successful beta-blocker, which was developed by James W. Black in the 1960s and for which he won the Nobel Prize. Earlier attempts to develop effective beta-blockers had run into problems with carcinogenicity and Black successfully eliminated this problem while at the same time increasing the potency of the drug. It is used to treat tremors, angina pectoris, hypertension, arrhythmia and other cardiovascular conditions. It is also used for the treatment and prevention of heart attack and to reduce the severity of migraine headaches.

Indreal in a boxHow does Inderal work?

As a non-selective beta-blocker, Inderal inhibits both epinephrine and norepinephrine by blocking adrenergic receptors. It also inhibits the norepinephrine transporter and stimulates norepinephrine release. Continue reading Inderal – Beta Blocker for Cardiovascular Diseases

What is Ismo?

Ismo is a trade name for isosorbide mononitrate, a vasodilator used to treat angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease as a prophylactic treatment. It is not sufficiently fast acting to stop an acute episode of angina. It has also been used as a cervical dilator to speed delivery in obstetric hospitals

ismoHow does Ismo work?

Like all nitrates, Ismo works by dilating blood vessels to reduce the workload on the heart.

What does Ismo look like?

Ismo is supplied as a round orange pill with a strength of 20 mg and imprinted with “Ismo 20 W”. Continue reading Ismo – angina pectoris treatment drug