Which medications in the drug class Antioxidants are used in the treatment of Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis?

Updated: Apr 09, 2021
  • Author: Sandy N Shah, DO, MBA, FACC, FACP, FACOI; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP  more...
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Antioxidants

Protect polyunsaturated fatty acids in membranes from attack by free radicals and protect red blood cells against hemolysis. Antioxidants have beneficial effects on cell functions and protective properties that are pivotal in atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease. Antioxidants may inhibit platelet aggregation and proinflammatory activity of monocytes.

Vitamin E (Vita-Plus E, Softgels, Aquasol E)

Protects polyunsaturated fatty acids in membranes from attack by free radicals.


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