Which medications are used in the initial management of unstable angina?

Updated: Oct 01, 2020
  • Author: Walter Tan, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Medications used in the initial management of unstable angina include the following:

  • Aspirin

  • Beta-adrenergic blocking agents

  • PSY12 inhibitors (thienopyridines [clopidogrel, prasugrel], nonthienopyridines [ticagrelor])

  • GP IIb/IIIa antagonists

  • Heparin

  • Direct thrombin inhibitors

  • Nitrates


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