NOTE: Antiplatelets are no longer indicated for primary prevention of CHD.
Aspirin plus clopidogrel indicated for a maximum of 12 months after ACS only.
CAUTION: Bleeding events. Avoid combinations of anticoagulants, antiplatelets, NSAIDs.
Usually essential for symptom control in heart failure
Note: Not indicated for dependent ankle oedema (consider medication causes, e.g. CCBs
CAUTION: Constipation, ankle oedema
Dihydropyridines – CAUTION: Reflex tachycardia/cardiodepression: Avoid nifedipine in CHD/CHF
Diltiazem/verapamil – CAUTION: Bradycardia in comb. with beta-blockers or digoxin (digoxin levels increased)