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The crushing pain of angina can feel like you are having a heart attack and is not something to be ignored. The most common cause of angina is coronary atherosclerosis, a thickening of your arteries that are struggling to supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart. This causes your heart to beat faster to try and meet the increased demand of your body and the decreased oxygen supply and you begin to feel a tightness in your chest and pain that can radiate from behind your breastbone to other parts of your body.
Your doctor can prescribe Corlanor or generic Ivabradine to reduce your symptoms of angina but it is not a cure and you should take your doctors’ advice regarding exercising, eating healthier, and giving up smoking to help reduce your risk of a heart attack. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When taken as directed, Corlanor will bind to If-channels located in the pacemaker of your heart. It is the If-channels that generates the electrical impulse that spreads through your heart to cause it to contract so blood can be pumped to your lungs and other tissues and organ. The action of binding to the If-channels, makes the electrical impulses slow down so your heart is not beating too rapidly, which will control and reduce further angina attacks.
Atherosclerosis, also called coronary heart disease, is a slow and progressive disease that could be caused by damage to the inner layer of an artery. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, smoking, diabetes, and any disease or condition that involves inflammation.
Once the arterial wall is damaged, plaques (fatty deposits) will begin to build up and harden at the site which will narrow the passageway for the blood and oxygen your heart needs. If any part of the plaques break off or rupture, a blood clot could form and block the blood flow to other parts of your body, including your heart.
Ask your doctor about any risks of taking Corlanor (known Internationally as Coralan) while you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any current OTC or Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Corlanor is safe for you.
Until you know how Corlanor will affect you, do not drive, operate machinery, or attempt any task considered risky. Keep Corlanor out of children’s reach and never share this or any of your medication with others, even if they have similar symptoms. Tell your doctor if Corlanor does not seem to be helping and a dosage adjustment may be made.