This is a list of all the medications I know of to treat both PPCM and heart failure in general

Ace Inhibitors are one of the first drugs a physician will probably use to treat your PPCM/CHF. Ace Inhibitors may prevent worsening of the heart and they ease the hearts work load by relaxing blood vessels. Common symptoms are fatigue, dry cough and dizziness or lightheadedness. If your mouth starts going numb, your tongue feels as though it is swelling or you are feeling choking sensations, seek help. In some people, ace inhibitors cause these symptoms that are emergencies. They can occur when you first begin the drug, or years down the road. Ace Inhibitors include

  • Accupril
  • Aceon
  • Altace
  • Capoten
  • Lotensin
  • Mavik
  • Monopril
  • Prinivil
  • Vasotec
  • Zestril

Beta Blockers block the beta waves from the brain telling the heart to pump quicker. Beta Blockers can cause Fatigue, dizziness, low blood pressure and sometimes depression or "off" emotions. Coreg is prescribed most often, but another list of beta blockers include:

  • Bisoprolol
  • Carvedilol
  • Metoprolol
  • Toprol XL
  • Zebeta

Diuretics. Also known as the pee pill, this medicine helps your kidneys to remove fluid from your body, the less fluid/blood your heart has to pump, the more rested it is, and the easier you can breath. Potassium pills are often prescribed in conjunction with diuretics. Some diuretics include:

  • Bumex
  • Demadex
  • Endecrin
  • Hydrachlorothiazide
  • Indapamine
  • Lasix
  • Triameterne

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