Reducing treatment side effects
Medicines for angina can help relieve angina symptoms.
- Sleep disturbances
- Swelling in the feet, ankles, and legs (edema)16
- Low heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Not being able to perform sexually (impotence)
Headaches are a common side effect of these medicines. Tell your cardiologist if you have severe headaches or if they don‘t go away after taking the medicine for a few weeks.
Some people feel lightheaded, dizzy, or faint when they get up after sitting or lying down. These side effects may also happen in hot weather, during exercise, or when standing too long.
Talk with your cardiologist if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment. Tell your cardiologist about any medications or supplements you are currently taking.