Ikorel (Thread 231013)

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amron Says:

Is there a tablet I can take instead of ikorel? I have developed mouth ulces as a result of taking this drug.

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Verwon Says:

What has your doctor advised? Did they provide you with any other options?


I'm really not sure what else is available for you to try. Are certain that the medication has caused the mouth ulcers?

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David Says:

Ikorel tablets contain the active ingredient nicorandil, which is a type of medicine called a potassium-channel activator. It is used to treat angina and help the heart work more easily.

Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Angina is a symptom of a condition called myocardial ischemia. It occurs when the heart muscle (myocardium) doesn't get as much blood (hence as much oxygen) as it needs. This usually happens because one or more of the heart's arteries (blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle) is narrowed or blocked.

Generally a narrow or blocked artery is directly related to one's diet and/or smoking habits. Because of this, my first and only recommendation would be to eat better foods (e.g; a diet comprised of "mostly" fruits and veggies and less fatty foods). If you don't change what's causing the condition, then medication can only cover up the symptoms for so long, in my honest opinion.

If you follow a strict healthy diet such as this, then odds are that you may not even need to take medication later down the road.

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amron Says:

I gave up smoking some 8 years before the first of my two heart attacks. I have frequent angina attacks resulting in hospital admissions. I have never eaten fatty foods and have cut down on sugary and spicey foods. I amcareful when gardening or exercising and take regular rests if my body tells me I need to.

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