AS Edexcel Drugs used 4 CVD

Hope you like it. :D

Some of the things for remembering the side effects (optional) are a little bizarre I must admit,but if it helps you get some marks ,then I suppose it s worth it.

Any improvement/suggestions are welcome.

Feedback would be great.

(for the from 2008 Edexcel AS Bio course)

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Drugs used to treat CVD
Antihypertensives- drugs that reduce high blood pressure
Tip: Notice that dizziness is a common side effect to all of the antihypertensives
The blue parts are there to match the story with the side effects:
The green parts help you make a link between the different stories & the name of the drug.
Benefits of anrtihypertensives: The different types work in different ways so they can be given in
combination. Also blood pressure can be monitored at home to see if the drugs are working.
Antihypertensive E Side effects Stupid
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c side effects
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ACE Inhibitors
Prevent abnormal heart A heart from
s rhythms rhino(called
angiote dizziness ACE) went to
nsin dry cough Disneyland to
from Reduced kidney dry his
being function red kidneys
produce
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normall
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causes
arterial
constric
tion & a
rise in
blood
pressur
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Calcium Channel
Blockers Blo constipation Calcium was
cks abnormal heart constipated
the rhythms aborigine. He
cal dizziness went to
ciu flushing red in the face Disneyland
m headaches Where his
ch swollen ankles fluffy red hen
an head got
nel stolen

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Platelet inhibitory drugs-reduce the formation of blood clots
They are a type of anticoagulant. They prevent platelets clumping together to form a blood
clot.
Eg. Aspirin and clopidogrel
The story is truly ridiculous, but hopefully that will make it easier to remember
Benefits of platelet Risks Stupid stories to help
inhibitors you remember the
risks/side effects
Can be used to treat ppl At Mr Plate s restaurant a
who already have blood rash rat waiter went to serve a
clots or CVD.…read more

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Anticoagulants- reduce blood clotting
The blue parts are there to match the story with the side effects:
Benefits of Stupid stories to help you
anticoagulants R remember the risks/side effects
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They reduce blood E Anne was having tea and coke
clotting so there x with some ants.
is less chance of a c (Anticoagulants).
blood vessel The TV was on & they were
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becoming blocked watching her favourite
by a blood clot, s show."Extreme Bleating sheep".…read more

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Eg. Warafin
Plant Statins
Benefits: Lower blood cholesterol levels which reduces atheroma formation, reducing the risk of
CVD.
How they work: Chemicals found in plants, stanols & sterols reduce the amount of cholesterol
absorbed in the gut.
Risks: Can reduce the absorption of some vitamins from the gut.…read more

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