All About Blood Pressure Medication Several kinds of medicine are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. Here are some of the main types. When You’re Taking Heart Medications These medications are life-giving and powerful. It's important to take them just as your doctor has prescribed. Medications for Coronary Artery Disease These medications make it easier to take care of coronary artery disease. They have helped many people stay healthy and avoid heart attacks. All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications. Heart Disease: Managing Multiple Medications Whether you take prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicine or both, there are important guidelines to follow to get the most from them. Did You Take Your Blood Pressure Medicine Today? When you miss a dose of your blood pressure medicine, you might not notice a difference. But your body does. Aspirin and Your Heart: Should You or Shouldn’t You? Although aspirin is a common over-the-counter medication, it’s not appropriate for everyone. Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease.