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Hydralazine And Hydrocholorthiazide (Overview)

Hydralazine|hydrocholorthiazide is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


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What is hydralazine used for?

What is hydralazine used for?

Hydralazine: Is a smooth muscle relaxant used to treat high blood pressure. Also, in early research phase it is studied for use in slowing progression of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

Hydralazine And Hydrocholorthiazide (Overview)

Hydralazine|hydrocholorthiazide is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


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If I was prescribed Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute it with hydralazine HCl for cost purposes?

If I was prescribed Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute it with hydralazine HCl for cost purposes?

Yes and no: They are both blood pressure medicines, but they work very differently.

Because they work differently, they have different scenarios we use them in. ...Read more

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Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol, telmisartan, amiloride, hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol, telmisartan, amiloride, hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Depends: Physicians will choose different medicines for BP depending on the clinical situation and other accompanying problems:
Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitor
Felodipine is a Calcium channel blocker
Amiloride and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) are mild diuretics
Telmisartan is an ARB
....prolol is a beta blocker
All of them are good depending on the circumstances ...Read more

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Does hydralazine work by blocking the vagus nerve?

Does hydralazine work by blocking the vagus nerve?

Hydralazine: It relaxes vascular smooth muscles, resulting in dilation of arteries & arterioles (small vessels). ...Read more

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How long before hydrochlorothiazide works? My blood pressure was just a little high, so my doctor put me on just hydrochlorothiazide to see if it will work without other blood pressure drugs. How long before my blood pressure will go down?

How long before hydrochlorothiazide works? My blood pressure was just a little high, so my doctor put me on just hydrochlorothiazide to see if it will work without other blood pressure drugs. How long before my blood pressure will go down?

Usually within days: Within a few days you should start to see an effect -- but, hctz, hydrochlorothiazide, is not a strong drug. Your best way to lower BP is to not exceed 1500 mg of salt per day and to exercise 30 minutes daily assuming your doctor is ok with these recommendations. ...Read more

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Hydralazine side effects?

Hydralazine side effects?

Fatigue, see below: Most side effects are rare, but of the ones that patients are more likely to experience with this med, fatigue/tiredness, diarrhea, and upset stomach are more common. It rarely, and I mean rarely, can cause symptoms similar to systemic lupus erythematosis (sle or lupus). This drug induced lupus is reversible when the med is stopped. I think Labetalol during pregnancy is a better option. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant with pre-eclampsia. Blood pressure is averaging 140/100. On lebetalol 600mg 2x a day. Ob just added hydralazine. How long to work?

27 weeks pregnant with pre-eclampsia. Blood pressure is averaging 140/100. On lebetalol 600mg 2x a day. Ob just added hydralazine. How long to work?

Pre-eclampsia: Most medications for blood pressure should take effect within a 24 hr period but realize that it is important to monitor your blood pressure over time and not just spot measurements. Some people may be resistant to some medications but you are on the correct regimen. Continue to take them as prescribed and it would be helpful to keep a daily log for your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I took promethezine HCl 25 mg instead of lisinopril/ hydrochlorothiazide tab 20/25mg for 1 week by accident. Should I be worried I usually take lisinopril but when I cleaned out my medicine cabinet I must've pulled out the promethezine and started acciden

I took promethezine HCl 25 mg instead of lisinopril/ hydrochlorothiazide tab 20/25mg for 1 week by accident. Should I be worried I usually take lisinopril but when I cleaned out my medicine cabinet I must've pulled out the promethezine and started acciden

Promethazine: Promethazine is a drug that is used to manage common cold, allergic reactions and is sometimes combined with other drugs, such as dextromethorphan, to suppress cough (see the link below). It belongs to a class of drugs known as antihistaminics. Promethazine has many side effects and several important drug-drug interactions. One important side effect is drowsiness, which can become significant at higher doses. Operating machinery or driving may become dangerous while taking promethazine. Overdose of Promethazine could result in respiratory arrest and death. Other sedatives such as alcohol, narcotics, tricyclic antidepressants enhance the sedating properties of promethazine. Administration of Promethazine has been associated with reported cholestatic jaundice. Edema (swelling) has also been associated with promethazine. From your description it appears that you may be having potentially serious side effects of this medication. You should stop taking it and see a doctor. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took hydroxyzine instead of hydralazine?

What would happen if I took hydroxyzine instead of hydralazine?

Hydralazine: Skipping blood pressure medication can result in headache & other symptoms of elevated pressure. Hydroxyzine or Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine) are antihistamines & temporarily cause sedation. ...Read more

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Asprin to replace hydralazine, what to do?

Asprin to replace hydralazine, what to do?

See below: Not sure of your question. Those are two completely different drugs used for totally different things. Aspirin is an anti-platelet drug to make your platelets less sticky so they don't form clots in the blood vessels that could lead to heart attack or stroke. Hydralazine acts on the blood pressure, pulse rate, and dilation of the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can asprin be used to replace hydralazine?

Can asprin be used to replace hydralazine?

Different things: They're quite different things.

Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory, anti platelet agent, pain med.


Hydralizine dilates blood vessels, and is used for heart failure and or blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does hydralazine block the vagus nerve?

Not a MOA: Hydralazine is a direct smooth muscle relaxer based on its intracellular action on Calcium. In situ, it does not appear to have a direct effect on the vagus nerve, but rather may have an effect on the sinoatrial node and a reflex response (increased heart rate) due to the decreased blood pressure (baroreceptor response). ...Read more

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Does hydralazine work by blocking the vagus nerve?

Hydralazine: It relaxes vascular smooth muscles, resulting in dilation of arteries & arterioles (small vessels). ...Read more

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What is hydralazine used for?

Hydralazine: Is a smooth muscle relaxant used to treat high blood pressure. Also, in early research phase it is studied for use in slowing progression of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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When is the drug hydralazine used?

When is the drug hydralazine used?

Few reasons: It's a vasodilator (dilates blood vessels) and has a couple of common uses

1: it can be used for high blood pressure, although usually not a first choice these days since its dosed frequently when given in pill form.

2: it's used in heart failure. It's called an after-load reducer. Basically makes it easier for a weakened heart (heart failure) to push blood out to the body. ...Read more

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