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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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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?

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

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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