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What is the normal frequency for using hydralazine hcl?

What is the normal frequency for using hydralazine hcl?

Do you mean dosage?: The normal dosage for adults is 0.143 to 0.357 mg/kg per 6 hours orally to start, then after many weeks 0.143 to 0.357 mg/kg per 6 hours as needed. If given iv, 5-10mg per 10-15 min to a maximum of 50mg. ...Read more

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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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

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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