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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
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
If I was prescribed Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute it with hydralazine HCl for cost purposes?
Can i substitute Norvasc (amlodipine) 10mg for hydralazine HCl 75mg and if so, at what dosage level?
Meds: This needs to be done underthe guidance of a doctor, do not self medicate. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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