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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Hydralazine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Hydralazine hydrochloride is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of 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

Dr. Arthur Balin
2 doctors shared insights

Hydralazine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Hydralazine hydrochloride is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of 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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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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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...Read more

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How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) tremor: These side effects resolve after you come off cipro (ciprofloxacin). It can take 10 to 60 days. To help, exercise steadily twice a day, minimize caffeine and sugar, and as able get involved in relaxation maneuvers and even yoga. If protracted, acupuncture helps tremendously. Be careful with exercise. Stay light and steady. Do not overload muscles. Walking briskly, very easy jog, cycling, rowing best. ...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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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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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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