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Doctor insights on: Quitting Hydralazine

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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

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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 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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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 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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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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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