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When is the drug hydralazine used?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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