Generic Name - Hydralazine
Category - Hypertension
High Blood Pressure.
Hydralazine is indicated to treat high blood pressure. Hydralazine belongs to the general class of medicines called antihypertensives. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body.
Hydralazine Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Hydralazine is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Hydralazine should not be taken by patients who have a history of any of the following ailment
Heart or blood vessel disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Hydralazine. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any the following.
The usual recommended dosage of Hydralazine for Blood Pressure is not to take more than 0.25 milligram of reserpine daily (the amount in 2-1/2 tablets).
Hydralazine Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Hydralazine side Effects include chest pain, or fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations),fever, chills, or sore throat, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, shortness of breath, skin rash, redness, blisters or itching, stiff or swollen joints, sudden weight gain, swelling of the feet or legs, swollen lymph glands, unusual weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Hydralazine.
Hydralazine and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Hydralazine is likely to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Hydralazine without talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Hydralazine and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Hydralazine will be harmful to a nursing baby. Hence do not use Hydralazine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Hydralazine and Pediatric
Hydralazine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults. However, do talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Hydralazine and Geriatric
There is no specific information comparing use of Hydralazine in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Hydralazine serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.