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Dihydralazine

INFORMATION

Uses

Dihydralazine is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), heart failure and increased blood pressure .

How it works

Dihydralazine works by relaxing blood vessel which lower blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to reach the heart and other organs.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Back pain, Jaw pain, Chest discomfort, Chest pain, Chest tightness, Shortness of breath, Headache, Altered heart rate, Increased sweating

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Expert advice

  • Stop taking dihydralazine if you develop serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. 
  • Do consult your doctor if you have had a heart attack, pain in the chest (angina), narrowing of blood vessels of the brain (cerebrovascular disease), serious liver or kidney disease.
  • Do not stop taking dihydralazine unless advised by a doctor.
  • Dihydralazine may make you drowsy, dizzy, or confused. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • With prolonged use of dihydralazine in large doses, a condition resembling autoimmune disease affecting skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs (systemic lupus erythematosus) may develop.


Content on this page was last updated on 26 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)