Hydralazine is used to cure hypertension. It is one of the most important life saving medicines listed by the World Health Organization (WHO), who consider it one of their essential drugs. It functions as a vasodilator in arterioles and arteries. A vasodilator reduces the resistance in the blood vessels and thereby reduces blood pressure. Hydralazine is a part of the hydrazinophthalazine class of drugs. Hydralazine (Apresoline) is a vasodilator which works by relaxing blood vessels thus making the blood flow through the body more easily. Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. It may be used alone or with other medications. This medication helps prevent strokes, kidney problems, and heart attacks by lowering high blood pressure. However, this medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor. Hydralazine may cause some needed side effects and unwanted side effects. Some of the common side effects of Hydralazine include; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness Headache, fast heartbeat or loss of appetite.
Drug Name: Hydralazine