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Hydralazine

Introduction

Name

  • Hydralazine.

Class of drug

  • Peripheral vasodilator.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1(2H)-phthalazinone hydrazone.

Molecular formula

  • C8H8N4.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.

Uses

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Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Drugs enhancing the hypotensive effects of hydralazine
  • ACE inhibitors, eg enapril.
  • Anesthetics.
  • Beta-blockers, eg propranolol.
  • Calcium channel blockers, eg diltiazem, verapamil.
  • Corticosteroids.
  • Diuretics.
  • NSAIDs.
Sympathomimetics, eg phenylpropanolamine
  • May cause an additive tachycardia.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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