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What is Generic for Hydralazine used for?

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This oral medication is a vasodilator that works by relaxing blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Hydralazine helps blood to flow more easily through the veins and arteries. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Hydralazine?

The dosage of Hydralazine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Hydralazine can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Hydralazine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Hydralazine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Hydralazine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Hydralazine, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Hydralazine?

  • Diazoxide
  • Phenelzine

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Hydralazine.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Hydralazine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Hydralazine can interact with MAO inhibitors.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Hydralazine?

Like other medicines, Hydralazine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Hydralazine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Hydralazine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Hydralazine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Hydralazine can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, anxiety, loss of appetite, joint pain, and dizziness. 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.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Hydralazine?

Is it possible for me to take Hydralazine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Hydralazine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Hydralazine?
How will Hydralazine work in my body?
How should Hydralazine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Hydralazine drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Hydralazine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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