Apresoline (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Apresoline (Oral) Medication Classification
HYDRALAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE (By mouth)
Apresoline (Oral) Brandname
Apresoline (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Hydralazine Hydrochloride (hye-DRAL-a-zeen hye-droe-KLOR-ide) Treats high blood pressure and heart failure.Belongs to a class of drugs called vasodilators.
When To Not Use Apresoline (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to hydralazine.
How Should You Use Apresoline (Oral)
- Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
- Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered. Even if you feel fine your blood pressure can still be high.
- It is best to take your medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. If a dose is missed:
- Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
- Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose and return to your regular dosing schedule.
- You should not use two doses at the same time.
Proper Apresoline (Oral) Storage
Store Apresoline (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Apresoline (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Apresoline (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking diazoxide (Proglycem®), or MAO inhibitors such as Nardil®, Parnate®, or Marplan®.
Apresoline (Oral) Warnings
- Check with your doctor before taking if you have heart or kidney disease, asthma, lupus or if you have had a stroke.
- Talk with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Hydralazine can make some people dizzy or drowsy, be careful if you drive a car or operate machinery.
Apresoline (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Chest pain
- Trouble breathing
- Skin rash, blisters, severe itching or hives
- Fever, chills, or sore throat
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Joint pain
- Swelling of the feet or legs If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Headache, dizziness, or lightheadedness
- Fast heartbeat
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Appetite loss, nausea, or vomiting
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Stuffy nose or watery eyes
- Facial flushing (redness)