Vasodilators

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Vasodilators can widen blood vessels by relaxing the muscles of the blood vessel walls, thus lowers blood pressure.

Vasodilators medications

  • Generic name - Hydralazine
  • Loniten (generic name - Minoxidil)

Avoid Vasodilators

Avoid Vasodilators, if

  • If taking bisulfates
  • Pregnant or nursing women should discuss with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Have diabetes, heart disease, or uremia (build-up of waste in your blood) should discuss with the doctor about the risks of using this medicine.
  • Taking diuretics (water pills), insulin, phenytoin, corticosteroids, estrogen, warfarin, or progesterone should discuss with the doctor about the risks of using these medications.

Vasodilators side effects

Headache, stomach upset, dizziness, and growth in body hair.

Vasodilators warning signs

Consult doctor immediately if having; fever, fast heartbeat, fainting, chest pain, breathing problems, sudden weight gain.

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