What is Hydralazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Hydralazine is used in the management of moderate to severe hypertension, congestive heart failure, hypertension secondary to pre-eclampsia/eclampsia; treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 26 10
High blood pressure (hypertension) 14 6
Congestive heart failure 12 5
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 1 0
General health 1 0
Support heart health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
0
None
15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydralazine

Side effect Patients
Breathing difficulty 1
Cold sensations (coldness) 1
Difficulty moving 1
Excessive dry mouth 1
Feeling of being choked 1
Feeling sick 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydralazine

Dosage Patients
25 mg twice daily 2
25 mg three times daily 2
50 mg three times daily 2
10 mg three times daily 1
100 mg daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1
200 mg daily 1
75 mg three times daily 1
100 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydralazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Hydralazine

Duration

Currently taking Hydralazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Hydralazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 9
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydralazine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 2
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Spironolactone (Aldactone) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Hydralazine

Jan 11, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 20, 2010 (Started May 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It appears that this one medication is sufficient to keep my blood pressure within normal rates
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2008 (Started May 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i BELIEVE THIS MED GIVES THE GREATEST IMPACT WITH THE LEAST ILL EFFECTS
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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