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Medications for Hypertensive Emergency

Drugs associated with Hypertensive Emergency

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Hypertensive Emergency: A Hypertensive Emergency is a sudden spike in blood pressure to 180/120 or higher, and is a medical emergency. It could lead to organ damage or be life-threatening.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
clonidine Off Label Rx C N X 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Brand name:  Catapres

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Catapres Off Label Rx C N X 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Vasotec Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: enalapril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydralazine Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: hydralazine systemic

Brand name:  Apresoline

Drug class: vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Apresoline Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydralazine systemic

Drug class: vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
enalapril Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: enalapril systemic

Brand name:  Vasotec

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Capoten Rx D N Add review
5.0

Generic name: captopril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
captopril Rx D N Add review
5.0

Generic name: captopril systemic

Brand name:  Capoten

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Nitropress Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: nitroprusside systemic

Drug class: agents for hypertensive emergencies, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nifedipine Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: nifedipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
labetalol Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: labetalol systemic

Brand names:  Trandate, Normodyne

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nitroprusside Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: nitroprusside systemic

Brand name:  Nitropress

Drug class: agents for hypertensive emergencies, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Aldomet Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: methyldopa systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
methyldopa Rx C N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: methyldopa systemic

Brand name:  Aldomet

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Trandate Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: labetalol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Normodyne Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: labetalol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Corlopam Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: fenoldopam systemic

Drug class: agents for hypertensive emergencies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Hyperstat Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diazoxide systemic

Drug class: agents for hypertensive emergencies, glucose elevating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
diazoxide Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diazoxide systemic

Brand names:  Hyperstat, Proglycem

Drug class: agents for hypertensive emergencies, glucose elevating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Cleviprex Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: clevidipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Proglycem Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diazoxide systemic

Drug class: agents for hypertensive emergencies, glucose elevating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
clevidipine Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: clevidipine systemic

Brand name:  Cleviprex

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
fenoldopam Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: fenoldopam systemic

Brand name:  Corlopam

Drug class: agents for hypertensive emergencies

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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