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User Reviews for Hydralazine

Also known as: Apresoline

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Hypertensive Emergency 1 reviews 14 medications
   
9.0
High Blood Pressure 10 reviews 264 medications
   
3.2
Summary of Hydralazine reviews 12 reviews 6.1

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have hypertension. I have been taking a combination of Amlodipine / benazepril. While this has been somewhat effective. my doctor also prescribed 50 mg. of hydralazine twice a day. This medication has shot my pulse up to very high levels three times, most recently from 77 to 105 this morning. While it has reduced my blood pressure slightly, it is not worth the shaking, difficulty urinating, feelings of anxiety, and headache side effects. I almost checked myself into the emergency room two nights ago. I tested withholding the medication and I am sure it is the hydralazine. I checked, and many people, especially men over the age of 60, suffer side effects like this."

   
1.0

EddieHask June 27, 2016

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For Heart Failure: "slight headaches at first it replaced lisinaprol perfectly after swollen lips."

drunkingskunk (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 24, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Have been taking for about two weeks. Yes, it does lower the blood pressure but the side effects seem to be worse than the cure. Been experiencing muscle cramps, anxiousness, feet felel as if on fire, chest pressure, pain in shoulders, back, paresthesias in legs, arms, etc. I'm not sure what else it is causing, but, perhaps the cure is worse than the disease. Why is it that every medication tends to be worse than the actually problem."

   
4.0

papccs (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I found that the side effect of lack of appetite was truly terrible .Food had no taste and I just couldn't eat. I also didn't sleep well. I haven't taken a pill in 3 days and I'm still not eating right."

   
1.0

bob k. (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "The side effects for me were horrible. I experenced joint pain that was a 8-10 on the pain scale, cold chills, lost of hair( came out in hands full & my throid tests were all normal) & it caused me to be fogging in my thoughts & forgetful. I tried it for 2 months hoping that he side effects would lessen; but they got worse. I have been off of it for 1 week & my freinds & husband said they were happy ot have me back to my old self. My BP went up because of the pain."

   
1.0

carleer September 8, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have noticed extreme weight gain since being on this medication! Almost 40 lbs in 3 months! Blood Pressure is good but the weight is not!"

   
6.0

D12 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2013

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For High Blood Pressure: "I've been on this medicine for three months 50mg twice a day. I have notice great hair loss as well as been tried and sleepy. I have always been a early riser but since taking this medicine its hard for me to get out of bed."

   
2.0

Para4you (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 24, 2013

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For High Blood Pressure: "Went to the ER at the local hospital for excruciating back pain, & found my BP to be 213/103 which was enough to have me admitted. Spent 3 days in there, & 50mg twice a day of Hydralazine was one of the meds they put me on. Taking these with a meal, & glass of milk to try to ease the side effects barely helps. I get really drowsy with body aches where I want to take a nap, but can't sleep, & find myself sitting staring at the floor a lot, unable to concentrate, really short of breath to the point where just walking 50 feet becomes laboring. On a positive note my diastolic reading has dropped over 50 points. As for the back pain, I found out a previous blood pressure medicine had drained my body of Potassium, Once my levels were normal the pain went away."

   
8.0

firebird1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 13, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was hospitalized after taking the first dose (25mg). I had severe chest pain, left arm pain, and dizziness. After all testing, the cardiologist determined the medication caused the above effects."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2012

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For Hypertensive Emergency: "Used this after an aortic dissection, this is a very serious medicine. I use it for blood pressure of 160 and over, it is very effective within 15 min.. will drop the blood pressure by 20-40 points. "

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 7, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have had hair loss since taking this medicine."

   
2.0

Anonymous May 6, 2012

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For High Blood Pressure: "I've been taking 10mg for about two years. I noticed hair loss."

   
5.0

pigmeat August 20, 2011

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