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Agents for hypertensive emergencies

What are Agents for hypertensive emergencies?

Agents for hypertensive emergencies are given parenterally as it is critical to reduce the blood pressure immediately because at that stage it could be life threatening. Hypertensive emergencies are hypertensive encephalopathy, eclampsia, acute left ventricular failure and acute heart failure.

Generally, agents used in hypertensive emergencies are vasodilators, which widen blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.

List of Agents for hypertensive emergencies:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Proglycem (Pro)
Generic name: diazoxide
1 review
Corlopam (Pro)
Generic name: fenoldopam
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Generic name: diazoxide
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Nipride RTU (Pro)
Generic name: nitroprusside
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Nitropress (Pro)
Generic name: nitroprusside
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Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

See Also

Medical conditions associated with agents for hypertensive emergencies: