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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 Avg. Rating Reviews
Proglycem (Pro)
Generic name: diazoxide
1 review
Nitropress (Pro)
Generic name: nitroprusside
No reviews
Nipride RTU (Pro)
Generic name: nitroprusside
No reviews
Generic name: diazoxide
No reviews
Corlopam (Pro)
Generic name: fenoldopam
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

See also

Medical conditions associated with agents for hypertensive emergencies:

Further information

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