Nitrates + Hydralazine

Nitrates and hydralazine are two types of medications used in combination because they work together to help the heart's blood vessels relax and expand to open wider. The combined actions of these two medications allow the heart to pump blood much easier throughout the organ. Together these medications are often used for those patients who cannot tolerate an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I).

Your health care provider may prescribe these combination medicines in two different pills or in a single pill. However, it is important to speak with your doctor to figure out what the best medication option is for you.

Examples of nitrates and hydralazine:

  • Isosorbide dinitrate/ hydralazine(BiDil)

Nitrates and hydralazine side effects may include: headaches and nausea. If you experience these side effects make sure to consult your doctor.

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