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Apresoline Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydralazine (Apresoline)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydralazine (Apresoline)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydralazine (Apresoline)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydralazine (Apresoline)?
- How should I take hydralazine (Apresoline)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Apresoline)?
- What happens if I overdose (Apresoline)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydralazine (Apresoline)?
- What other drugs will affect hydralazine (Apresoline)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Apresoline)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Apresoline)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, dizziness, fast heart rate, warmth or tingling under your skin, chest pain, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking hydralazine (Apresoline)?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect hydralazine (Apresoline)?
Before taking hydralazine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- diazoxide (Hyperstat, Proglycem); or
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with hydralazine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydralazine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Apresoline Information
- Apresoline Drug Interactions Center: hydralazine oral
- Apresoline Side Effects Center
- Apresoline Overview including Precautions
- Apresoline FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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