How Do Vasodilators Work?

Reviewed on 11/9/2021

HOW DO VASODILATORS WORK?

Vasodilators are drugs used for relaxing the muscles of the blood vessels to treat severe conditions.

Vasodilators may either act directly on the arteries or veins to relax them or act via different mechanisms to produce dilation. Severe hypertension or angina is caused due to increased resistance of blood flow in the blood vessels. Thus, vasodilators dilate the blood vessels to increase blood flow and relieve pressure.

HOW ARE VASODILATORS USED?

Vasodilators are given to treat:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF VASODILATORS?

Vasodilators can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE NAMES OF VASODILATORS?

Generic and brand names of vasodilators include:

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/vasodilators

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