Hydralazine is a drug that opens up the blood vessels, treating high blood pressure and assisting in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
Hydralazine works by relaxing the smooth muscle in the blood vessels. Nerve signals cause calcium to be released, which contracts muscles. Without calcium, muscles are unable to contract and blood vessels are unable to constrict. When Hydralazine inhibits calcium movement, the blood vessels are forced to relax, lowering the pressure inside them.
Read the drug label for storage information.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Hydralazine may result in these side effects:
Hydralazine may react with these drugs:
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE OR HEART DISEASE