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General Information on Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine

Generic Name : Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine

Pronunciation : eye-soe-SOR-bide die-NYE-trate- hye-DRAL-a-zeen

Latest prescription information about Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antianginal and Antihypertensive

Trade Names/Brand Names of Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine

International- BiDil.

Why is Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a vasodilator combination, prescribed for heart failure. It dilates blood vessels and allows blood to pass through them more easily.

When should Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 1 tablet (20mg/37.5 mg) 3 times per day.

How should Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of anemia, dehydration, heart disease, low blood pressure, liver impairment, lupus, overactive thyroid, head injury, recent heart attack, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine?

   Body as a Whole : Allergic reactions and uneasiness.
   Central nervous system : Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and tingling.
   Gastrointestinal : Gallbladder inflammation, nausea and vomiting.
   Metabolic : Increased level of blood cholesterol.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint/muscle pain and tendon disorder.
   Skin : Hair loss and increased sweating.
   Heart : Chest pain, low blood pressure, palpitations and fast heart rate.
   Respiratory : Inflammation of lungs, sinus and nose.

What are the other precautions for Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine?

Store it at room temperature (25C).


Schedule : H

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