Hydralazine: Apresoline (anti-hypertensive)

Hydralazine: Apresoline (anti-hypertensive)

Generic Name

hydralazine

Trade Name

Apresoline

Indication

hypertension

Action

arterial vasodilation by unclarified mechanism

Therapeutic Class

anti-hypertensive

Pharmacologic Class

vasodilator

Nursing Considerations

may cause tachycardia, sodium retention, arrhythmias, angina
use caution with MAOIs
monitor blood pressure
instruct patient on how to take blood pressure . . .