GENERIC NAME: HYDRALAZINE/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE - ORAL (hye-DRAL-a-zeen/HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide)
BRAND NAME(S): Apresazide
WARNING: This product contains 2 drugs (hydralazine and hydrochlorothiazide). Generally, it should not be used when treating high blood pressure for the first time. Your doctor should first give you each of the drugs separately so that he or she can find the best dose of each drug for you. Use this combination product only if your doctor has decided that the doses of each drug in this product are right for your condition. Your doctor may need to continually adjust your medications depending on your condition.
USES: This medication contains 2 drugs (hydralazine and hydrochlorothiazide) and is used to treat high blood pressure. Hydralazine is called a vasodilator. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow through the body more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic). It works by increasing the amount of urine that you make. This effect causes your body to get rid of extra salt and water, which probably also helps relax the blood vessels. These 2 drugs are used together when 1 medication is not controlling your blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
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