hydralazine with reserpine-oral


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USES: Hydralazine and reserpine help to widen arteries and veins so blood flows better. This combination medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with food or milk as directed. Try to take it at the same time each day so you get into the habit of taking it. Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.

SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, lightheadedness, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, nausea, loss of taste, flushing, fatigue or weakness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Weight gain, dry mouth, nasal congestion, mood changes, nervousness, dreams, nightmares, decreased sexual desire or ability and trouble urinating may also occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid overheating which will aggravate these effects. Though unlikely to occur, notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, rapid pulse, difficulty breathing, skin rash, fever, muscle aches, tingling of the hands or feet, mood changes, depression, difficulty sleeping, severe stomach upset, vomiting, jaundice, joint pain, change in the amount of urine. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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