reserpine - oral
GENERIC NAME: RESERPINE - ORAL (re-SER-peen)
USES: Reserpine is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It works by decreasing certain substances in the body (such as norepinephrine). This causes the blood vessels to relax so that blood can flow more easily and also slows the heart rate. These effects help to lower blood pressure.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 1 to 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed. The risk of serious side effects may be increased.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medication. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for example, your routine blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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