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What are the side effects of vasodilators?

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Vasodilators can have side effects including headache; rapid, irregular, or pounding heartbeat; numbness or tingling of the fingers or toes; lightheadedness or passing out; loss of appetite; and diarrhea : Your doctor probably will prescribe more medicine to control these. If they linger or are severe, talk to your doctor. Call your doctor if you have these symptoms that don't go away or become serious: upset stomach, flushed face or neck.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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