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Which vasodilators can help with treating heart disease?

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Examples of vasodilators include:

  • Hydralazine
  • Isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil)
  • Isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur)
  • Minoxidil
  • Nitroglycerin (Minitran, Nitro-bid, Nitro-dur, Nitrolingual, Nitromist, Nitrostat)

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News release, FDA.  American Academy of Family Physicians: "Blood Pressure Medicines and High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours."  American Heart Association: "Cardiac Medications At-a-glance;" "Cholesterol-lowering Drugs;" and "Taking Medication for High Blood Pressure."  National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "High Blood Pressure."  National Library of Medicine.  MedlinePlus Drugs, Supplements and Herbal Information.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 08, 2018

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA.  American Academy of Family Physicians: "Blood Pressure Medicines and High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours."  American Heart Association: "Cardiac Medications At-a-glance;" "Cholesterol-lowering Drugs;" and "Taking Medication for High Blood Pressure."  National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "High Blood Pressure."  National Library of Medicine.  MedlinePlus Drugs, Supplements and Herbal Information.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 08, 2018

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