Apresol H 25/12.5 Mg Tablet 10
Dihydralazine: Dihydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Dihydralazine helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes and kidney related problems. It helps to improve urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. Hydrochlorthiazide: Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill (diuretic medicine) which is used to treat fluid retention associated with conditions such as cirrhosis of the liver, congestive heart failure, or kidney disorders. It is also used in the hypertension treatment..
How does the drug work ?
Dihydralazine: Dihydralazine relaxes muscles and blood vessels and allows the blood to flow easily, thus reducing the high pressure of blood. Hydrochlorthiazide: Hydrochlorothiazide prevents the human body from absorbing excess salt, thus, it prevents the associated fluid retention (edema).
What are the common side effects ?Dihydralazine: The common Dihydralazine side effects are decreased blood pressure, burning sensation, dizziness or lightheadedness, mainly during lying or getting up from sitting position, loss of bladder control, swelling of feet or legs, tiredness, weakness, constipation. Hydrochlorthiazide: The common side effects of hydrochlorothiazide include dizziness, headache, pain in the joint, inflammation of parts of the respiratory tract, and injection site pain.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Do not use Appresol H medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Stop using Appresol H and consult the doctor if severe allergic reactions are developed.
• Start and stop Appresol H medicine only when advised by the doctor..
• Do not use Appresol H medicine if allergic to sulfa drugs.
• In case of kidney and liver problems consult doctor for dose adjustment before using Appresol H medicine.
• Consult the doctor before taking Appresol H medicine during pregnancy or breast feeding.
• If Appresol H medicine causes dizziness or drowsiness do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
1. Is Dihydralazine addictive? No, Dihydralazine does not have any addictive properties.
2. I am using Dihydralazine for the first time. What are the precautions I need to take? Dihydralazine may cause dizziness or fainting when taking for the first time. So it is advised to take Apresol during bed time.
3. What are the effects of Dihydralazine when taken with alcohol? Dihydralazine is unsafe with alcohol. Consult with the doctor before taking the medicine.
4. I am 60 years of age. Can I use Dihydralazine to lower my blood pressure levels? Dihydralazine should be used with caution in elderly persons, as they are sensitive to the side effects of the drug.
5. I am a lactating woman. Can I take Dihydralazine? Dihydralazine may enter into breast milk. Discuss with your doctor before taking the medicine. Hydrochlorthiazide:
1. Should I take hydrochlorothiazide even if I do not have the symptoms of hypertension? Yes. You should continue taking the hydrochlorothiazide for the entire course of prescription even if you do not have the symptoms of hypertension. This is because hypertension does not always produce symptoms.
2. What are the precautions for fluid intake during hydrochlorothiazide medication? You should take adequate fluids but should not take excess as it can worsen the situation. Ask your doctor for guidance on the type and amount of fluids to be taken.
3. What are the symptoms of overdose with hydrochlorothiazide? The symptoms of overdose with hydrochlorothiazide are muscle pain, weakness, dry mouth, and dizziness. It requires immediate medical help.
4. What is the dose of hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension management? The normal dose of hydrochlorothiazide given for the management of hypertension is initially a single dose of 25 mg, per day. Later a maintenance dose of 50 mg, as two divided doses should be taken. However, ask a doctor for the dose which is right for you.
5. What should I do if I miss a dose of hydrochlorothiazide? Take the forgotten dose soon as you remember. If it is too late, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its scheduled time.