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Table 5-3. Vasodilators used in chronic hypertension. SR: slow release
formulation. Administration is by the oral route unless noted.
Presc Cat contains the controlled drug
and FDA pregnancy safety category codes
To calculate dose for over/underweight patients:
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Drug Recommended
(Available as) Dose Dosing Onset Duration Pres
Interval Cat Notes
__________________mg____hours_____(min)____(hours)________________________
Hydralazine (generic, Apresoline: 10,25,50,100 mg tabs; 20 mg/mL injection)
Oral 10-50 6 -- 4-8 Rx;C 1
Parenteral: 20-40 IV or IM. Repeat as required.
Minoxidil (Loniten: 2.5, 10 mg tabs)
5-50 24 30 75 Rx;C
Diltiazem (Cardizem: 30,60,90,120 mg tabs)
30-90 6-8 30 3-4 Rx;C 2
Nifedipine (Adalat,Procardia: 10,20 mg caps) 2
(oral) 10-30 6-8 hr 20 4 Rx;C
(sublingual) 10 3 4 Rx;C
Verapamil (Calan, Isoptin: 80,120 mg tabs; CalanSR 240 mg tabs)
80-120 6-8 hr 30 6 Rx;C
CalanSR 240-480 24 hr
==========================================================(PgDn for notes)
NOTES:
1. Half-life is acetylator phenotype-dependent and longer in slow
acetylators.
2. Unlabeled use at time of writing.



















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