Hydralazine is a drug used to lower blood pressure in people with Reference hypertension. Hydralazine relaxes the muscles that control the diameter of blood vessels. This relaxation allows the blood vessels to dilate (open wider), lowering blood pressure.
Common brand names:Apresoline
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
Replenish Depleted Nutrients
Vitamin B6 can bind to hydralazine to form a complex that is excreted in the urine, increasing vitamin B6 loss.1 This may lead to vitamin B6 deficiency.2 People taking hydralazine should consult with their doctor to discuss the possibility of vitamin B6 supplementation.
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Potential Negative Interaction
1. Holt GA. Food & Drug Interactions. Chicago: Precept Press, 1998, 131–2.
2. Raskin NH, Rishman RA. Pyridoxine-deficiency neuropathy due to hydralazine. N Engl J Med 1965;273:1182–5.
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