What is hydralazine?
Hydralazine - sometimes sold under the brand name Apresoline - is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
High blood pressure is a common but serious condition that affects nearly half of all Americans, according to the CDC. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of the body. This can lead to adverse events like heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and more.
While hydralazine is effective in lowering your blood pressure, it is recommended that you take this drug while also making lifestyle changes - including diet and exercise - that will improve your cardiovascular health.