hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (BiDil)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next regularly scheduled dose is within 2 hours, skip the dose you missed and take only the next dose. Do Not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (BiDil)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate overdose include a severe throbbing headache, difficult or slow breathing, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, dizziness, fainting, an irregular or slow heart beat, changes in vision, confusion, flushing, and seizures.
What should I avoid while taking hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate (BiDil)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities. Also, stand up slowly from a lying or sitting position.
Avoid alcohol. Alcohol also widens your blood vessels, and it can cause very low blood pressure, dizziness, and drowsiness. If you consume alcohol, you could endanger yourself or others.
Do not stop taking hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate suddenly. Talk to your doctor before you stop taking the drug completely.
What other drugs will affect hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate (BiDil)?
Before taking hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
You may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate written for health professionals that you may read.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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