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02-05-01 Vasodilator antihypertensive drugs

Hydralazine
Formulary
Tablets
Injection

Oral hydralazine may be used in combination with long-acting nitrates in patients with heart failure who are still symptomatic despite optimal therapy with ACE inhibitor and beta blocker or when ACE inhibitors and ARBs are contra-indicated or not tolerated.

Not to be used as monotherapy (causes tachycardia and fluid retention). (BNF)

Link  Adult Loading Doses Policy
 

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Iloprost
Formulary
Injection

unlicensedunlicensed

For use in rheumatology patients, see attached guidelines.
Link  Guideline for the use of intravenous iloprost in rheumatology patients
 

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Sildenafil
Formulary
Tablets (Revatio)
Suspension (paediatric use) unlicensedunlicensed

Formulary for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

For erectile dysfunction, see chapter 7.4.5.

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Sodium Nitroprusside
Formulary
Intravenous infusion

unlicensedunlicensed

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Ambrisentan
Non Formulary

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Bosentan Tracleer®
Non Formulary

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Diazoxide Eudemine®
Non Formulary
Injection (discontinued)
Tablets - see section 6.1.4




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Iloprost nebules Vantavis®
Non Formulary

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Minioxidil Loniten®
Non Formulary

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Minoxidil
Non Formulary

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Sitaxentan Sodium Thelin®
Non Formulary

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Tadalafil Adcirca®
Non Formulary

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Tolazoline
Non Formulary

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