Apresoline Teaching 1733

SN instructed in new medication Apresoline ( Hydralazine ), its uses as a vasodilator to decrease BP and common side effects such as; Headache, anorexia, dizziness, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations, tachycardia, angina pectoris. Patient was instructed on the signs and symptoms of hypotension that may happen in a few seconds or minutes of standing up after been sitting or lying down. It feel like fainting. Signs include: dizziness, blurry vision, confusion, weakness and nausea. Those symptoms go away if sitting or lying down for few minutes until the blood pressure adjusts to normal.