Compare Hydralazine vs. Isordil

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Relieves chest pain.

Isosorbide dinitrate is good for chest pain, but you have to be able to stick to your dosing schedule or it won't work as well.

2.8/ 5 average rating with 46 reviewsforIsordil
Upsides
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  • Treats and prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) from the narrowing of heart blood vessels (coronary artery disease).
Downsides
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  • You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.
  • Headaches are normal with this medicine and they go away as your body gets used to it, but they can be severe or not tolerable for some people.
Used for
  • Essential hypertension
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Price
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Reviews
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46 reviews so far
46%
saidit'sworth it
24%
saiditworked well
20%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Hydralazine FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Isordil (Isosorbide Dinitrate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Low blood pressure
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Taking drugs for erectile dysfunction
    • Alcohol use
  • Tolerance
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