Prescription onlyClass: Cardiovascular

Bidil

(hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate)

Prescription onlyClass: Cardiovascular
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Treats heart failure.

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Our bottom line

Adding Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) to the treatment of heart failure reduces the workload on your heart. It works especially well in African Americans.

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Upsides

  • Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) is the only heart failure medicine approved specifically for African Americans.
  • Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) can help improve symptoms of heart failure and keep your heart healthier.
  • You only need to take one pill instead of the two medicines in Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) separately.
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Downsides

  • Headaches and dizziness are very common side effects of Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate). These side effects should lessen over time but let your doctor know if they do not.
  • Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) is brand only and may be expensive. However, this combination medicine is available separately as generics.
  • The combination of two medicines can cause more side effects.
  • Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) does not replace your other heart failure medications. It is taken together with them.
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$306.50
How it works

The two medicines in Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) help your blood vessels relax and widen which helps your heart pump blood better.

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Dosage forms
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What to expect when you take Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) for Heart failure

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Side effect rates for Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate)

1044 From clinical trials of Bidil / Heart failure (20 mg/37.5 mg)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sinus infection
  • Fast heart rate
  • Prickling sensation
  • Vomiting
  • Lazy eye

Risks and Warnings for Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate)

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  • Bidil (hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate) can cause symptoms that look like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Tell your doctor if you notice a rash on your cheeks or other body parts or have muscle or joint pain. This is more likely to happen with larger doses over a longer period of time. Symptoms usually go away if you stop taking it.