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Hydralazine causes dilation of the walls of blood vessels and is sometimes used to treat hypertension.
Supplementation Likely Helpful
Hydralazine is known to deplete the blood of vitamin B 6. Taking B 6supplements may prevent or reverse side effects of the medication.1,2
Supplementation Possibly Helpful
There is some evidence that hydralazine might impair the body's ability to manufacture the substance coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10).3 This suggests (but definitely does not prove) that taking CoQ 10 supplements may produce a beneficial effect.
The herb Coleus forskohlii relaxes blood vessels and might have unpredictable effects if combined with hydralazine.
Last reviewedAugust 2013by EBSCO CAM Review Board
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