Question - What drugs are vasodilators?

Answered by: Cynthia Long  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 16-06-2022  |  Views: 1100  |  Total Questions: 14

Advertisement. Some drugs used to treat hypertension, such as calcium channel blockers — which prevent calcium from entering blood vessel walls — also dilate blood vessels. But the vasodilators that work directly on the vessel walls are hydralazine and minoxidil. Aims. Compared with other non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin is not correlated to hypertension. It has been shown that aspirin has unique vasodilator action in vivo, offering an explanation for the unique blood pressure effect of aspirin. The most commonly used vasodilators are nitroprusside, nitroglycerin, and hydralazine. Vasodilators are medicines that dilate (widen) blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily through. Some act directly on the smooth muscle cells lining the blood vessels. Vasodilators are used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina and heart failure.

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/choice-of-drug-therapy-in-primary-essential-hypertension

Thiazide-type diuretics and beta-adrenergic blockers as first-line drug treatments for hypertension.

https://www.medicinenet.com/vasodilators_drug_class_side_effects_list_of_names/article.htm

Examples of pulmonary vasodilators include: Oxygen. Nitric oxide. Nitroprusside (Nipride, Nitropress) Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra) Tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis) Bosentan (Tracleer)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-are-the-effects-of-a/

At intoxicating levels, alcohol is a vasodilator (it causes blood vessels to relax and widen), but at even higher levels, it becomes a vasoconstrictor, shrinking the vessels and increasing blood pressure, exacerbating such conditions as migraine headaches and frostbite.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-that-increase-blood-flow

Leafy Greens. Leafy greens like spinach and collard greens are high in nitrates, which your body converts into nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator. Eating nitrate-rich foods may help improve circulation by dilating blood vessels, allowing your blood to flow more easily.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijvm/2010/834060/

Direct Effects. Caffeine, by acting on the VSMC, generates a minimal initial contraction and then a significant vasodilator effect.

https://www.healthline.com/health/high-blood-pressure-hypertension-medication

Diuretics. Diuretics are some of the most commonly used drugs for treating high blood pressure. They help the kidneys get rid of excess water and sodium, or salt.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/beta-blockers/art-200445

Beta blockers, also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are medications that reduce your blood pressure. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. Beta blockers cause your heart to beat more slowly and with less force, which lowers blood pressure.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/veterinary-science-and-veterinary-medicine/tachycardia

Tachycardia and fluid retention occur to compensate for drug-induced vasodilation. In addition, flushing, headache, and hypotension occur because of vasodilation. Because arterial vasodilators cause reflex tachycardia, these drugs can exacerbate angina or myocardial ischemia.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-you-want-to-avoid-2-types-of-blood-pressure-meds

Both Yancy and Clements point out that those medications include: thiazide diuretics (chlorthalidone, hydrochlorothiazide) ACE inhibitors (benazepril, zofenopril, lisinopril, and many others) calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, diltiazem) angiotensin II receptor blockers (losartan, valsartan)

https://www.healthline.com/health/vasodilation

Increasing age is associated with a decrease in function of blood vessels, including vasodilation. This can contribute to the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart disease and stroke.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320793.php

In addition, trying one or more of the following may help improve circulation: Maintaining a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight helps promote good circulation. Jogging. Practicing yoga. Eating oily fish. Drinking tea. Keeping iron levels balanced.

https://www.healthline.com/health/diuretics

Diuretics, also called water pills, are medications designed to increase the amount of water and salt expelled from the body as urine. There are three types of prescription diuretics. They're often prescribed to help treat high blood pressure, but they're used for other conditions as well.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9661569

Tramadol reduces the sweating, vasoconstriction, and shivering thresholds. The analgesic tramadol inhibits the neuronal reuptake of norepinephrine and 5-hydroxytryptamine, facilitates 5-hydroxytryptamine release, and activates mu-opioid receptors.

https://brainmd.com/blog/is-caffeine-bad-for-you/

Granted, caffeine can lead to temporary increased alertness, and sports medicine research does promote it as an athletic performance enhancer under certain conditions. However, excessive caffeine every day also constricts blood flow to your brain and many other organs.