Reserpine, Hydralazine, and Hydrochlorothiazide (Systemic)
Brand Names : Cam-Ap-Es, Cherapas, Ser-A-Gen, Seralazide, Ser-Ap-Es, Serpazide, Tri-Hydroserpine, Unipres
and hydrochlorothiazide (re-SER-peen,
hye-DRAL-a-zeen, and hye-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide) combinations
are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If
it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly.
This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting
in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also
increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur
if blood pressure is controlled.
Reserpine works by controlling nerve impulses along certain nerve pathways.
As a result, it acts on the heart and blood vessels to lower blood pressure.
Hydralazine works by relaxing blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood
to the heart while reducing its work load. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide
diuretic (water pill) that helps to reduce the amount of water in the body
by increasing the flow of urine. This also helps to lower blood pressure.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.