Ashwagandha is often considered a natural remedy for high blood pressure, by virtue of being a potent stress reliever and it is a known fact that when stress levels plummet, the chances of being attacked by high blood pressure also diminish considerably.
Cyanide toxicity::: altered mental status + metabolic acidosis + seizures... be careful using NITROPRUSSIDE because it's side effect is cyanide toxicity... Nitroprusside is a potent vasodilator used in hypertensive emergencies... do not use it in patients with renal failure as it will accumulate... cease the nitroprusside and start sodium thiosulfate... The goal in HTNsive emergencies is to lover diastolic to 100 over 2-6 hours, total drop in BP should be no more than 25% of the initial…
Drugs Used in Hypertensive Emergencies: Vasodilators (dilate vessels to increase diameter) and Adrenergic Inhibitors (suppresses nervous system mechanisms that raise blood pressure). Article citation: Horne, E. M., & Gordon, P. M. (2009). Taking aim at hypertensive crises. Nursing, 39(3), 48-53. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/static?pageid=852940 #Hypertension #BloodPressure #NursingPharmacology #Antihypertensive
Phentolamine (Regitine) is a reversible nonselective alpha-adrenergic antagonist. Its primary action is vasodilation due to α1 blockade. It also can lead to reflex tachycardia because of hypotension and α2 inhibition, which increases sympathetic tone. The primary application for phentolamine is for the control of hypertensive emergencies, most notably due to pheochromocytoma.