- Vasodilating Agents
- Accession Number
- DBCAT003676 (DBCAT000516)
Drugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.
Drug Drug Description Nitric Oxide A vasodilating agent used in the treatment of hypoxic respiratory failure in premature neonates. Nitroprusside A direct acting vasodilator used to treat hypertension, to induce controlled hypotension to reduce postoperative bleeding, and to manage acute heart failure. Sildenafil A phosphodiesterase inhibitor used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Milrinone An inotropic vasodilator agent used to treat acute, decompensated heart failure. Isradipine A dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker used for the treatment of hypertension. Theophylline A xanthine used to manage the symptoms of asthma, COPD, and other lung conditions caused by reversible airflow obstruction. Diltiazem A calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension and to manage chronic stable angina. Minoxidil An antihypertensive vasodilating agent used for resistant hypertension that is symptomatic or has caused end organ damage. Amlodipine A calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension and angina. Nimodipine A calcium channel blocker used to improve neurological outcomes in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured intracranial aneurysm. Nisoldipine A calcium channel blocker used as monotherapy or combined with other drugs for the treatment of hypertension. Rosiglitazone A thiazolidinedione indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to maintain glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. Propranolol A non-selective beta adrenergic antagonist used to treat hypertension, angina, atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, migraine, essential tremor, hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, and pheochromocytoma. Nicardipine A calcium channel blocker used for the short-term treatment of hypertension and chronic stable angina. Niacin A B vitamin used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and pellagra. Adenosine A medication used in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. Dyphylline A theophylline derivative used to treat asthma, bronchospasm, and COPD. Verapamil A non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker used in the treatment of angina, arrhythmia, and hypertension. Nicergoline For the treatment of senile dementia, migraines of vascular origin, transient ischemia, platelet hyper-aggregability, and macular degeneration. Nitroglycerin A nitrate vasodilator used to treat or prevent angina, treat hypertension, control heart failure in myocardial infarction, and to induce hypotension intraoperatively. Alprostadil A medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. Tolazoline A vasodilator used to treat pulmonary artery anomalies. Fenoldopam A dopamine D1 receptor agonist used for the short term management of hypertension. Pentoxifylline A methylxanthine derivative used to treat intermittent claudication caused by chronic occlusive arterial disease of the limbs. Tadalafil A phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor used to treat erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Vardenafil A phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor used to treat erectile dysfunction. Isosorbide dinitrate A vasodilator used to treat angina in coronary artery disease. Levosimendan For short term treatment of acutely decompensated severe chronic heart failure (CHF). Also being investigated for use/treatment in heart disease. Phenoxybenzamine An alpha adrenergic agonist used to treat pheochromocytoma and episodes of hypertension and sweating. Pindolol A beta adrenoceptor antagonist used to treat hypertension, edema, ventricular tachycardias, and atrial fibrillation. Dipyridamole A phosphodiesterase inhibitor used to prevent postoperative thromboembolic events. Isosorbide mononitrate A nitrate used to prevent and treat angina and to treat angina caused by coronary artery disease. Felodipine A calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension. Ergoloid mesylate A nootropic with an unknown mechanism of action indicated in individuals over sixty who manifest signs and symptoms of an idiopathic decline in mental capacity. Nitrendipine For the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension Perhexiline For the management of severe angina pectoris. Iloprost A synthetic prostacyclin analog indicated to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Papaverine An alkaloid used to treat many types of smooth muscle spasms such as "vascular spasms" associated with acute myocardial infarction and angina pectoris, as well as "visceral spasms". Nifedipine A dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker indicated for the management of several subtypes of angina pectoris, and hypertension. Trimethaphan For the controlled reduction of blood pressure during surgery and in the treatment of hypertensive emergencies. Amiodarone A class III antiarrhythmic indicated for the treatment of recurrent hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia and recurrent ventricular fibrillation. Diazoxide A non diuretic benzothiadiazine indicated for the management of hypoglycemia in patients who produce an excess of insulin caused by a variety of conditions. Carvedilol A non selective beta-adrenergic antagonist used to treat mild to severe chronic heart failure, hypertension, and left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction in clinically stable patients. Cilostazol An antiplatelet agent and vasodilator used for the symptomatic relief of intermittent claudication. Bepridil For the treatment of hypertension, and chronic stable angina (classic effort-associated angina). Hydralazine An antihypertensive agent used for the management of essential hypertension or severe hypertension associated with conditions requiring immediate action, heart failure, and pre-eclampsia or eclampsia . Mibefradil For the treatment of angina and high blood pressure. Theobromine theobromine is used as a vasodilator, a diuretic, and heart stimulant. And similar to caffeine, it may be useful in management of fatigue and orthostatic hypotension. Amrinone A positive inotropic agent and phosphodiesterase inhibitor used in the management of treatment of congestive heart failure. Oxprenolol A non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, arrhythmias, and anxiety. Amyl Nitrite A fast acting vasodilator used for rapid relief of angina pectoris. Erythrityl tetranitrate For the prevention of angina. Colforsin Potent activator of the adenylate cyclase system and the biosynthesis of cyclic AMP. From the plant Coleus forskohlii. Has antihypertensive, positive inotropic, platelet aggregation inhibitory, and smooth muscle relaxant activities;... Resveratrol Being investigated for the treatment of Herpes labialis infections (cold sores). Acetylcholine A parasympathomimetic neurotransmitter used to induce miosis of the iris in seconds after delivery of the lens in cataract surgery, in penetrating keratoplasty, iridectomy and other anterior segment surgery where rapid miosis may be required. N-(6-Aminohexyl)-5-Chloro-1-Naphthalenesulfonamide Not Available Prenylamine Prenylamine was withdrawn from the Canadian, US, and UK markets in 1988 due to concerns regarding cardiac arrhythmias. Cyclandelate A vasodilator used for the treatment of various blood vessel diseases, such as claudication and arteriosclerosis. Flunarizine A selective calcium-entry blocker used as migraine prophylaxis in patients with severe and frequent episodes who have not responded adequately to more common treatments. Celiprolol Celiprolol is indicated for the management of mild to moderate hypertension and effort-induced angina pectoris. Nebivolol A beta blocking agent used to treat hypertension and aid in the management of heart failure. Enoximone For the treatment of congestive heart failure. Beraprost For the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Ibudilast For the treatment of multiple sclerosis, asthma, and cerebrovascular disease. Nylidrin A vasodilator used to treat patients with peripheral vascular disorders, and elderly patients with symptoms associated with organic mental disorders. Pentaerythritol tetranitrate Used for the treatment of angina pectoris . Calcitonin gene-related peptide Investigated for use/treatment in myocardial infarction, heart disease, and asthma. Dotarizine Investigated for use/treatment in migraine and cluster headaches. Tezosentan Investigated for use/treatment in congestive heart failure, liver disease, and heart disease. Xylometazoline A direct acting sympathomimetic agent used for the symptomatic treatment of nasal congestion and minor inflammation due to allergies or colds. Betahistine An antivertigo agent used for the reduction of episodes of vertigo association with Ménière's disease. Drotaverine Used in the treatment of functional bowel disorders and alleviating pain in renal colic. Pinacidil Pinacidil is a cyanoguanidine drug that acts by opening ATP-sensitive potassium channels, leading to peripheral vasodilatation of arterioles and decreasing peripheral vascular resistance. The above processes result in reduced blood... Isoxsuprine A beta-adrenergic agonist used in the symptomatic treatment of cerebrovascular insufficiency, peripheral vascular disease of arteriosclerosis obliterans, thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) and Raynaud's disease. Inositol nicotinate A vasodilator and source of niacin found in dietary supplements. Indenolol Indenolol is a drug of the beta-adrenergic blocker class. Ifenprodil Ifenprodil is a selective NMDA receptor (glutamate) antagonist. Eperisone Eperisone is an antispasmodic drug which relaxes both skeletal muscles and vascular smooth muscles, and demonstrates a variety of effects such as reduction of myotonia, improvement of circulation, and suppression... Trimetazidine Trimetazidine is indicated for use in angina pectoris. Xanthinol A vasodilatory niacin found in diet supplements. Moxisylyte By the WHO, moxisylyte is indicated for the symptomatic management of sequelae of cerebral infarction or hemorrhage. The cerebral infarction is characterized by the blockage of the artery either by... Trimazosin Trimazosin is a sympatholytic alpha blocker. Nicorandil Indicated for the prevention and treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris and reduction in the risk of acute coronary syndromes. Benidipine Benidipine is a potent and long-lasting drug indicated for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, renoparenchymal hypertension and angina pectoris. Molsidomine The indications for use of molsidomine include ischemic heart disease, angina, chronic heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension [L1370, L1371]. Trapidil Used in the treatment of chronic stable angina . Imolamine Imolamine is indicated for the treatment of angina pectoris. The hydrochloride form is used as a local anesthetic. Pimobendan Not Annotated Anisodamine Anisodamine has been investigated for the treatment of Intestinal Diseases. Bradykinin Bradykinin has been investigated for the basic science and treatment of Hypertension and Diabetes Type 2. Vinpocetine Vinpocetine has been investigated for the treatment of Epilepsy. Simendan Simendan is under investigation in clinical trial NCT00527059 (Renal Effects of Levosimendan in Patients Admitted With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure). Puerarin Puerarin has been investigated for the treatment of Alcohol Abuse. Dopexamine Dopexamine has been used in trials studying the diagnostic and treatment of Free Flap, Oral Cancer, Hypotension, Septic Shock, and Head and Neck Cancer. Urapidil Urapidil has been investigated for the treatment of Hypertension During Pre-Eclampsia. Bucindolol Bucindolol has been investigated in Heart Failure. Cafedrine Cafedrine is under investigation in clinical trial NCT01311414 (Effect of Cafedrine/Theodrenaline and Urapidil on Cerebral Oxygenation). Bamifylline Bamifylline is a selective A1 adenosine receptor antagonist. Bamethan Not Annotated Flosequinan Flosequinan was approved in the USA and the UK for a year prior to being withdrawn from the market due to increased mortality in chronic heart failure patients, found in... Hexobendine Hexobendine is a medication used to cause vasodilation, to treat several conditions including angina pectoris. It has not been approved in the United States or the United Kingdom, but has... Carbocromen Carbocromen was marketed for use in Germany as a vasodilator, however, it has been discontinued due to the risk of arrhythmia development . Ibopamine Not Annotated Suloctidil Not Annotated Dihydroergocristine An ergot alkaloid used to delay progressive mental decline in conditions like Alzheimer's. Vincamine Vincamine is a monoterpenoid indole alkaloid obtained from the leaves of Vinca minor with a vasodilatory property. Studies indicate that vincamine increases the regional cerebral blood flow. Dihydroergocryptine Not Annotated Oxyfedrine Not Annotated Linsidomine Not Annotated Nicofuranose Not Annotated Endralazine Not Annotated Cadralazine Not Annotated Bencyclane A vasodilator agent found to be effective in a variety of peripheral circulation disorders. It has various other potentially useful pharmacological effects. Its mechanism may involve block of calcium channels. Buflomedil Not Annotated Naftidrofuryl Not Annotated Butalamine Not Annotated Dilazep Not Annotated Cetiedil Not Annotated Lidoflazine Not Annotated Vinburnine Not Annotated Bufylline Not Annotated Etafenone Etafenone is a vasodilator. Treprostinil A prostacyclin vasodilator for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension to relieve exercise associated symptoms and to prevent clinical deterioration after stopping epoprostenol. Bosentan A dual endothelin receptor antagonist used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Epoprostenol A vasodilator and platelet aggregation inhibitor used for the management of primary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension in patients with heart failure. Ambrisentan A selective type A endothelin receptor antagonist used to treat primary pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension based on diagnostic classifications. Riociguat A stimulator of soluble guanylate cyclase indicated for the management of persistent or recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Macitentan An endothelin receptor antagonist used to manage pulmonary arterial hypertension to delay disease progression. Selexipag A non prostanoid IP prostacyclin receptor agonist used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Udenafil Investigated for use/treatment in erectile dysfunction and hypertension. Mirodenafil Mirodenafil has been used in trials studying the treatment and supportive care of Kidney Diseases, Urologic Diseases, Renal Insufficiency, Erectile Dysfunction, and Male Erectile Dysfunction. Avanafil A phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor used to treat erectile dysfunction. Fostamatinib A spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia after attempting one other treatment. Lefradafiban For the treatment of unstable angina. Alferminogene tadenovec Investigated for use/treatment in angina, coronary artery disease, and heart disease. Ranolazine An anti-anginal drug used for the treatment of chronic angina. Propatyl nitrate Not Annotated Methylpropylpropanediol dinitrate Not Annotated Tenitramine Not Annotated Trolnitrate Not Annotated Agmatine Agmatine is being studied experimentally for several indications such as cardioprotection, diabetes, decreased kidney function, neuroprotection (stroke, severe CNS injuries, epilepsy, glaucoma, and neuropathic pain), and psychiatric conditions (depression, anxiety,... Aranidipine Aranidipine has been used for many years to treat angina pectoris and hypertension. Azelnidipine For the treatment of hypertension. Barnidipine Indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate essential hypertension and management of chronic stable angina. Caroverine Not Annotated Cilnidipine Cilnidipine is indicated for the management of hypertension for end-organ protection. It is reported to be useful in elderly patients and in those with diabetes and albuminuria. Cilnidipine has been... Cinnarizine For the treatment of vertigo/meniere's disease, nausea and vomiting, motion sickness and also useful for vestibular symptoms of other origins. Clevidipine A dihydropyridine L-type calcium channel blocker used to lower blood pressure when oral antihypertensive therapy is not feasible or not desirable. Darodipine Darodipine is a calcium channel blocker. Efonidipine For the treatment of hypertension. Fendiline Fendiline is a coronary vasodilator which inhibits calcium function in muscle cells in excitation-contraction coupling. It has been proposed as an antiarrhythmic and antianginal agent. Fendiline is non-selective. Fish oil A source of essential fatty acids used as a source of calories in parenteral nutrition and as a dietary supplement. Gallopamil Gallopamil has been used in trials studying the treatment of Asthma. Lacidipine Indicated for the treatment of hypertension either alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, including β-adrenoceptor antagonists, diuretics, and ACE-inhibitors . Lercanidipine For the treatment of Hypertension, management of angina pectoris and Raynaud's syndrome Magnesium sulfate A drug used to treat convulsions during pregnancy, nephritis in children, magnesium deficiency, and tetany. Manidipine For the treatment of hypertension. Levomenthol An organic compound used to treat mild to moderate muscle and joint pain. Naftopidil Naftopidil has been investigated for the treatment of Disorder of Urinary Stent. Niguldipine Niguldipine is a calcium channel blocker drug (CCB) with a1-adrenergic antagonist properties. Niludipine Niludipine is a calcium channel blocker. Nilvadipine For the management of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Otilonium Not Annotated Pinaverium A spasmolytic agent used for the symptomatic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional disorders of the biliary tract. Pregabalin An anticonvulsant drug used to treat neuropathic pain conditions and fibromyalgia, and for the treatment of partial onset seizures in combination with other anticonvulsants. Seletracetam Investigated for use/treatment in epilepsy. Terodiline Not Annotated Tetrahydropalmatine Tetrahydropalmatine is under investigation in clinical trial NCT02118610 (Treatment of Schizophrenia With L-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP): a Novel Dopamine Antagonist With Anti-inflammatory and Antiprotozoal Activity). Ziconotide An N-type calcium channel antagonist used to manage patients with severe chronic pain who cannot tolerate, or who have not responded adequately to other treatments such as intrathecal morphine and systemic analgesics. Prazosin An alpha-blocker that causes a decrease in total peripheral resistance and is used to treat hypertension. Ketamine A rapid-acting general anesthetic and NMDA receptor antagonist used for induction of anesthesia diagnostic and surgical procedures typically in combination with a muscle relaxant. Phentolamine An alpha adrenergic antagonist used to reverse soft tissue anesthesia. Fluoxetine A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia, OCD, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, panic disorder, and bipolar I. Citalopram A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used in the treatment of depression. Labetalol An alpha and beta adrenergic antagonist used to treat hypertension, angina, and sympathetic overactivity syndrome. Dexverapamil Not Annotated Dexpropranolol Not Available Nicotinyl alcohol A direct-acting peripheral vasodilator that causes flushing and may decrease blood pressure. It is used in vasospasm and threatened gangrene. [PubChem] Fasudil Fasudil has been investigated in Carotid Stenosis. Isosorbide A vasodilator used for the prevention and treatment of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. Nitrate Not Annotated Anagrelide A platelet-reducing agent used to treat thrombocythemia, and its related complications, secondary to myeloproliferative neoplasms. Doxofylline Indicated for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchial asthma and pulmonary disease with spastic bronchial component. Angiotensin 1-7 TXA127 has been investigated for the treatment of Miscellaneous Peripheral Blood Cell Abnormalities. Cinepazide Cinepazide has been used in trials studying the treatment of Ischemic Stroke. Atrial natriuretic peptide Not Annotated Erythritol Erythritol is a four-carbon sugar that is found in algae, fungi, and lichens. It is twice as sweet as sucrose and can be used as a coronary vasodilator.
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