Agent Name

Hydralazine

Alternative Name

Apresoline

CAS Number

86-54-4

Formula

C8-H8-N4

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Apresolin; Apresoline; Apressin; Aprezolin; C 5968; Ciba 5968; Hidralazin; Hydralazin; 1-Hydrazinophthalazine; Hypophthalin; Phthalazine, 1-hydrazino-; 1(2H)-Phthalazinone, hydrazone; 1-Phthalazinylhydrazine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Sources/Uses

A Peripheral vasodilator used as an antihypertensive agent; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Asthma and allergic contact dermatitis reported in pharmaceutical workers; [Malo] A skin sensitizer in the pharmaceutical industry; Patients often have cross-sensitivity with hydrazine; [Kanerva, p. 1155]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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