|A drug used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.
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vasodilator agent Class
A racemate comprising equimolar amounts of (+)- and (
)-menthol. Both (
)- and (
)-menthol are used to relieve symptoms of conditions such as bronchitis and sinusitis. When applied to the skin, menthol dilates the blood vessels, giving a sensation of coldness followed by an analgesic effect that relieves itching. It is therefore used in creams and ointments for the relief of pruritis and urticaria.
A racemate consisting of equal amounts of (R,S,S,S)-nebivolol and (S,R,R,R)-nebivolol. A cardioselective beta blocker, it has vasodilatory activity but lacks intrinsic sympathomimetic and membrane-stabilising activity. It is used as the hydrochloride salt for the management of hypertension, and as an adjunct to standard therapy in elderly patients with stable chronic heart failure.
A racemate consisting of equimolar amounts of (R)- and (S)-nisoldipine. A calcium channel blocker, it is used in the treatment of hypertension and angina pectoris.
A racemate consisting of equal amounts of (R,S,S,S)- and (S,R,R,R)-nebivolol hydrochloride. A cardioselective beta-blocker, it has vasodilatory activity but lacks intrinsic sympathomimetic and membrane-stabilising activity. It is used as the hydrochloride salt for the management of hypertension, and as an adjunct to standard therapy in elderly patients with stable chronic heart failure.