Loniten Uses

How Does Loniten Work?

Loniten works by relaxing and enlarging blood vessels in the body, allowing blood to flow more easily through the vessels. Because blood flows more easily, blood pressure lowers.

Can Children Use It?

Yes -- this medication is approved for use in children, including infants. However, using Loniten in children requires very careful dosing adjustments until an amount is found that controls blood pressure.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults can use Loniten; however, they may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug. Therefore, older adults are usually started on lower dosages, which are gradually increased to an effective amount.

Are There Off-Label Uses for Loniten?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than severe, uncontrolled hypertension. This is known as an "off-label" use. Using Loniten to treat hypertensive crisis (a life-threatening spike in blood pressure that is a medical emergency) is an example of an off-label use.
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Loniten Medication Information

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