What Medications May Treat Hypotension?

Midodrine 

Midodrine may help treat orthostatic hypotension. It seems that this condition is a sudden blood pressure drop upon standing. This medication may help stimulate nerve endings in blood vessels. Thus, the blood vessels should tighten. Ultimately, this medication should increase the patient's blood pressure, though patients may experience some side effects. Potential effects may include chills, skin tingling, frequent urination, and stomach pain. These appear to be common. This drug's less common side effects seem to include insomnia, dizziness, leg cramps, dry mouth, and drowsiness.

Patients may take this medication three times daily. However, doses seem to need to be at least three hours apart. Individuals should take their last dose before 6 p.m. as well. This medication does not seem to be suitable before naps or bedtime. This may be because it increases their blood pressure when lying down. Doctors seem to recommend raising the head of the bed to help. This medication appears to interact with beta-blockers and alpha-blockers. Patients may want to talk about their current medications with their doctor before taking this one to prevent other possible interactions.

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