Midodrine

Midodrine

 

General English name: Midodrine

Brand: Bramox, Gutron

Application: Low blood pressure (low blood pressure when standing) due to dysfunction of the nervous system

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medication forms of midodrine

Medodrine Medication Information

The correct amount and method of taking Midodrine

Contraindications to the use of midodrine

Midodrine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Midodrine on driving

Medication interference

Midodrine Warning

Side effects of midodrine

Common side effects of midodrine

Rare side effects of midodrine

Complications of Midodrine Overdose (Midodrine Poisoning)

Storage conditions of Midodrine

 

 

 

 

 

Medication forms of midodrine

Tablet

 

Medodrine Medication Information

Midodrine is used to treat low blood pressure when standing or sitting. This condition is known as local hypertension or artostatic hypertension. Lowering blood pressure while standing can cause dizziness or weakness. It can also put you at risk for other symptoms such as darkening of the eyes, weakness or tiredness (feeling tired), nausea, vomiting and headaches. .

Local hypertension can have a variety of causes, for example it may be due to the use of certain medications or diseases such as diarrhea (dehydration) and vomiting Our disease is (vomiting). If you have the disease, standing or sitting quietly can help manage your symptoms. Local hypertension may be due to an underlying condition in your nervous system, such as Parkinson's disease or peripheral neuropathy.

Midodrine is used when severe symptoms are caused by a nervous system problem and other treatments do not help. Midodrine stimulates certain parts of the nervous system (alpha receptors) that affect the contraction of your blood vessels. As your blood vessels narrow, your blood pressure rises, which stops dizziness or fatigue when you stand up.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Midodrine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Midodrine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your cardiologist has told you. Midodrine is given in different doses, usually starting with a 2.5 mg tablet three times a day, and your doctor may increase the dose in the following weeks. The maximum allowable dose is 10 mg three times a day.

Take midodrine tablets regularly and at a set time with some water. Take your last dose at least 4 hours before bedtime.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of midodrine

Pay attention to the expiration date of midodrine and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give Midodrine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with midodrine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Midodrine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Taking midodrine during pregnancy may be dangerous to the health of the fetus.

 

The effect of taking Midodrine on driving

Midodrine can not make you drowsy, you do not need to avoid driving.

 

 Medication interference

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause high blood pressure, including cough and cold medicines, supplements and painkillers (such as ibuprofen and naproxen).

 

 Midodrine Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking midodrine:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If your blood pressure is high.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease.
  • If you have hyperthyroidism.
  • If you have a nervous system problem.
  • If you have prostate problems or urination.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, it also affects your eyesight.
  • If you have glaucoma (glaucoma - increased pressure inside the eye).
  • If you have a adrenal tumor (pheochromocytoma).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of midodrine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

 

Common side effects of midodrine

Pain when urinating

Itchy scalp

 

Rare side effects of midodrine

Feeling sick, nausea, indigestion

High blood pressure while sleeping: If you have symptoms of high blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat (heartbeat), shortness of breath, headache or blurred vision, be sure to see your doctor.

Headache

Problems urinating

Shivering, tingling or itching of the skin, skin irritation, swelling or sore mouth

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Midodrine.

 

Complications of Midodrine Overdose (Midodrine Poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Midodrine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

The Midorin tablet can can be used up to 8 weeks after opening.

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