midodrine - oral, ProAmatine
GENERIC NAME: MIDODRINE - ORAL (MY-doh-dreen)
BRAND NAME(S): ProAmatine
WARNING: Midodrine should only be used in carefully selected patients. When you are lying on your back, this medication causes a significant increase in blood pressure. Your blood pressure will be monitored carefully during treatment.
USES: This medication is used for certain patients who have symptoms of low blood pressure when standing. This condition is also known as orthostatic hypotension. Midodrine is used in people whose daily activities are severely affected by this condition, even after other treatments are used (e.g., support stockings). It is known as a sympathomimetic (alpha receptor agonist) that acts on the blood vessels to raise blood pressure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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