midodrine (Orvaten, ProAmatine) (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if midodrine is excreted in breast milk. Due to the lack of safety data, midodrine should be used cautiously in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of midodrine treatment are tingling, tickling, burning or prickling sensation, supine and sitting hypertension, numbness and itching which mainly affects the scalp area, goose bumps, chills, urinary urge, urinary retention, and urinary frequency.

Rare side effects associated with midodrine treatment are weakness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, backache, canker sores, confusion, dizziness, dry skin, erythema, facial flushing, gas, upset stomach, heartburn, leg cramps, nausea, tiredness, and vision problems.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014


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