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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it true that taking midodrine before bed at nite can cause a stroke?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Midodrine: Midodrine is a vasoconstrictor typically used for patients with difficult neurally-mediated syncope or significant orthostasis . As such, it can drive the BP up higher. In someone with a volatile bp, such a drug could precipitate a very high BP that could increase ones risk for stroje.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can midodrine cause a stroke if you take midodrine before bed at nite?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: When pts have the indication, midodrine can raise BP by increase vessel tone. At night while lying down BP goes up due to increase return. Midodrine can further increase the BP if given too close to bed and in susceptible pts, can cause a spike in BP and cause a stroke.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2016


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