A 38-year-old member asked:
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is it true that taking midodrine before bed at nite can cause a stroke?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Mar 12, 2016
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