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Can midodrine cause a stroke?

Can midodrine cause a stroke?

Possibly: Since this medication raises blood pressure an excessive response could occur with the potential for a stroke. I believe this medication is not currently available on the U.S.

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Can midodrine cause a stroke if you take midodrine before bed at nite?

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

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

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

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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Can a midodrine overdose cause any permanent damage?

Can a midodrine overdose cause any permanent damage?

Potentially: This stuff is used to raise blood pressure, especially in folks with orthostatic hypotension (BP drops when they stand up) overdosing can cause severe elevation of BP and severe drop in heart rate. Those things can cause significant difficulties. It can also cause erythema multiforme, which can also be deadly. So if you have a stroke, or heart block, or deadly skin reaction...That sound awful.

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Can midodrine cause pvcs?

Can midodrine cause pvcs?

Indirectly: Midodrine can raise your blood pressure, which can lead to PVC's. The subjective sensation of PVC's may be enhanced by anxiety (a side effect of midodrine). Everyone gets PVC's, mostly they're not noticed.

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Midodrine for dysautonomia, makes me feel really cold and shaky will it cause hypothermia?

Midodrine: No - misodrine effects the vascular system causing the blood vessels to tighten to promote higher blood pressure. The vascular constriction may leave you feeling cold.

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Does midodrine cause coronary vasospasm like dihydroergotamine?

Does midodrine cause coronary vasospasm like dihydroergotamine?

Absolutely not!: Different drug. Different mechanism. Different adverse reactions! midodrine doesn't cause coronary vasospasm.

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Will midodrine reduce the amount of blood in the brain and cause problems?

Will midodrine reduce the amount of blood in the brain and cause problems?

No: Midorine is a medication used to treat symptomatic low blood pressure which may be causing faintness. If any thing it will restore the appropriate amount of blood to brain and all other organs.

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Will midodrine cause any vasoconstriction of coronary arteries aswell?

Will midodrine cause any vasoconstriction of coronary arteries aswell?

No evidence seen: Mididrine is an alpha1-agonist and exerts its actions via activation of the alpha-adrenergic receptors of the arteriolar and venous vasculature, producing an increase in vascular tone and elevation of blood pressure. There is some recent evidence in animal coronaries there are Alpha and beta receptors in large coronaries and beta in small coronaries, but no data avialabe for midodrine.

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Male 22. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Resting hr 50-70. Need midodrine 2.5 will it cause bradycardia bad?

Male 22. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Resting hr 50-70. Need midodrine 2.5 will it cause bradycardia bad?

Slow pulse is rare: More common side effects include blurred vision, cardiac awareness, headache, pounding in the ears. It is good that you are attentive to side effects. Report intolerable effects to your prescriber. Hoping you have good relief.

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Proamatine (midodrine) dosage for low bp?

Proamatine (midodrine) dosage for low bp?

Depends: Dosage usually three times a day. Start at 2.5 mg three times a day and can titrate up to 10 mg three times. Want to stabilize blood pressure without making the pressure too high. So titrate to BP and symtoms. I usually titrate to the lowest dose that resolves symptoms.

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Which vessles does midodrine vasoconstrict?

Which vessles does midodrine vasoconstrict?

Small vessels: Small vessels in the internal organs including the brain and the heart.

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Does taking midodrine affect people with diabetes?

Does taking midodrine affect people with diabetes?

See below: No direct effect on diabetes. It might decrease the effectiveness of some of the diabetes medications (metformin, metformin/sulfonylurea, metformin/sitaglitin...) but that's about it.

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Can taking midodrine affect someone with diabetes?

Can taking midodrine affect someone with diabetes?

Not usually: Except for an interaction with metformin, there should be no special effect for people who have diabetes.

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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