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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Midodrine Overdose

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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. ...Read more

Midodrine Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Symptoms of a midodrine overdose may include increased blood pressure (flushing, headache, pounding heartbeat, blurred vision), goosebumps, difficulty urination, a feeling of being cold, and loss of consciousness." REF: ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Midodrine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Midodrine overdose?

Midodrine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Symptoms of a midodrine overdose may include increased blood pressure (flushing, headache, pounding heartbeat, blurred vision), goosebumps, difficulty urination, a feeling of being cold, and loss of consciousness." REF: http://www. Rxlist. Com/proamatine-drug/patient-images-side-effects. Htm#overdose ...Read more

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What is the treatment for midodrine overdose?

What is the treatment for midodrine overdose?

Call Poison Control: If overdose is suspected, you should call your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Us residents can call the us national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Symptoms of overdose may include "goose bumps, " difficulty urinating, feeling cold.

Recommended general treatment, based on the pharmacology of the drug, making them vomit and giving an alpha-sympatholytic med. ...Read more

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Is there any drugs that increase blood pressure other than fludrocortisone and midodrine?

Is there any drugs that increase blood pressure other than fludrocortisone and midodrine?

Multiple: Many drugs have the side effect of increasing blood pressure, which can be accomplished by retaining salt and excess fluid (eg, fludrocortisone and other gluocorticoid and adrenocorticoid hormones), or by stimulating the autonomic nervous system (increasing heart rate and vasoconstriction). it is rarely indicated to increase blood pressure, usually we seek the benefits of a lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can a drug like midodrine that constricts SOME vessels and not all of them, can cause higher pressure on ALL vessels walls??

How can a drug like midodrine that constricts SOME vessels and not all of them, can cause higher pressure on ALL vessels walls??

Midodrine: Midodrine raises blood pressure through the arterial tree. Thus all blood vessel walls will experience higher pressure of this general elevation of BP. ...Read more

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Would it hurt a person to take 40mgs of midodrine at 1 time?

Would it hurt a person to take 40mgs of midodrine at 1 time?

Potentially: This stuff is used to raise blood pressure, especially in folks with orthostatic hypotension (BP drops when they stand up) the normal dose is 10 mg 3 times a day.....So I would be afraid of trying 40 mg at once. Most folks start slowly, and do not even take 10mg at a time...Some suggest starting with 2.5 mg....So I say no to 40mg! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does taking midodrine affect someone with diabetes?

Does taking midodrine affect someone with diabetes?

Midodrine&diabetes: Midodrine is used in orthostatic hypotension in diabetic patients, but it has no effect on blood glucose. ...Read more

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How much vasoconstriction does 2.5mg midodrine give?

Midodrine: People react differently to the same dose of drugs, you should discuss with the dr. Who knows you. ...Read more

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How can I be treated for ncs (syncope) with midodrine?

It depends: Midodrine is a medication which helps to raise blood pressure in patients who have a drop in their blood pressure as the cause of syncope. It will not treat all types of syncope and has it's own side effects. A specialist who knows your condition can determine whether midodrine is right for your condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vasovagal I was wondering about proamatine (midodrine)?

No: Vasovagal syncope is a benign condition. Midodrine is for orthostatic hypotension caused by various disease states. It also can have the side effect of INCREASING blood pressure the rest of the time. No reputable clinician will prescribe midodrine for vasovagal syncope. ...Read more

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Sometimes my sitting hr is 50-56 any move makes it back up 65-75. I have dysautonomia. Can I take midodrine 2.5mg or hr too slow?

Sometimes my sitting hr is 50-56 any move makes it back up 65-75. I have dysautonomia. Can I take midodrine 2.5mg or hr too slow?

Not necessarily: A slow heart rate by itself is not necessarily an issue. What is more important is the cause of the slow heart - which your pcp can evaluate. Mitodrine can treat dysautonomia in those patients who develop lightheadedness standing up. It will not affect the heart rate.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you use midodrine for neurocardiogenic syncope?

MidodrineMidodrine: Midodrine can help treat significant orthostasis in patent's with neuron radiogenic syncope. It helps stabilize the BP when postural changes are great. ...Read more

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Can you drink energy drinks while on midodrine?

Not a good idea: Both can raise your bp...The effects can be additive...Which is dangerous...So why would you want to do this?!? ...Read more

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Can you drink energy drinks while taking midodrine?

Energy drinks: Would try to avoid stimulant drinks when taking vasoconstricting medications without first gauging each's effect on one's bp. ...Read more

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Can you mix prednisone and midodrine?

Can you mix prednisone and midodrine?

Yes.: Both may positively impact blood pressure and protect against orthostatic hypotension (precarious drop in blood pressure in response to gravity) via different mechanisms ...Read more

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Dysautonomia pots, midodrine makes me feel dizzy and worse? 2.5mg why would this happen?

Side effects: All drugs have a potential for idiosyncratic potential adverse reactions. If I were you, I'd stop the midodrine. Try simple remedies like liberalizing your salt and water intake (eat daily potato chips and salted nuts and drink plenty of water with them). Good luck! ...Read more

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If you take 10mg midodrine how much is left in the body after 3-4hours 5mg?

If you take 10mg midodrine how much is left in the body after 3-4hours 5mg?

About half: Half life of midodrine is 3-4 hours so about half would be left although there are lots of variables that could affect the true levels. ...Read more

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Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

COZAR AND MIDODRIN: No these are two opposit medicines and should never be taken or prescribed together. Cozzar is used for high blood pressure and midodrine for low blood pressure. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) and midodrine - is this safe to take at the same time?

OK: There are no listed drug interactions - there is no contraindication. ...Read more

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