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Medicine For Proamatine Allergy
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 benefit of a lower blood pressure. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
How can a drug like midodrine that constricts SOME vessels and not all of them, can cause higher pressure on ALL vessels walls ??
My doctors have prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for the anxiety and midodrine for the ncs. Are these medicines okay to take together?
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
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
Midodrine use: Midodrine (m) is used to treat low blood pressure. It works by stimulating nerve endings in blood vessels, causing the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, blood pressure is increased. It would be unusual to have both m and Cozaar (losartan) (c) used together, as c treats hypertension. Ask the physician (p) who treating the patient what the p is thinking if both m and c are being used together. ...Read more
Midodrine: People react differently to the same dose of drugs, you should discuss with the dr. Who knows you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
OK: There are no listed drug interactions - there is no contraindication. ...Read more
Combo warnings: The interaction checker I use in my office showed no problem due to the alcohol, nor any effect on the alcohol level...But it did warn that these two drugs when taken together ( with or without alcohol) can significantly and perhaps dangerously raise your blood pressure! a good reminder to all to watch about mixing any meds due to potential side effects which can be a real danger. ...Read more
Im on 5mg midodrine for pots. Will this block my vessles vasodilating in the heat as heat makes me worse.
Alcohol is a vasodilator and midodrine vasoconstrictor, if you took both which would win and how do you know?
Just started my midodrine for dysautonomia. When i feel my pulse i can't feel it as much is this from vasoconstriction? I feel better!
My heart dr said if I went up on midodrine to 10 MG in the morning and stay on 5 mg through the day it will slow my heart rate down is that true?
In theory no.: Clearly, based on the number of meds you're taking for orthostatic hypotension, you have a fairly intractable condition. While midodrine exerts its effects by increasing the tone (constriction) of blood vessels, it doesn't THEORETICALLY increase heart rate. However, experience may tell your cardiologist otherwise, so please defer to her expertise. ...Read more