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Side Effects Of Proamatine
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
With postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will midodrine mean more blood gets to heart and brain instead of pooling?
Yes: Midodrine helps to vasoconstrict and by so doing slightly increase the BP in the vessels that deliver blood to the brain. This improved blood supply to the level of the brainstem reduces the hyper stimulation of the adrenergic nervous system (less adrenal) which triggers much of the tachycardia seen in pots. ...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
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
many serious ones: I never prescribe Fosamax (alendronate) to my patients; i believe it is a bad drug. It commonly causes side effects like heartburn ; can cause serious side effects like osteonecrosis ; heart arrhythmias. Even worse, it can actually increase the risk of some fractures! see http://bit.Ly/1ba8a2t there are many better alternatives to strengthen one's bones. See http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more