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Midodrine
(Generic alternative to Proamatine)

Formulation : Tablet (Scored)

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No Brand Alternative Available

No brand alternative is available for this drug.

What is Proamatine /Midodrine used for?

Proamatine is used to treat low blood pressure, by causing the blood vessels to tighten.

How should Proamatine /Midodrine be stored?

Keep Proamatine at room temperature and keep away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Proamatine/Midodrine ?

Always follow the directions your doctor has given you when taking Proamatine. Take with a full glass of water. Proamatine may be taken with or without food.

When should Proamatine /Midodrine not be taken?

Avoid using Proamatine if you have: heart or blood vessel problems; high blood pressure; kidney problems; difficulty urinating; pheochromocytoma; or over active thyroid.

What precautions should I follow when taking Proamatine /Midodrine ?

Proamatine may cause an excessive increase in blood pressure, especially if you are lying down. Be sure to contact your doctor immediately if you experience an unusual awareness of heartbeats, pounding in the ears, headache, or blurred vision, as these may all be symptoms of increased blood pressure. Contact your doctor if you experience decreased pulse rate, increased dizziness, fainting, or an unusual awareness of heartbeats as these may be signs of a slowed heart rate.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Proamatine /Midodrine ?

Let your doctor know if you have liver problems, visual disturbances, diabetes, or glaucoma before taking Proamatine. Proamatine can cause increased blood pressure especially when lying down. You should take your last dose of Proamatine at least 3-4 hours before you go to bed. Certain prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines may cause an increase in blood pressure which can become dangerous if taken with Proamatine. Do not take any prescription or non prescription medications or herbal products, especially cough, cold, or allergy products, weight loss products, asthma or respiratory medicines, migraine headache medicines, heart or blood pressure medicines, or antidepressants without first talking to your doctor. It is not known if Proamatine is harmful to an unborn child. Do not take Proamatine before discussing the risks and benefits or taking the medication during pregnancy. It is not known if Proamatine can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing child. Do not take Proamatine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan on breast-feeding.

When should Proamatine /Midodrine not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: an allergic reaction; irregular heartbeats, fluttering feeling in the chest, or chest pain; signs of increased blood pressure; or signs of slowed heart rate.

Less severe side effects may include: chills or goosebumps; itching or tingling of the skin; increased need to urinate or difficulty with urination; feeling of pressure or fullness in the head; dryness of the mouth; or nervousness or anxiety.

Other: None.

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