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Generic: midodrine
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It is used to treat low blood pressure in patients who have symptoms like dizziness when going from a sitting to a standing position.
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • awareness of heart beating
  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • irregular heartbeat, palpitations, or chest pain
  • pounding in the ears
  • skin rash, hives

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in heart rate
  • chills
  • goose bumps
  • increased need to urinate
  • itching
  • stomach pain
  • tingling in the skin or scalp

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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