Midodrine is used to treat and prevent low blood pressure.
Take midodrine as directed with a glass of water. Do not take within four hours of going to bed.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with midodrine including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. guarana) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Blurred vision, eye pain
|Tell your doctor|
Flushing, goosebumps, chills
Tingling or numbness
Peeing more often
Nausea, indigestion, dry mouth, mouth ulcers
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Pounding in ears, headache
|Tell your doctor if troublesome - sleep with your head raised|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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