This medication is an antihypotensive and vasopressor, prescribed for orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when standing) and narrowing of the blood vessel, which leads to an increase in blood pressure. It is also prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome (condition characterized by low stamina, fatigue, muscle pain and depression).
Contraindicated in patients with severe organic heart disease (specific organ (heart) damaged by an event), acute renal (kidney) disease, urinary retention, neuro endocrine tumor of the medulla (cancer in adrenal gland) or excess production of thyroid hormone. It is not administered in patients with persistent and excessive supine hypertension (increased level of blood flow resistance).
Adult: PO- Orthostatic hypotension- 10 mg 3 times per day, last dose to be taken at least 4 hours before bedtime.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth as directed by your physician.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease (blood vessel problem or high blood pressure), liver disease, decrease in the level of thyroid hormone, diabetes, stroke, kidney impairment, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Caution needed for patients with visual complications like glaucoma (damage of the optic nerve).
• Most Common:
Chills, goose bumps, abdominal pain, dry mouth, facial flushing, decreased pulse rate and allergic reactions.
• Genitourinary: Frequent urination, retention of urine, impaired urination and pain during urination.
• Skin: Tingling and numbness.
• Eye: Visual defects.
• Central Nervous System: Confusion, nervousness, anxiety, dizziness and fainting.
• Respiratory : Shortness of breath.
Avoid excess dosage.
Oral: Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
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