What is Midodrine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Midodrine is used in the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension (drop in blood pressure upon standing). It is also used in the management of urinary incontinence.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 46 14
Orthostatic hypotension 37 18
Fainting 5 1
Hypotension 5 2
Orthostatic postural hypotension 5 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 10
Moderate 8
Mild 12
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Midodrine

Side effect Patients
Scalp tingling 4
Goosebumps 3
Abdominal pain 2
Dizziness 2
Fatigue 2
Head tingling 2

Show all 31 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Midodrine

Dosage Patients
5 mg three times daily 5
5 mg twice daily 3
5 mg daily 2
7.5 mg daily 2
10 mg three times daily 2
15 mg three times daily 2
2.5 mg daily 1
2.5 mg twice daily 1
15 mg daily 1
6.25 mg three times daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Midodrine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 19
Did not seem to work 11
Doctor's advice 6
Other 5
Personal research 2
Expense 1
See all 29 patients who've stopped taking Midodrine

Duration

Currently taking Midodrine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Midodrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 11
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 18
Not specified 21

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Midodrine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fludrocortisone (Florinef) 3
Pyridostigmine (Mestinon) 1

Patients stopped taking Midodrine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fludrocortisone (Florinef) 5
Droxidopa (Northera) 2
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Ivabradine (Corlanor) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Midodrine

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Feb 05, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for orthostatic hypotension)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: I use a reminder app on my phone, Medisafe that once I programed my medication in, helps remind me to take my medication on time as well as refill my prescription before I run out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for vasovagal syncope)
  • Side effects
    Severe (chest tightness, heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Mar 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: useless

  • 0 helpful marks
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