What is Droxidopa?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Northera

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Droxidopa has Orphan Drug Status in the US for treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension associated with Parkinson’s Disease, Pure Autonomic Failure and Multiple System Atrophy.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
4
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Droxidopa

Side effect Patients
Acid reflux 1
Confusion 1
Elevated blood pressure 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Droxidopa

Dosage Patients
100 mg three times daily 1
300 capsule(s) three times daily 1
300 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Droxidopa

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Droxidopa

Duration

Currently taking Droxidopa

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Droxidopa

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Droxidopa after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fludrocortisone (Florinef) 3
Midodrine (ProAmatine) 2
Pyridostigmine (Mestinon) 1

Patients stopped taking Droxidopa and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Midodrine (ProAmatine) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Droxidopa.