Midodrine Hydrochloride is a direct-acting prodrug and sympathomimetic agent that shows antihypotensive properties. It is an active metabolite by deglycination reaction. This medication used as the active ingredient binds to and activates alpha-adrenergic receptors of the arteriolar and venous vasculature. It induces smooth muscle contraction and leads to an elevation of blood pressure. This medicine diffuses poorly across the blood-brain barrier, and it does not associate with effects on the central nervous system.
Class of Drugs – Alpha receptor agonist
Molecular Formula – C12H19ClN2O4
Molecular Weight - 290.74 g/mol
Working: This medicine Midodrine Hydrochloride constricts the blood vessels and promoting blood pressure. It is indicated to treat low blood pressure that causes severe dizziness or a light-headed feeling passing out. It may not improve the ability to perform daily activities.
Uses: It is approved for the treatment of certain people who have symptoms of low blood pressure when standing. This health condition also known as orthostatic hypotension. It is indicated in people whose daily activities are seriously affected by this condition. It is called a sympathomimetic i.e. alpha receptor agonist that acts on the blood vessels to raise blood pressure.
It is intended for the treatment low blood pressure that causes severe dizziness or a light-headed feeling. Midodrine Hydrochloride can only be used for when low blood pressure affects daily life. It also helps to improve daily activities.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given active component is an alpha receptor agonist used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Proamatine: 2.5 mg
Consume this medicine as exactly mentioned in the prescription by the doctor.
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