Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Orvaten
  2. Proamatine


Midodrine is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension). It works by stimulating nerve endings in blood vessels, causing the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, blood pressure is increased.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although not specifically included in product labeling, midodrine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Low blood pressure (hypotension) caused by kidney dialysis.
  • Low blood pressure caused by certain medicines used to treat mental illness.
  • Low blood pressure in children with an infection.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet