Metoprolol

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  • MIDODRINE – ORAL (MY-doh-dreen)
  • NOM(S) DE MARCA COMUNS - ProAmatine

ADVERTIMENT: Midodrine should only be used in carefully selected patients. When you are lying on your back, this medication causes a significant increase in blood pressure. Your blood pressure will be monitored carefully during treatment.

USOS: This medication is used for certain patients who have symptoms of low blood pressure when standing. This condition is also known as orthostatic hypotension. Midodrine is used in people whose daily activities are severely affected by this condition, even after other treatments are used (e.g., support stockings). It is known as a sympathomimetic (alpha receptor agonist) that acts on the blood vessels to raise blood pressure.

COM UTILITZAR:

  • Pren

    Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 3 times daily with at least 4 hours between doses or as directed by your doctor. Follow all your doctor’s instructions carefully. This drug is taken during daytime hours, when people stand most often. This medicine should not be taken after the evening meal or less than 4 hours before bedtime. Taking your dose is not recommended if you plan to lie down for a long time afterward (e.g., taking a nap).

  • Dosificació

    Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Usually, your doctor will start you at a low dose and gradually increase your dose in order to reduce side effects. Do not increase your dose or take it more frequently than prescribed.

  • Utilitzeu aquest medicament amb regularitat

    Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

  • Doctor

    Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. This drug should be continued only in those people whose symptoms improve during treatment.

EFECTES SECUNDARIS:

Skin tingling, chills, “goose bumps,” stomach pain, or urinary problems (strong/frequent urge to urinate, frequent urination, trouble urinating) may occur. Less common side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, or leg cramps. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Recordeu que el vostre metge li ha prescrit aquest medicament perquè ha considerat que el benefici per a vostè és més gran que el risc d'efectes secundaris. Moltes persones que fan servir aquest medicament no tenen efectes secundaris greus.

This medication can cause your blood pressure to increase, especially when you are lying down (supine hypertension). Stop taking midodrine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following signs of supine hypertension: pounding heartbeat, pounding in the ears, headache, blurred vision.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: slow heartbeat, unusual feeling in the chest, fainting, pressure/fullness in the head, confusion, anxiety, weakness, vision problems.

Una reacció al·lèrgica molt greu a aquest fàrmac és rara. Tanmateix, busqueu atenció mèdica immediata si observeu algun símptoma d'una reacció al·lèrgica greu, com ara: erupció cutània, picor/inflor (especialment a la cara/llengua/gola), marejos intensos, dificultat per respirar.

Aquesta no és una llista completa dels possibles efectes secundaris. Si observeu altres efectes no enumerats anteriorment, poseu-vos en contacte amb el vostre metge o farmacèutic.

Al Regne Unit: truqueu al vostre metge per obtenir assessorament mèdic sobre els efectes secundaris.

Al Regne Unit: truqueu al vostre metge per obtenir assessorament mèdic sobre els efectes secundaris.

PRECAUCIONS:

Before taking midodrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

  • This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high blood pressure, pheochromocytoma, thyroid disease (severe hyperthyroidism), severe difficulty urinating (due to urinary retention or an enlarged prostate).
  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including: heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes.
  • Get up slowly to reduce dizziness when rising from a sitting or lying position. Also, limit your intake of alcoholic beverages, which will worsen this effect.
  • This drug may rarely make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
  • Abans d'operar-se, digueu al vostre metge o dentista que està prenent aquest medicament.
  • This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. Consult your doctor for more details.

Es desconeix si aquest medicament passa a la llet materna. Consulteu el vostre metge abans de donar el pit.

INTERACCIONS FARMÀCIQUES:

Les interaccions amb medicaments poden canviar el funcionament dels vostres medicaments o augmentar el risc d'efectes secundaris greus. Aquest document no conté totes les possibles interaccions farmacològiques. Mantingueu una llista de tots els productes que utilitzeu (inclosos els medicaments amb recepta o sense recepta i els productes a base d'herbes) i compartiu-lo amb el vostre metge i farmacèutic. No inicieu, atureu o canvieu la dosi de cap medicament sense l'aprovació del vostre metge.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: adrenaline-like drugs (e.g., ephedrine, phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine), alpha blockers (e.g., doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin), beta-blockers (e.g., atenolol, metoprolol), digoxin, ergot alkaloids (e.g., dihydroergotamine, ergotamine), drugs to control high blood pressure, psychiatric medications (especially certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs).

If you are also taking fludrocortisone for low blood pressure when standing, be sure to regularly monitor your blood pressure, especially when you are lying down. You will be at a greater risk for developing supine hypertension while using these 2 drugs together. (See also Side Effects section.)

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist for more details.

EMMAGATZEMATGE:

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. United Kingdom residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include “goose bumps,” difficulty urinating, feeling cold.

NOTES: No compartiu aquest medicament amb altres persones.

Blood pressure checks (lying, sitting, and standing) should be routinely taken. Share the results with your doctor. (See also Side Effects section.)

You may lessen high blood pressure while lying down by sleeping with the head of the bed lifted up.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function, liver function) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

DOSI FALTA:

Si us oblideu d'una dosi, preneu-la tan aviat com ho recordeu. Si és a prop de l'hora de la següent dosi, ometeu la dosi perduda i reinicieu el vostre programa de dosificació habitual. No doble la dosi per posar-se al dia.

EMMAGATZEMATGE:

Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

No tireu medicaments al vàter ni els aboqueu al desguàs tret que se us ho indiqui. Descarta correctament aquest producte quan estigui caducat o ja no sigui necessari. Consulteu el vostre farmacèutic o l'empresa local d'eliminació de residus per obtenir més detalls sobre com llençar el vostre producte de manera segura.

Information last revised October 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.

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