Midodrine with Dr Lim
3rd January 2023 | Dr Boon Lim
1. Midodrine works by stimulating certain receptors in the veins, causing them to narrow and increase resistance to blood flow. This makes it easier for the heart to pump blood and increases blood pressure, reducing symptoms of vasovagal syncope such as fainting, dizziness, and fatigue.
2. The medication is taken orally and starts to work within 30 minutes of ingestion, lasting up to 6 hours.
3. It is important to note that midodrine should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor or specalist nurse.
In simple terms, midodrine helps with vasovagal syncope by increasing blood pressure and reducing symptoms such as fainting, dizziness, and fatigue.