Droxidopa works by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels and increasing blood pressure.
Droxidopa is used to treat low blood pressure that causes severe dizziness or a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out. This medicine is for use in people with conditions of the nervous system that can cause low blood pressure (such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, autonomic failure, and others).
bloody or cloudy urine
difficult, burning, or painful urination
frequent urge to urinate
lower back or side pain
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
Some of the side effects that can occur with droxidopa may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional: