Midodrine works by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels and increasing blood pressure.
Midodrine is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) that causes severe dizziness or a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out. This medicine is for use only when low blood pressure affects daily life. Midodrine may not improve your ability to perform daily activities.
pounding in the ears
Some of the side effects that can occur with midodrine 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:
Burning, itching, or prickling of the scalp
urinary frequency, retention, or urgency
Anxiety or nervousness
headache or feeling of pressure in the head
pain or sensitivity of the skin to touch
stomach problems such as gas, heartburn, or nausea
trouble with sleeping