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Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension) Summary

Description: A significant drop in BLOOD PRESSURE after assuming a standing position. Orthostatic hypotension is a finding, and defined as a 20-mm Hg decrease in systolic pressure or a 10-mm Hg decrease in diastolic pressure 3 minutes after the person has risen from supine to standing. Symptoms generally include DIZZINESS, blurred vision, and SYNCOPE.

Also Known As: Postural Hypotension; Hypotension, Orthostatic; Hypotension, Postural

Networked: 2010 relevant articles (115 outcomes, 172 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Orthostatic Hypotension

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Midodrine (Midon) : 12 outcomes 11 studies in 64 results : FDA 7 Generic
  2. Fludrocortisone : 8 outcomes 3 studies in 49 results : IBA
  3. Droxidopa : 7 outcomes 7 studies in 32 results : IBA
  4. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) : 6 outcomes 8 studies in 116 results : FDA 5 Generic
  5. Erythropoietin : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 13 results : FDA 1
  6. hydroxide ion : 3 outcomes 43 studies in 412 results : IBA
  7. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 62 results : FDA 31 Generic
  8. Yohimbine (Yocon) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 20 results : IBA
  9. Sodium : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 34 results : IBA
  10. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 13 results : FDA 14 Generic
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Diseases Related to Orthostatic Hypotension

  1. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  2. Dizziness (Lightheadedness)
  3. Anemia
  4. Nausea
  5. Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
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Key Therapies for Orthostatic Hypotension

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  1. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 16 results
  2. Deep Brain Stimulation : 2 outcomes in 2 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 22 results
  4. Bed Rest (Bedrest) : 1 outcome 1 study in 18 results
  5. Lower Body Negative Pressure : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results
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