|Chemical name: Midodrine
Brand name: Proamatine
Typical dosage: 5mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Midodrine is a medication used to treat low blood pressure. Midodrine is available as a generic drug and comes as an oral tablet.
Midodrine is a medication used to treat low blood pressure that causes intolerable symptoms. Midodrine increases pressure within the arteries and veins in order to raise the blood pressure to normal.
The brand name equivalent of Midodrine is called Proamatine. It is typically taken 3 times daily during daytime hours.
Common side effects of Midodrine include tingling of the scalp, itching, goosebumps, chills and frequent urination.
Some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans in your area may cover Midodrine.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Midodrine.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in and the Medicare drug plan you have.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
Low blood pressure can cause many different symptoms including dizziness, confusion, fatigue, shortness of breath and trouble concentrating.
Do not lie down after taking Midodrine. Take your dose at least 4 hours before laying down or at least 4 hours before bedtime. Laying down after taking Midodrine can cause very high blood pressure that can put you at risk for heart problems.
If you have normal or high blood pressure, do not take Midodrine.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.