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FDA Approves Giapreza (angiotensin II) to Treat Dangerously Low Blood Pressure

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by

December 21, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Giapreza (angiotensin II) injection for intravenous infusion to increase blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock. "Shock, the inability to maintain blood flow to vital tissues, can result in organ failure and death," said Norman Stockbridge, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular ...

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Posted 11 Oct 2016 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 – There seems to be an association between sudden drops in blood pressure upon standing up – a condition called orthostatic hypotension – and an increased risk for dementia, according to a new study. The study of 6,000 Dutch people could only point to an association between sudden low blood pressure and dementia, and couldn't prove cause-and-effect. However, a ...

Flamel Technologies Receives FDA Approval of Akovaz (ephedrine sulfate) for Surgical Hypotension

Posted 3 May 2016 by

LYON, FRANCE--(Marketwired - May 2, 2016) - Flamel Technologies (NASDAQ: FLML) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Akovaz™ (ephedrine sulfate), a drug administered parenterally as a pressor agent to address clinically important hypotension in surgical settings. Flamel obtained NDA approval for Akovaz as s ...

Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure

Posted 11 Mar 2016 by

-- If you have low blood pressure that drops low enough, you can feel dizzy or as if you're going to faint. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers these suggestions to help people with low blood pressure: Get up slowly after sitting or lying down. Move your legs before you start to stand up. Eat smaller, lower-carbohydrate meals. Avoid standing for long stretches. If that's ...

Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death

Posted 23 Sep 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 – Dizzy spells that occur after you've been standing for a few minutes might be an early warning sign of a serious neurological disease and an increased risk of premature death, a Harvard study has found. For some people, this dizziness is caused by a gradual drop in blood pressure. And this "suggests the nervous system is failing and isn't maintaining blood pressure ...

Health Tip: Understanding Low Blood Pressure

Posted 10 Feb 2015 by

-- Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can occur for a variety of reasons and may cause lightheadedness or dizziness. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute explains these risk factors for low blood pressure: Taking a diuretic medication, which causes the body to pass more urine. Taking a high blood pressure medication. Having a heart condition. Having a central nervous system disorder, ...

Flamel Technologies Announces FDA Approval of Vazculep

Posted 3 Jul 2014 by

LYON, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2014) - Flamel Technologies (NASDAQ: FLML) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Vazculep (phenylephrine hydrochloride). Vazculep Injection is an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of clinically important hypotension resulting primarily from ...

FDA Approves Northera to treat Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

Posted 20 Feb 2014 by

February 18, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Northera capsules (droxidopa) for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH). NOH is a rare, chronic and often debilitating drop in blood pressure upon standing that is associated with Parkinson's disease, multiple-system atrophy, and pure autonomic failure. Symptoms of NOH include dizziness, ...

Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

Posted 10 Jun 2013 by

MONDAY, June 10 – People suffering from cardiovascular disease who have lower-than-normal blood pressure may face a higher risk of brain atrophy – the death of brain cells or connections between brain cells, Dutch researchers report. Such brain atrophy can lead to Alzheimer's disease or dementia in these patients. In contrast, similar patients with high blood pressure can slow brain atrophy by ...

Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk

Posted 19 Mar 2012 by

MONDAY, March 19 – If your blood pressure drops suddenly when you stand up, leaving you feeling lightheaded or woozy, you may be at greater risk for developing heart failure, a new study suggests. This condition is known as orthostatic hypotension. According to the study, people with orthostatic hypotension were 54 percent more likely to develop heart failure than their counterparts who did not ...

Drug in Limbo, Catch-22 for FDA

Posted 26 Sep 2011 by

From Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) (September 25, 2011) Sept. 25--The normal tug-of-war between a pharmaceutical company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over approval for a drug has been turned on its side with midodrine, a medicine that helps about 100,000 patients a year avoid the potential dangers of low blood pressure. Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Wayne, no ...

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