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Medications for Dysautonomia

What is Dysautonomia:  Dysautonomia is a general term used to describe a breakdown, or failure of the autonomic nervous system.

Medications to treat Dysautonomia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
midodrine Off Label C N 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: midodrine systemic

Brand name:  Orvaten

Drug class: miscellaneous cardiovascular agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Florinef Off Label C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: fludrocortisone systemic

Drug class: mineralocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Mestinon Off Label C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: pyridostigmine systemic

Drug class: cholinergic muscle stimulants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Ativan Off Label D 4 X 1 review
10

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
fludrocortisone Off Label C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: fludrocortisone systemic

Brand names:  Florinef, Florinef Acetate

Drug class: mineralocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
pyridostigmine Off Label C N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: pyridostigmine systemic

Brand names:  Mestinon, Mestinon Timespan, Regonol

Drug class: cholinergic muscle stimulants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
alprazolam Off Label D 4 X 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: alprazolam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Lorazepam Intensol Off Label D 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
lorazepam Off Label D 4 X 1 review
10

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Brand names:  Ativan, Lorazepam Intensol

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Paxil Off Label D N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: paroxetine systemic

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
amitriptyline Off Label C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: amitriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
sertraline Off Label C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sertraline systemic

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
ibuprofen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil, IBU, Motrin, Proprinal, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-8, IBU-200, Midol IB, Motrin IB, Nuprin, Q-Profen, Ibu-4, Ibu-6, Ibu-Tab

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
naproxen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Anaprox, Aleve, Anaprox-DS, Flanax Pain Reliever, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, EC-Naprosyn, Midol Extended Relief

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Advil C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fluoxetine Off Label C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: fluoxetine systemic

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
nortriptyline Off Label N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: nortriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Anaprox C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Florinef Acetate Off Label C N Add review Rate

Generic name: fludrocortisone systemic

Drug class: mineralocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Off Label: Yes

 
paroxetine Off Label D N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: paroxetine systemic

Brand names:  Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Paxil CR Off Label D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: paroxetine systemic

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Aleve C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
IBU C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Motrin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pexeva Off Label D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: paroxetine systemic

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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