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Medications for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Other names: Chronic Orthostatic Intolerance; Postural Tachycardia Syndrome; POTS

What is Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition in which an excessively reduced volume of blood returns to the heart after an individual stands up from a lying down position. The primary symptom is lightheadedness or fainting.

Compare drugs associated with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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 Rx C N 9 reviews
7.0

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 Rx C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fludrocortisone systemic

Drug class: mineralocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
fludrocortisone Off Label Rx C N 10 reviews
7.0

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

 
sodium chloride Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: sodium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes, miscellaneous respiratory agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
clonidine Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
Orvaten Off Label Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: midodrine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous cardiovascular agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Off Label: Yes

 
Florinef Acetate Off Label Rx C N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fludrocortisone systemic

Drug class: mineralocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Off Label: Yes

 
methylphenidate Off Label Rx C 2 X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: methylphenidate systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
bupropion Off Label Rx C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: bupropion systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antidepressants, smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
labetalol Off Label Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: labetalol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
octreotide Off Label Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: octreotide systemic

Drug class: somatostatin and somatostatin analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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