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Current Pharmacologic Treatment for Orthostatic Hypotension


Current Pharmacologic Treatment for Orthostatic Hypotension

Roy Freeman. Clin Auton Res.


Orthostatic hypotension is treated effectively with the combined use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions. Patients should be counseled as to the nature of the underlying disorder and reversible causes of orthostatic hypotension should be removed. Should symptoms persist, pharmacological treatment is implemented. First line pharmacotherapeutic interventions include volume repletion in combination with alpha-adrenoreceptor agonists. If unsuccessful there are several supplementary agents with different mechanisms of action that may provide an additive effect.

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