Gutron 2.5 mg
Gutron contains Midodrine which belongs to the group of medicines called Alpha -1 Selective Adrenergic Receptor Agonist. It is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) in adults. Symptoms of low blood pressure include blurred or fading vision, dizziness or light-headedness, fainting, feeling sick, difficult in concentrating.
Midodrine acts on the blood vessels via the sympathetic nervous system (part of nervous system that cause increase in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and dilatation of pupil) to correct imbalances of blood distribution, such as preventing too much blood pooling in the legs when standing up which may cause low blood pressure.
Gutron is not recommended for use in patients having severe heart disease. Gutron should be used with caution in patient having severe kidney disease, liver problems. Gutron is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below the age of 18 years. The most common side effects of taking Gutron are increased blood pressure when lying down, headache, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, heartburn.
Gutron can be taken with or without food. This medicine is taken during daytime hours when people stand most often. But, it should not be taken if you are going to lie down for a long time after the dose.You should monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medicine.
Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, rash, urinatry retention, difficulty in urination, and flushing. It may also cause supine hypertension, it is increase in your blood pressure while lying down.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight 2.5 mg
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