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Listings of common medications used to treat dysautonomia along with their side effects

Beta Blockers
The beta blockers (examples: atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol)
act as competitive antagonists at the adrenergic beta receptors.
The newer agents tend to be more selective for the cardiac (beta-1)
receptors which allows for decreased systemic side effects. Most of
the generic names for beta blockers end with "olol".

 


INDICATIONS
  • angina
  • anxiety
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • esophageal varices
  • ethanol withdrawal
  • glaucoma
  • hypertension
  • hypertensive emergency
  • hypotension induction
  • idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
  • migraine prophylaxis
  • myocardial infarction prophylaxis
  • myocardial infarction
  • ocular hypertension
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • perioperative hypertension
  • pheochromocytoma
  • portal hypertension
  • scleroderma renal crisis
  • thyrotoxicosis
  • tremor
  • variceal bleeding prophylaxis
  • ventricular arrhythmias
     


    Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • alopecia (highly unpredictable, autoimmune skin disease resulting
  • in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body)
  • angina
  • asthenia (medical term for muscle weakness)
  • AV block
  • bronchospasm
  • cardiac arrest
  • depression
  • diaphoresis (excessive sweating)
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dyspepsia (means 'bad digestion' and is commonly known as indigestion)
  • dyspnea (significant breathlessness)
  • edema
  • ejaculation dysfunction
  • elevated hepatic enzymes
  • exfoliative dermatitis
  • fatigue
  • hallucinations
  • headache
  • heart failure
  • hepatic necrosis
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia
  • hypotension
  • impotence
  • insomnia
  • jaundice
  • lacrimation
  • libido decrease
  • myalgia
  • nausea/vomiting
  • nightmares
  • ocular irritation
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • paresthesias
  • peripheral vasoconstriction
  • peripheral edema
  • pharyngitis
  • priapism
  • pruritus
  • QT prolongation
  • sinus bradycardia
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • syncope
  • torsade de pointes
  • urinary retention
  • ventricular fibrillation
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • wheezing
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    Fludrocortisone Acetate otherwise known as Florinef is a very common treatment for people with dysautonomia.
     
    Some common problems seen with this drug are:
    Musculoskeletal: muscle weakness,steroid myopathy, loss of muscle mass, osteoporosis,vertebral compression  fractures, aseptic necrosis of femoral and humeral heads, pathologic fracture of long bones, and spontaneous fractures.

    Gastrointestinal:peptic ulcer with possible perforation and hemorrhage, pancreatitus, abdominal distention, and ulcerative esophagitis.

     
     

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