[The treatment of orthostatic hypotension with metoclopramide]

Laederach, K; Weidmann, P (1991). [The treatment of orthostatic hypotension with metoclopramide]. Swiss medical weekly, 121(8), pp. 264-9. Muttenz: EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

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The dopamine receptor antagonist metoclopramide (paspertin, primpéran, gastrosil, meclopran, gastro-timelets), used as monotherapy or in combination with an inhibitor of the cyclooxygenase enzyme, affords good results in orthostatic hypotension due to insufficiency of the sympathetic nervous system. The mechanism of action in these cases is unclear but is assumed to be elevation of vascular tone in the splanchnic vessels. A case is discussed which documents the effectiveness of metoclopramide therapy in orthostatic hypotension, even in absence of signs of autonomic dysfunction.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Laederach, Kurt

ISSN:

1424-7860

ISBN:

2011722

Publisher:

EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:02

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:18

PubMed ID:

2011722

Web of Science ID:

A1991EY94000005

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26734 (FactScience: 87037)

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