Midodrine helps cirrhotic patients live longer, data show

08/8/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Long-term treatment with midodrine in addition to standard medical care increased survival and improved ascites control for cirrhotic patients in a pilot study of 40 patients reported in the Journal of Hepatology. Patients in the treatment group had increases in average arterial pressure, urinary volume and urine sodium excretion, and demonstrated a drop in plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone concentrations.

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