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Heptaminol hydrochloride

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by jimmy86, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. jimmy86

    jimmy86

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    Hi,

    my doctor prescribed me Heptaminol hydrochloride for OI/POTS. I did not find any reviews or recommendations for the use of heptaminol in POTS or CFS.

    As I am afraid of pills, especially when it concerns the heart, I wanted to ask if anyone of you has ever taken heptaminol and what kind of positive/negative effects it had on you.

    Thank you.

    Jimmy
     
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    @jimmy86 - Heptaminol is a vasoconstrictor used to treat orthostatic hypotension. It looks like it does that by increasing norepinephrine levels by inhibiting the uptake of it. So it's probably an NRI.

    Some of us have had good results with another NRI, Strattera.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1929117
     
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    Thanks @Valentijn for this information. It is apparently also a drug on the doping list :).

    However, the French agency for health has recently stopped recommending it since it can trigger adverse reactions, so I am not sure whether to give it a try... :(
     
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    Valentijn Senior Member

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    As far as I know, every med for hypotension has adverse reactions, when used in people without hypotension, or if the dose is too high. They're supposed to raise blood pressure, and that can be unpleasant and dangerous if someone already has normal or elevated blood pressure.
     
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