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When should you call your doctor about low blood pressure?

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Call the doctor if you feel:

�Dizzy

�Lightheaded

�Unsteady

�Weak

�Fatigue

�Nausea

�Fainting

If you notice:

�Dim or blurry vision

�Cold, clammy skin

�Pale skin

Or if:

�You've been diagnosed with low blood pressure and have an increase in the frequency of symptoms, like falling down

�You experience symptoms as a result of taking prescription or nonprescription medication

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012 Mosby, 2012.

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012 Mosby, 2012.

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

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