Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Droxidopa (INN; trade name Northera; also known as L-DOPS, L-threo-dihydroxyphenylserine, L-threo-DOPS and SM-5688) is a synthetic amino acid precursor which acts as a prodrug to the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (noradrenaline). Unlike norepinephrine, droxidopa is capable of crossing the protective blood–brain barrier (BBB).
Droxidopa was developed by Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of hypotension, including NOH.
Most common Northera side effects from eHealthme
- High blood pressure - (861 reports)
- Dizziness - (730 reports)
- Headache - (484 reports)
- Drug ineffective - (471 reports)
- Hypotension - (425 reports)
- Fatigue - (389 reports)
- Nausea - (312 reports)
- Fall - (259 reports)
- Weakness - (216 reports)
- Blood pressure fluctuation - (192 reports)
On Feb, 07, 2017 4,437 people reported to have side effects when taking Northera. Among them, 49 people (1.1%) have Hallucination