Clinical Trial

Treatment for Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Study Description

Northera Improves Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Postural Vasovagal Syncope (VVS)

Vasovagal syncope (VVS, simple faint) is the most common cause of transient loss of consciousness and represents the acute episodic form of orthostatic intolerance (OI). Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is the common chronic form of OI. Both are defined by debilitating symptoms and signs while upright relieved by recumbency. Northera should therefore improve both sympathetic splanchnic arterial vasoconstriction and sympathetic splanchnic venoconstriction in POTS and VVS, and may represent an ideal drug to improve the orthostatic response in POTS and VVS.

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Methods

Pharmaceutical medication involved Pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Drug - Northera (Droxidopa)

Study #1 -Supine monitoring is performed for 30 minutes before administration of a single 600mg oral dose of Northera or placebo assigned randomly, After 2 hours supine a 70 degree upright tilt will performed for 10 minutes. On another day, subjects previously given Northera will receive placebo and vice versa and studies repeated.

Drug - Placebo

Study #1 -Supine monitoring is performed for 30 minutes before administration of a single 600mg oral dose of Northera or placebo assigned randomly, After 2 hours supine a 70 degree upright tilt will performed for 10 minutes. On another day, subjects previously given Northera will receive placebo and vice versa and studies repeated.

Drug - Northera (Droxidopa)

Study #2 -Patients will randomized to receive Northera or placebo for two weeks after which they will return for instrumented tilt studies as in Study 1. Doses of Northera will be titrated upwards by 100mg/dose every 48 hours from a starting dose of 100mg three times a day to a maximum of 600mg three times a day. Doses will be reduced to the preceding dose if systolic BP>140mmHg or diastolic BP>80mmHg measured in the seated position at home using an automated ambulatory blood pressure cuff 2 hou ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Drug - Placebo

Study #2 -Patients will randomized to receive Northera or placebo for two weeks after which they will return for instrumented tilt studies as in Study 1. Doses of Northera will be titrated upwards by 100mg/dose every 48 hours from a starting dose of 100mg three times a day to a maximum of 600mg three times a day. Doses will be reduced to the preceding dose if systolic BP>140mmHg or diastolic BP>80mmHg measured in the seated position at home using an automated ambulatory blood pressure cuff 2 hou ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Northera Improves Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Postural

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02558972

ParticipAid ID

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