What Does NORTHERA® (droxidopa) Do?

The exact way NORTHERA works in treating symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) is not known. However, NORTHERA is converted to norepinephrine inside the body. One of the effects is a small and temporary increase in norepinephrine, a chemical that, among other functions, helps to regulate blood pressure.

A CLOSER LOOK

Watch this animation to see what impact NORTHERA may have on the body.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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WARNING: SUPINE HYPERTENSION (this is high blood pressure while lying down)

When lying down, elevating the head and upper body lowers the risk of high blood pressure. Check your blood pressure in this position prior to starting and during NORTHERA treatment. If you experience high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about your NORTHERA treatment.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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WARNING: SUPINE HYPERTENSION (this is high blood pressure while lying down)

When lying down, elevating the head and upper body lowers the risk of high blood pressure. Check your blood pressure in this position prior to starting and during NORTHERA treatment. If you experience high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about your NORTHERA treatment.

For more information, please see the full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning for supine hypertension.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.