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“I felt dizzy every time I stood up and wondered if it was my Parkinson’s. I later learned it was a separate condition called symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH)” Sponsored Post - Shuffler News

“I felt dizzy every time I stood up and wondered if it was my Parkinson’s. I later learned it was a separate condition called symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH)” Sponsored Post

April 6, 2021

I’m Gail, and I’ve been living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s since 1999. Even before my Parkinson’s diagnosis, I’d experienced symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness. But I didn’t tell my doctor about the symptoms for a long time, because I thought that they were due to my Parkinson’s.

“I wasn’t able to enjoy my usual activities: I was afraid I would black out.”

“I would feel very lightheaded and dizzy. I really felt like I was going to faint, or just black out. As time went on, the symptoms began to make my world feel smaller and smaller. I started staying in my house more and I avoided driving and doing other social activities that I enjoyed.”

The good news is that symptomatic nOH can be both diagnosed and managed

Symptoms like Gail’s may be due to another condition, called nOH. This condition can cause dizziness or lightheadedness upon standing or changing position.

“Although not every patient with Parkinson’s has symptomatic nOH, about 20% of us do. Since my diagnosis, I have been managing my salt and fluid intake and taking NORTHERA® (droxidopa) to help manage my symptoms of nOH.” While NORTHERA works for Gail, not all patients may experience benefit from this treatment. Talk to your doctor to see if NORTHERA could be right for you.

Ask for NORTHERA by name
NORTHERA has been dedicated to improve symptoms of nOH. If you are considering NORTHERA as an option, ask your doctor specifically for brand-name NORTHERA to help you start and stay on therapy.

Ask for NORTHERA by name
NORTHERA has been dedicated to improve symptoms of nOH. If you are considering NORTHERA as an option, ask your doctor specifically for brand-name NORTHERA to help you start and stay on therapy.

NORTHERA is the first and only FDA-approved treatment specifically studied in patients with symptomatic nOH

The NORTHERA clinical study included 171 adults with Parkinson’s disease and symptomatic nOH. The majority of patients in the clinical trial experienced an improvement in symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, and the feeling that you are going to black out by Week 1.

Finding the dosage strength that works best for you

If your doctor prescribes NORTHERA for symptomatic nOH, he or she will likely start you at a low dose. Based on how you feel, your doctor may gradually increase the amount you take until you reach the dose that best manages your symptoms—a process known as titration. It is recommended that the dose of NORTHERA be increased every 1 to 2 days. Once you and your doctor find the dose that works best for you, your doctor may prescribe capsules at a higher dosage strength for your maintenance dose. Ask your doctor about your options.

NORTHERA is available in three dosage strengths to help reduce the
number of capsules taken daily

FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION. NOT ACTUAL SIZES.

Could NORTHERA be right for you?
Keep moving forward with NORTHERA—a medication demonstrated to providing relief from symptomatic nOH. Ask your doctor for brand-name NORTHERA to ensure you receive your medication as prescribed.

Go online to learn more about symptomatic nOH, hear from other patients, and download some helpful free resources.

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