What treatments are effective for symptomatic benign orthostatic hypotension?
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Increased salt intake, compression stockings, and midodrine can reduce symptoms related to benign orthostatic hypotension. (SOR B, based on a single study of each intervention.) Counterpressure measures are safe, easy, reliable strategies to prevent syncope. (SOR A, based on 2 randomized controlled trials [RCTs] and a case series.) Drugs contributing to benign orthostatic hypotension should be discontinued or replaced if possible. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.)
Evidence Based Practice 12(10): 09-10.