Catapres Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Clonidine hydrochloride
CLONIDINE (Catapres®) is an antihypertensive. Clonidine is used to treat high blood pressure. It works by decreasing your heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Untreated high blood pressure may cause a stroke, heart failure, or damage to your kidneys. Clonidine may also be used to treat conditions other than hypertension, as determined by your doctor. Clonidine is an oral and topical antihypertensive drug.
Uses of Catapres
Side Effects of Catapres
If you are using Clonidine, then discuss the side effects of Clonidine with your doctor and if you feel any develop or change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Catapres:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Clonidine, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Clonidine. Discuss with your doctor before combining Clonidine with the following:
After taking clonidine, if you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Catapres overdose may include:
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