Brand NamesAdesipress, Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Catapresan, Catapressan, Catarpres, Catarpresan
What is Clonidine
Clonidine is a medication that that is used in hypertension treatment relaxing the blood vessels and letting the heart beat easier and slower.
Side effects of Clonidine
Clonidine can cause both serious side-effects (e.g. fever, quickened heartbeat, difficulties with breathing, confusion, slow heart rate, hallucinations, pale skin, obesity, hands and legs swelling) and less serious side-effects (e.g. weakness, joint or muscle pain, vomiting, gas, mild nausea, diarrhea, headache or stomach pain, appetite loss, dry mouth, itching or rash, insomnia, dizziness, impotence, nervousness, constipation).
Clonidine is used during hypertension treatment. Also used as an auxiliary medication in treating strong pain caused by cancer, pheochromocytoma, prophylaxis of vascular migraine headaches, dysmenorrhea, other symptoms that accompany menopause, detoxification, nicotine dependence, alcohol withdrawal, intraocular pressure, hemorrhagic, glaucoma, open-angle and secondary glaucoma, ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Consult your doctor about treatment with Clonidine if you:
- have some allergy to Clonidine or one of the ingredients;
- have some heart problems (e.g. slow heart rate);
- are pregnant or breast-feeding or are planning to have a baby;
|Patch||Transdermal||0.1 mg/24 hours|
|Patch||Transdermal||0.2 mg/24 hours|
|Patch||Transdermal||0.3 mg/24 hours|
|Injection, solution||Epidura||100 mcg/ml|
|Injection, solution, concentrate||Epidura||500 mcg/ml|