Catapres 150 mcg
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|Generic Name||Clonidine Hcl|
About the drug:
Clonidine Hydrochloride is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Catapres tablets. Clonidine Hcl is a centrally acting alpha-agonist hypotensive agent, used to reduce high blood pressure. It may be used to treat several other related problems which can only be prescribed by your doctor.
Uses of the drug:
Catapres 150 mcg is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure, helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks and also kidney problems. Clonidine Hydrochloride belongs to a class of drugs known as central alpha agonists that act in the brain to lower blood pressure. This drug may also be used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), used for hot flashes that can occur with menopause, for withdrawal the symptoms from narcotic drugs, and also used to help people in quitting smoking.
Working of the drug:
This drug consists of Clonidine Hydrochloride. The hypotensive effect of Catapres is produced mostly by its central effect or reducing sympathetic drive, which reduces activation of the sympathetic nervous system. It works by relaxing and dilating the blood vessels and allowing the blood to flow more easily throughout the body. Easier blood movement reduces blood pressure, which also decreases risks such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.
Catapres is manufactured by Serum Institute, India. The drugs are available on our website under different pack sizes. To buy Catapres 150 mcg tablets online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of Tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Catapres – 150 mcg tablet
- Arkamin – 100 mcg tablet
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active drug Clonidine Hydrochloride or any other ingredient of the medicine
- Are having a severe fast heart rate resulting from either sick sinus syndrome or AV block of second or third degree
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
- Are a breastfeeding mother
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have any heart disease or severe coronary artery disease
- Have a heart rhythm disorder, slow heartbeats
- Have low blood pressure
- Have a history of heart attack or stroke
- Have a tumor of the adrenal gland
- Have kidney disease
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, your response to the treatment, and your medical condition. Therefore, your doctor will decide your correct dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two 150 mg tablets to substitute one 300 mg Tablet.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken with the food or without the food as directed by your doctor. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the tablet.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not change and stop the medicine even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately.
If you miss a dose of Clomiphene Citrate, then take it as soon as you remember.Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, fatigue are the common side effects of Clonidine Hcl. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or the condition become worsens, contact your doctor immediately.
Clonidine Hcl may rarely cause serious side effects such as: drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, orthostatic hypotension, dizziness, drowsiness, sleep disturbances, depression, erectile dysfunction. The information on the side effects of Clonidine Hcl in this guide is incomplete and there may be other side effects.
Common drug interactions
You must let your doctor know in advance about your medical history and the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones:acebutolol, atenolol, amlodipine, diltiazem, digoxin, clomipramine, desipramine, Xanax or Valium, phenytoin and levetiracetam. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details for this drug is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interaction. Never start a new medication without contacting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they show similar symptoms as you are having
- Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting with the doctor
- In case you do not feel better and cured after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
- Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it