Catapres Tablet

Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila

Contains / Salt: Clonidine (150 mcg)

Prescription Required

146 people have bought this recently

Catapres Tablet

Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila

Contains / Salt: Clonidine (150 mcg)

Prescription Required

146 people have bought this recently

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10 Tablet in 1 Strip

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Prescription Required

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Catapres Information

Catapres, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of High BP. The alternative uses of Catapres have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Catapres depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Catapres side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Catapres go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Catapres's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Warnings related to Catapres's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Catapres are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Catapres may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Catapres is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.

  1. Catapres Benefits & Uses
  2. Catapres Dosage & How to Take
  3. Catapres Side Effects
  4. Catapres Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Catapres with Other Drugs
  6. Catapres Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Catapres
  8. Catapres Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Catapres Benefits & Uses

Catapres is used to treat the following -

  1. High BP Primary
  2. ADHD
  3. Restlessness

Catapres Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Catapres

Clonidine

Catapres Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Catapres is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Dry Mouth Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Fatigue Mild
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Constipation Moderate
  8. Erectile Dysfunction Moderate
  9. Depression
  10. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  11. Chest Pain Moderate
  12. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  13. Insomnia Mild
  14. Nasal congestion
  15. Erythema
  16. Edema Moderate
  17. Anxiety Mild
  18. Loss of appetite
  19. Bradycardia

Catapres Related Warnings

Is the use of Catapres safe for pregnant women?

Catapres should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Catapres safe during breastfeeding?

Catapres may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Catapres on the Kidneys?

Catapres may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Catapres on the Liver?

Catapres is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Catapres on the Heart?

Side effects of Catapres rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Catapres with Other Drugs

Catapres should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Acetazolamide

    Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan,Phenylephrine

      Codeine

      Phenytoin

      Catapres Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Catapres unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Diabetes
      2. Sinusitis
      3. Depression
      4. Heart Failure
      5. Kidney Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Catapres

      Is this Catapres habit forming or addictive?

      Forming a habit of Catapres has not been reported.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Catapres. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, Catapres is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      No, Catapres is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

      Catapres Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Catapres

      Taking Catapres with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Catapres

      Taking alcohol with Catapres can be dangerous.

      Severe

      Catapres FAQs

      Question about 2 years ago

      How does Catapres work?

      Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

      Catapres contains clonidine which is a vasodilator. Catapres treats high blood pressure by decreasing heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow easily throughout the body. Extended-release tablets of clonidine treat ADHD by affecting the part of the brain that controls attention and impulsivity.

      Question about 2 years ago

      What is Catapres?

      Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

      Catapres is a brand name of clonidine and it is available in the form of a tablet and injection. It belongs to the class of drugs known as centrally acting alpha-agonist antihypertensive drugs. Catapres is a prescription drug that is used in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure) and extended release form tablet is used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Catapres is also used for the treatment of dysmenorrhea, hypertensive crisis, Tourette's syndrome, menopausal hot flashes, alcohol, and opiate withdrawal, and smoking cessation therapy.

      Question about 2 years ago

      How to take Catapres?

      Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , General Physician

      Catapres can be taken 2 times a day or as advised by your doctor. The extended-release tablet can be taken 1 - 2 times daily. Catapres can be taken with or without food. Precautions must be taken in patients with stroke, a recent heart attack, or kidney disease.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      How long can I safely take Catapres?

      Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

      Take Catapres as long as it is recommended by your doctor. Using this drug beyond that period might not be good for you because it can lead to unintended side effects.

      Question over 1 year ago

      Does Catapres treat hot flashes?

      Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

      Yes, Catapres can be used to treat hot flashes. However, it is best to consult your doctor about the right treatment.

      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      Catapres Price and Pack Size

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      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Catapres® (clonidine hydrochloride)
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 565-566
      3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 332-334
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