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Clonidine

Clonidine Information

Clonidine Benefits & Uses

Clonidine is used to treat the following -

Clonidine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Clonidine

Clonidine

Clonidine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Clonidine 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

Clonidine Related Warnings

Is the use of Clonidine safe for pregnant women?

Clonidine can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

Severe

Is the use of Clonidine safe during breastfeeding?

Clonidine should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Clonidine on the Kidneys?

Clonidine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Clonidine on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Clonidine on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Clonidine on the Heart?

Clonidine is rarely harmful for the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Clonidine with Other Drugs

Clonidine 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

      Clonidine Contraindications

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

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

      Frequently asked Questions about Clonidine

      Is this Clonidine habit forming or addictive?

      Forming a habit of Clonidine has not been reported.

      No

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

      After taking Clonidine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Clonidine can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but take Clonidine only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      No, Clonidine cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

      Clonidine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Clonidine

      You can take Clonidine with food.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Clonidine

      Consuming Clonidine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Dr. Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience
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      Dr. Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      2 Years of Experience
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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