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

Clonidine Benefits & Uses

Clonidine is used to treat the following -

  1. हाई बीपी Primary (और पढ़ें - हाई बीपी के घरेलू उपाय)
  2. एडीएचडी
  3. बेचैनी

Clonidine Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of 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.


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.


What is the effect of Clonidine on the Kidneys?

Clonidine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Clonidine on the Liver?

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


What is the effect of Clonidine on the Heart?

Clonidine is rarely harmful for the heart.


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 -






      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.


      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.


      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.


      Clonidine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Clonidine

      You can take Clonidine with food.


      Interaction between Alcohol and Clonidine

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


      Clonidine FAQs

      Question over 1 year ago

      Can I take Clonidine with sertraline?

      ram saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

      Yes, you can take Clonidine with sertraline. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Clonidine along with sertraline if it does not exceed recommended doses. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

      Question over 1 year ago

      Can Clonidine treat OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder)?

      Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , General Physician

      Yes, Clonidine can treat OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder). However, it is best to consult your doctor about the right treatment.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      Can I take Clonidine without consulting a doctor?

      Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

      No, Clonidine is a prescription drug, so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

      Question over 1 year ago

      Can Clonidine cause anxiety?

      Dr. Prakash kumar MBBS , General Physician

      No, Clonidine does not cause anxiety. In fact, this drug is effective for reducing anxiety attack. However, the exact mechanism by which Clonidine works in the anxiety is unknown but it is a safe and effective drug to prevent anxiety.

      Question about 2 years ago

      What is Clonidine?

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

      Clonidine 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. Clonidine 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). Clonidine is also used for the treatment of dysmenorrhea, hypertensive crisis, Tourette's syndrome, menopausal hot flashes, alcohol, and opiate withdrawal, and smoking cessation therapy.

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


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