Generic Name - Clonidine
Category - Hypertension
High blood pressure
Clonidine is indicated for the treatment high blood pressure. Hypertension is a common disorder in which the blood pressure remains abnormally high. Clonidine works by controlling nerve impulses along certain nerve pathways. This relaxes the blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily thus lowering blood pressure.
Clonidine Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Clonidineis contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past. Clonidineis contraindicated during the acute recovery period after a myocardial infarction.
There are a number of medication that interact with Captopril. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Clonidine,
The usual recommended dosage of Clonidine for hypertension is usually initiated at a dose of 25 mg once daily and may be increased to 50 mg if the response is insufficient after a suitable trial.
Clonidine Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Clonidine side Effects include anxiety, nervousness
Dizziness or fainting spells, increased sweating, irregular heartbeat or palpitations, chest pain, pain or difficulty passing urine, stomach pain andweakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Clonidine.
Clonidine and Pregnancy
Although Clonidine passes into breast milk, it has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant.
Clonidine and Breastfeeding
Clonidine is excreted in human milk and should not be taken by nursing mothers. Breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before taking this medication.
Clonidine and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Clonidine in pediatric patients have not been established.
Clonidine and Geriatric
Older patients are found to be very sensitive to the effects of Clonidine. Dizziness or faintness may be more likely to occur in the elderly patients.
The above information about Clonidine serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.