- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Food Interactions
- 11 Disease Interactions
- 12 Technical Classification
- 13 Storage Conditions
- 14 Available Alternatives
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OverviewCLONIDINE is a Schedule H drug.
UsageCLONIDINE is generally used to treat: Hypertension, Heart Attack, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Migraine
CLONIDINE can address symptoms like: Irregular Heartbeat, Head Headache, Eyes Blurred Vision, Chest Pain, Dizziness, Difficulty Breathing
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
- Do not discontinue Clonidine abruptly. Dosage must be reduced gradually.
- Dizziness or fainting may occur, especially when rising from a lying or sitting position. Getting up slowly may help improve the problem.
- Avoid driving or using machinery if you feel dizzy after taking Clonidine.
- Record your blood pressure as directed.
- Notify your doctor if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
- You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to clonidine.Take clonidine exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Do not use two forms of clonidine at the same time. This medicine is also available as a transdermal patch worn on the skin.
- Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing the tablet.
- Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting. Prolonged illness can make it harder for your body to absorb this medicine, which may lead to withdrawal symptoms. This is especially important for a child taking clonidine.
Symptoms of OverdosageCLONIDINE over-dosage can result in: Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fainting, Slow Or Irregular Breathing, Irregular Heartbeat, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs), Difficulty Breathing
Common Side-EffectsCLONIDINE : Constipation, Insomnia, Night Terrors, Vomiting, Dizziness, Feet Swelling, Depressed Mood, Restless Or Irritability, Fatigue (tiredness), Throat Soreness, Dry Mouth, Ears Pain, Drowsiness, Nausea
Serious Side-EffectsCLONIDINE : Constipation, Hypotension, Constipation
Rare Side-EffectsCLONIDINE : Anxiety, Irregular Heartbeat, Skin Rash, Dry Skin, Night Terrors, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Face Swelling, Difficulty Breathing, Drowsiness, Fever, Hyperventilating (rapid/deep Breathing), Restless Or Irritability, Irregular Heartbeat, Lightheadedness, Weight Gain, Wheezing, Slow Heart Rate (pulse), Eyes Blurred Vision, Legs Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (painful), Hair Loss, Pale Skin, Arms Joint Pain
Food InteractionsNo content
Disease InteractionsCLONIDINE can interfere with: Depression, Hypotension, Alcoholism
Technical ClassificationCLONIDINE is categorized as: ANTIADRENERGIC AGENTS, CENTRALLY ACTING / CARDIOVASCULAR AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with CLONIDINE as Ingredient
|ARKAMIN 100 MCG TAB||CLONIDINE 100.0 MCG|
|ARKAMIN 100MG TAB||CLONIDINE 100 MCG|
|ARKAMIN H TAB||CLONIDINE 100 MCG, HYDROCHLORTHIAZIDE 20 MG|
|CATAPRES 0.150MG TAB||CLONIDINE 0.15 MG|
|CLODICT 100MG TAB||CLONIDINE 100.0 MG|
|CLONEON 150MG INJ||CLONIDINE 150.0 MG|
|NEFROPRESS C TAB||CLONIDINE 100 MCG|