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Catapres-Tts Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your heart rate should be and when you should contact him or her.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To avoid dizzy or fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older person. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.

If you are going to have surgery tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Itching or redness of the skin

Incidence not known

Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin

blurred vision

chest pain or discomfort

darkening of the skin

decreased urine output

dilated neck veins


extreme fatigue


fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse


general feeling of discomfort or illness

inability to speak

irregular breathing

itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting

paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes


severe or sudden headache

shortness of breath

slurred speech

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

temporary blindness

tightness in the chest

tingling or pain in the fingers or toes when exposed to cold

troubled breathing

unusual tiredness or weakness

weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe

weight gain


Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Bluish lips or skin

change in consciousness



constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)


difficult or troubled breathing

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position



irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing


lack of coordination

loss of consciousness

low body temperature

muscle aches or weakness


not breathing

pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

pounding in the ears




weak or feeble pulse

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known


burning or dryness of the eyes

confusion as to time, place, or person

decreased interest in sexual intercourse

dry mouth

hair loss

hives or welts

holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact


inability to have or keep an erection

itching skin

leg cramps

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

loss of appetite

muscle or joint pain

raised red swellings on the skin, lips, tongue, or in the throat

redness of the skin


seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there


skin rash

swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

thinning of the hair

trouble sleeping

unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

vivid dreams or nightmares

weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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