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Generic Catapres, Catapres-Tts

CLONIDINE is used to treat high blood pressure. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of clonidine is around $7.00, 61% off the average retail price of $18.30. Compare central alpha agonists.
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What is Clonidine?

Lowers blood pressure. Catapres (Clonidine) is a good addition if you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure, but it has a lot of side effects. You can't miss doses.

Clonidine Quick Facts

Proper Use

Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

In addition to the use of this medicine, treatment for your high blood pressure may include weight control and changes in the types of foods you eat, especially foods high in sodium (salt). Your doctor will tell you which of these are most important for you. You should check with your doctor before changing your diet.

Many patients who have high blood pressure will not notice any signs of the problem. In fact, many may feel normal. It is very important that you take your medicine exactly as directed and that you keep your appointments with your doctor even if you feel well.

Remember that this medicine will not cure your high blood pressure but it does help control it. Therefore, you must continue to use it as directed if you expect to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. You may have to take high blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can cause serious problems such as heart failure, blood vessel disease, stroke, or kidney disease.

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not cut, crush, or chew it. You may take the tablet with or without food.

Clonidine extended-release tablets works differently than clonidine immediate-release tablets. Do not switch from the extended-release tablets to the immediate-release tablets unless your doctor tells you to.

For patients using the extended-release oral suspension:

  • Shake the bottle well for 5 to 10 seconds before each use.
  • Insert the adapter into the neck of the bottle.
  • Insert the syringe tip into the adapter and turn the bottle upside down.
  • Get the amount of medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Place the medicine directly into the mouth.

Use only the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different brands may not work the same way.

This medicine usually comes with patient information leaflet. Read them carefully and make sure you understand them before taking this medicine. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.

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Clonidine side effects

Common Side Effects
  • Erythema / pruritis26%
  • Dry mouth25%
  • Drowsiness12%
  • Localized vesiculation7%
  • Fatigue6%
  • Headache5%
  • Allergic contact sensitization5%
  • Hyperpigmentation5%
  • Lethargy3%
  • Sedation3%
  • Edema3%
  • Excoriation3%
  • Burning3%
  • Insomnia2%
  • Dizziness2%
  • Impotence/sexual dysfunction2%
  • Dry throat2%
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Clonidine for High blood pressure (Patch)
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Weakness
  • Withdrawal syndrome
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Electrocardiographic abnormalities
  • Chest pain
  • Orthostatic symptoms
  • Syncope
  • Increases in blood pressure
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Elirium
  • Mental depression
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Localized numbness
  • Vivid dreams or nightmares
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Other behavioral changes
  • Drowsiness
  • Angioneurotic edema
  • Localized or generalized rash
  • Hives
  • Urticaria
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Pruritus
  • Alopecia
  • Localized hypo or hyperpigmentation
  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting
  • Difficult micturition
  • Loss of libido
  • Decreased sexual activity
  • Gynecomastia or breast enlargement and weight gain
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning of the eyes
  • Dryness of the eyes

Serious Side Effects

  • Withdrawal
      Higher risk if:
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine

    Stopping Catapres (Clonidine) suddenly can cause agitation, headache, tremors, or have a sudden rise of blood pressure that can result in complications. Catapres (Clonidine) should be stopped over 2-4 days with the guidance of a doctor. If using with a beta blocker medicine, slowly stop the beta blocker first before stopping Catapres (Clonidine).

  • Driving impairment
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert

    Catapres (Clonidine) lowers your ability to focus, think, and react. Be careful. Avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car or operating machinery, until you know how this medication affects you.

  • Low heart rate (bradycardia)
      Higher risk if:
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart

    Catapres (Clonidine) can lower your heart rate too much. Talk to your doctor if you continue to feel dizzy, tired or getting out of breath doing things you normally can do after using Catapres (Clonidine) for a week.

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Clonidine interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Pregnancy
C Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Clonidine dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
      • Teenagers and children 6 years of age and older—At first, 0.1 milligram (mg) once a day, given at bedtime. Your doctor will increase your dose as needed.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For high blood pressure:
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release suspension):
      • Adults—At first, 0.17 milligram (mg) or 2 milliliter (mL) once a day, given at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. The usual dose is 0.17 (2 mL) to 0.52 mg (6 mL) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
      • Adults—At first, 0.17 milligram (mg) once a day, given at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. The usual dose is 0.17 to 0.52 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults—0.1 milligram (mg) two times a day, taken in the morning and at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. The usual dose is 0.2 mg to 0.6 mg per day, divided and given two times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

If you miss more than one dose of clonidine tablets, check with your doctor right away. If your body goes without this medicine for too long, your blood pressure may go up to a very high level and cause serious side effects.

If you miss a dose of clonidine extended-release tablets, skip the missed dose and take the next dose as scheduled. Do not double doses.

Clonidine reviews

3.2 / 5 average rating with 78 reviews for Clonidine from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Clonidine from Iodine.com

52 year old woman
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for High blood pressure

Reviewed 9/2/2017

  • Not worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Big hassle
YES, I WISH I KNEW HOW HARD IT WOULD BE TO CHANGE TO OTHER HBP MEDS.OTHER MEDS DO NOT LOWER YOUR BP BECAUSE CLONIDINE IS SO STRONG AND THE BODY GETS ADDICTED TO IT. IT CAUSES PANIC ATTACKS,EVEN IN YOUR SLEEP,NERVOUS,CONFUSION,FORGETFULNESS,HEADACHES,MENTAL ILLNESS,INSOMNIA,NO ENERGY NOR, INTEREST TO GO OR DO ANYTHING.I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL GET ME OFF CLONIDINE THAT WON'T MAKE MY BP GO SKY HIGH.I REGRET EVER TAKING CLONIDINE.
33 year old woman
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for High blood pressure

Reviewed 7/17/2017

  • Not worth it
  • Worked well
  • Big hassle
Even after months I'm still drowsy all the time. Caffeine doesn't help. Impossible to live this way.
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