Clonidine

Clonidine

 

General English name: Clonidine

Application: High blood pressure - heart attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of clonidine

Clonidine Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking clonidine

Contraindications to clonidine

Clonidine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of clonidine on driving and working with machines

Clonidine drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking clonidine

Side effects of clonidine

Clonidine overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of clonidine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of clonidine

Tablets, ampoules

 

Clonidine Drug Information

Clonidine is used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. But the disease must be treated, because if left untreated, it can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and heart disease and other serious (kidney) diseases. Clonidine belongs to a group of drugs called central alpha agonists that work to lower blood pressure in the brain. This drug dilates blood vessels, lowers intravascular pressure, and lowers high blood pressure over time.

 

Dosage and method of taking clonidine

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with clonidine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of clonidine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Take this medicine regularly, even if your symptoms are under control, do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of clonidine at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember much later than usual, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to clonidine

  • Note the expiration date of the clonidine medicine and do not take it if the medicine you are taking has expired.
  • Never give clonidine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for clonidine drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Clonidine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of clonidine on driving and working with machines

Clonidine may make you dizzy or drowsy, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Clonidine drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects from clonidine (such as slow breathing, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, marijuana, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as diazepam). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine, muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine). Give.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough and cold medicines, diet supplements, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen). Because they may contain ingredients that increase blood pressure or worsen heart failure. Talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking clonidine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby or are breastfeeding your baby.
  • If you have a kidney problem.
  • If you have heart problems or an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of clonidine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Vertigo
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth or skin
  • Change the mood

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this medicine.

 

Clonidine overdose (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Call the emergency room right away if you notice symptoms such as severe dizziness, drowsiness, slow or irregular heartbeat, slow breathing, seizures, confusion or shortness of breath in yourself or another person.

 

Storage conditions of clonidine

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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