Catapres 100mcg - Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.1mg

Catapres 100mcg - Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.1mg

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Catapres 100mg

Catapres is an oral drug which is used in the management of hypertension. It acts as vasodilator. It contains Clonidine, as its active ingredient. Hypertension is a state in which blood pressure rise up more than normal. It may be due to activity of certain chemicals in blood which allows vasoconstriction. It acts as vasodilator and decrease the blood pressure up to normal level.

Clonidine hydrochloride is a derivative of Clonidine which shows antihypertensive activity. It belongs to the category of centrally acting alpha adrenergic agonist. It decreases the calcium level at presynaptic stage. It prevents release of nor-epinephrine. It is agonist of imidazoline receptors and it mediates the sympatho-inhibitory activity of imidazoline. As a result it decreases the blood pressure. By above mentioned activities Clonidine is useful to reduce the blood pressure and treats hypertension.

Catapres should not use by some individuals, as it is CONTRAINDICATED in these individuals. It can cause severe bad effects in these individuals. These individuals are-

• It should not be used by individuals, who are sensitive to Clonidine or any other component of this medication, as it may cause severe hypersensitive reactions.
• An individual, who is taking some other drugs like muscle relaxer, antidepressant, transdermal patches of Clonidine and sleeping pills, should not use this medication.

Clonidine should be stored away from direct heat and moisture. You should keep it away from pets and children.

Dosage of Catapers of generic Clonidine-

Catapres is available in various dosage forms such as oral tablet. It is also available in various dose strengths and in various brand names. Catapres tablets can be taken with or without food, by the mouth. For the treatment of hypertension the dose of this drug is adjusted depending upon the level of blood pressure. An adult individual should take o.1mg tablet orally, two times in a day. It should be used in morning and at bedtime. The dose may be increased depending upon the response and requirement. An individual should not consume more than 2.4mg in a day.

Overdose of this medication can cause severe bad effects. Some overdose symptoms of this drug include severe headache, chest pain, and blurred vision, anxiety, feeling cold and fainting. In case, an individual face these symptoms then the individual should contact with doctor as soon as possible.

An individual should take the missed dose of this drug whenever remembers, if the individual reminds it at the time of next dose then the individual should go for next dose and forget the left dose.

The use of Catapres may cause some side effects in some individuals. These include ear pain, constipation, mood change, dizziness, mild fever and dizziness.

Safety points of Catapres-

• It should be used with extra care in some medical issues such as slow heartbeat, heart attack, kidney disorders and cancer of adrenal gland.
• It should not be given to a child, who is lesser than 6 years of age.
• An individual should not stop consumption of this medication suddenly, as it may cause withdrawal effects.
• An individual should not use two dosage forms of this drug at a same time.

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