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US Brand Name Catapres
Generic Name Clonidine
Other Brand Name CATAPRES, ARKAMIN
Manufacturer G.REMEDIES, Unichem, BI
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 150 mcg

  • 100 tabs 100 mcg $29.00
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Details

Introduction

Generic Catapres or Clonidine is an approved prescription medicine used in the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Belongs to alpha-2 adrenergic agonists group of medications, Catapres is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Blood pressure is kept normal with the medication and it prevents heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems. The medication acts in the brain and relaxes blood vessels for the easy flow of the blood. Generic Catapres, Clonidine 150mcg tablet is an alpha-agonist hypotensive agent that acts centrally and is available in three dosage forms such as 0.1 mg, 0.2 mg and 0.3 mg.


Use

Generic Catapres, Clonidine 150mcg tablet is primarily used in the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. It lowers the blood pressure by decreasing certain chemical levels in the blood. Catapres Tablets can also be used as an aid in methadone and opiate detoxification and as an aid to quit smoking. Medication is also used to treat diabetic, diarrhea, Tourette's syndrome and reduce menopausal flushing. Apart from these the Catapres tablet is also used to treat postherpetic neuralgia and ulcerative colitis.


Side effects

Catapres like any other medications might cause some side effects to some people as many people have no side effects with this medication. People who face some of these common side effects must seek doctor


Composition

The inactive ingredients in Generic Catapres, Clonidine 150mcg tablet contains colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, dibasic calcium phosphate, gelatin, glycerin, lactose, sodium starch glycolate and magnesium stearate.


Dosage and administration

Although the dose of Generic Catapres, Clonidine tablets is adjusted according to the patient's individual blood pressure response but the following is general dosage and administration guidance: Initial Dose 0.1 mg Catapres tablet must be taken during morning and bedtime. It is always beneficial for the elderly patients to start with a lower initial dose. Maintenance Dose After the initial dose the patients must increment the dosage with 0.1 mg per day. The change in dosage must be made at weekly intervals if required and should be continued till the desired response is achieved. It is recommended to take large portion of the daily dose at bedtime that reduces side effects like dry mouth and drowsiness. Catapres can be administered with or without food and oral suspension must be shaken well before taking it. One should strictly follow the dosage as prescribed by the doctors to achieve the best results.