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Clonidine uses

Clonidine information

Clonidine is a medicine that is meant to lower the patient's blood pressure. It achieves its purpose as it decreases the levels in which certain chemicals are found in the patient's blood. In this way, the veins and arteries are allowed to widen, enabling the heart to beat regularly.

Clonidine indications

Clonidine is normally used in the treatment of hypertension. But Clonidine can also be used for other purposes that have not been mentioned here.

Clonidine warnings

This drug ought to be taken in on a regular basis. You should refrain from stopping your treatment without your personal physician's consent because this may lead to some of the following medical conditions:

Dangerously high blood pressure



A treatment with Clonidine could induce drowsiness or dizziness therefore caution is needed if the patient has to operate complicated machinery or to perform dangerous activities. During the patient's treatment with Clonidine he or she should refrain from taking in alcohol, pain relievers, antihistamines, sleeping pills or any other medicines without his or her doctor's approval.

You might not be allowed to follow a treatment with Clonidine if you are suffering from any of the next disorders:

Heart disease (heart attack)


Kidney disease

Liver disease

If you are suffering from any of the ailments that have been mentioned here you might be told by your doctor not to start a treatment with Clonidine or he (or she) might want to adjust your dosage of the drug or to monitor your body's reaction to the treatment.

Clonidine is a Category C FDA pregnancy drug, meaning that it has not been established whether a treatment with it could harm pregnant women, nor is it known whether it can lead to unwanted birth defects. During the pregnancy's third trimester a treatment with Clonidine should be avoided. If you are pregnant or are planning to be so soon, you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with this drug. If you are breastfeeding an infant you should not start taking this medicine without consulting it with your physician.

Lower dosages are usually needed for patients over 60.


Clonidine intake guidelines

Follow the instructions that your doctor has given you regarding your treatment with Clonidine Sanis Health. If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, a pharmacist or a nurse. You should accompany each and every dose of Clonidine that you take with a glass of water. It is recommended that you take the drug before bed time. Do not stop your treatment with Clonidine without your doctor's consent.

Clonidine dosage

Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of Clonidine that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors.

Clonidine overdose

Overdose of Clonidine usually leads to the next symptoms:




Slower heart rate





If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention.

Clonidine missed dose

Clonidine should be taken in or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Clonidine Sanis Health, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug unless you are instructed by your physician to do so.

Clonidine side effects

Taking Clonidine may result in some of these side effects:

Difficulty while breathing

Throat closing


Swelling of the tongue, face or lips

Slow hear rate

Abnormal low or high blood pressure (headache, fainting, redness of the neck, face and chest, sometimes dizziness)

If you are experiencing these side effects stop your treatment and inform your physician.

Clonidine can also induce other side effects (more common and less serious) such as:

Abnormal fatigue, tiredness or dizziness



Constipation, vomiting and nausea

Dry mouth


These mild side effects shouldn't stop you from continuing with your treatment. However, you should inform your doctor at once.

Other side effects may also occur when you take Clonidine Sanis Health. Inform your physician immediately if you experience anything unusual while taking this drug.

Clonidine drug reactions

Clonidine is known to cause drowsiness. Taking in alcohol, antidepressants, sedatives, antihistamines, pain relievers, drugs for anxiety or muscle relaxants could increase this side effect of Clonidine Sanis Health. Avoid taking them during your treatment with Clonidine Sanis Health.

Clonidine may interact with some of these drugs so it is best that you avoid taking them during your treatment with this drug:

Beta blockers



Tricyclic antidepressant


There are other drugs which may also interact with Clonidine Sanis Health. Inform your physician if you are taking any other drugs except Clonidine Sanis Health.


Clonidine pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.

Clonidine available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Apo-Clonidine 0.025 mg Tablet0.16 USD
Apo-Clonidine 0.1 mg Tablet0.18 USD
Apo-Clonidine 0.2 mg Tablet0.33 USD
Catapres 0.1 mg tablet0.19 USD
Catapres 0.2 mg tablet0.35 USD
Catapres 0.3 mg tablet2.98 USD
Catapres-TTS-1 4 0.1 mg/24hr Patches Box141.08 USD
Catapres-TTS-2 4 0.2 mg/24hr Patches Box236.75 USD
Catapres-TTS-3 4 0.3 mg/24hr Patches Box328.42 USD
Catapres-tts 1 patch21.18 USD
Catapres-tts 2 patch39.23 USD
Catapres-tts 3 patch78.95 USD
CloNIDine HCl 4 0.1 mg/24hr Patches Box119.84 USD
CloNIDine HCl 4 0.2 mg/24hr Patches Box201.75 USD
CloNIDine HCl 4 0.3 mg/24hr Patches Box279.9 USD
Clonidine 0.1 mg/day patch28.81 USD
Clonidine 0.2 mg/day patch48.5 USD
Clonidine 0.3 mg/day patch67.28 USD
Clonidine 1000 mcg/10 ml vial5.04 USD
Clonidine 5000 mcg/10 ml vial21.0 USD
Clonidine hcl 0.1 mg tablet0.24 USD
Clonidine hcl 0.2 mg tablet0.35 USD
Clonidine hcl 0.3 mg tablet0.5 USD
Clonidine hcl powder53.09 USD
Dixarit 0.025 mg Tablet0.28 USD
Duraclon 0.1 mg/ml vial14.4 USD
Duraclon 500 mcg/ml vial47.4 USD
Injectable; Injection; Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.1 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.5 mg / ml
Novo-Clonidine 0.025 mg Tablet0.16 USD
Novo-Clonidine 0.1 mg Tablet0.18 USD
Novo-Clonidine 0.2 mg Tablet0.33 USD
Nu-Clonidine 0.1 mg Tablet0.18 USD
Nu-Clonidine 0.2 mg Tablet0.33 USD
Tablets; Oral; Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.025 mg
Tablets; Oral; Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.1 mg
Tablets; Oral; Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.15 mg
Tablets; Oral; Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.2 mg
Tablets; Oral; Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.3 mg


Clonidine destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.

Clonidine Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.

Clonidine pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.



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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Clonidine?

Depending on the reaction of the Clonidine after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Clonidine not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Clonidine addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.



sDrugs.com conducted a study on Clonidine, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Clonidine consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported side effects

Did you get side effects while taking the Clonidine drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sDrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Clonidine medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
No side effects1

One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Clonidine drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Clonidine drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sDrugs.com website users needed > 3 month to notice the result from using Clonidine drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Clonidine need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
> 3 month1

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