What is clonidine?
Clonidine is a blood pressure lowering agent. It helps, among other things, hot flushes and sweats (menopausal symptoms). The active ingredient clonidine, provides for a widening of certain blood vessels, causing the blood pressure is reduced, and complaints will be reduced. This drug is only available by prescription.
What is the drug used?
Clonidine is prescribed outbreaks for the treatment of hot flushes and (night) welding – complaints that often occur during menopause. This medication is intended for women who oppose the use of hormones for the treatment of their complaints, or in whom hormone therapy is not in question. Clonidine is sometimes prescribed to treat high blood pressure or withdrawal symptoms as a result of Addiction treatment.
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How to use clonidine?
Clonidine is in a liquid Form, in the Form of tablets and Patches and as injection. Clonidine tablets should without chewing, these are taken at a fixed time. Clonidine can be taken with or without food. It is provided by a doctor a treatment by patch or by injection or ingestion in liquid Form, so you should use the drug as described in the leaflet or follow the instructions of the physician. Should have occurred after a few weeks of no improvement of symptoms, consult your doctor. You want to cancel the application of clonidine, do this step-by-step, in order to counteract possible withdrawal symptoms. In this leaflet you will find more information on the use of clonidine.
In this respect, the doctor is not otherwise prescribed, the usual dosage of clonidine tablets for the treatment of menopausal complaints, as follows:
- Women adult: twice daily 2 to 3 tablets of 0,025 mg.
For clonidine patch and injection as well as for clonidine in liquid Form other dosing recommendations apply. Clonidine is used for the treatment of other diseases, it is possible that the doctor is a other dosage is determined. Read leaflet before use the pack.
The use of clonidine may cause side effects, such as:
- Dizziness, drowsiness, dizziness (especially at the beginning of the application);
- Dryness of the mouth;
- Gastro-intestinal complaints, such as loss of appetite, Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.
Most side effects go away after some time. The discomfort should last for several weeks, consult a doctor. The leaflet contains a complete Overview of all possible side effects.
When you should not use this medicine?
Clonidine is not suitable for every Person. Do not use this medication if you:
- Are allergic to clonidine or any of the other ingredients of the drug;
- Under the serious cardiac rhythm disturbances are liable to suffering, which will slow down your heartbeat significantly.
Discuss the use of clonidine with your doctor first, should you suffer from other diseases or use of other drugs. For more information about contraindications and interactions of this drug, read the package leaflet.
Pregnancy / Driving Ability / Alcohol
Use clonidine only on the advice of your doctor should you be pregnant or breast-feeding. The use of clonidine can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and drowsiness. You waive participation in the road traffic, should you encounter these complaints. The consumption of alcohol may cause possible side effects or strengthen. You renounce therefore, during the use of clonidine on the consumption of strong alcoholic beverages.