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CATAPRES
Hypertension
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Drug Name:

CATAPRES Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Clonidine HCl 0.1mg, 0.2mg, 0.3mg; tabs.

Company:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CATAPRES:

Hypertension.

Adult:

Initially 0.1mg twice daily. Usual range 0.2–0.6mg daily in divided doses; max 2.4mg/day.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Sinus node dysfunction. AV block. Pheochromocytoma: not effective. Conduction disturbances. Renal dysfunction. Avoid abrupt cessation. If local reaction occurs from patch, using tabs may cause generalized rash. Discontinue 4hrs before surgery; resume as soon as possible after surgery. Patch: remove before defibrillation, cardioversion, or MRI. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Antagonized by tricyclic antidepressants. Potentiates CNS depressants. Orthostatic regulation disturbances (eg, orthostatic hypotension, dizziness, fatigue) possible with neuroleptics. Monitor heart rate in patients receiving agents known to affect sinus node function or AV nodal conduction (eg, digitalis, calcium channel blockers, β-blockers).

See Also:

CATAPRES-TTS

Pharmacological Class:

Central alpha agonist.

Adverse Reactions:

Dry mouth, dry eye, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, constipation, sedation, rash, myalgia, urticaria, nausea, insomnia, agitation, orthostatic hypotension, impotence, arrhythmias.

How Supplied:

Tabs—100; Patch—4

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