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What are the effects of catapres (clonidine)?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Many: Potential side eff ects include: dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, headche, agitation and sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Clonidine: Some potential side effects of Clonidine include sedation, fatigue, low blood pressure, dizziness, headache & upper abdominal pain. Clonidine is FDA approved for treatment of hypertension. It has been used off label to treat ADHD, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, opioid & alcohol withdrawal,restless leg syndrome, migraine headaches, nicotine dependence,Tourette's Syndrome, & hot sweats.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Numerous: Clonidine stimulates α2 receptors, which causes the heart to beat less forcefully and blood vessels to dilate (increase in diameter), which lowers blood pressure, hence its classification as an anti-hypertensive (though it has many other clinical uses). Side effects include hypotension (too low blood pressure), dry mouth, fatigue, weakness, nausea, constipation and many more.
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What are some possible side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Some common side eff: Dry mouth, constipation and feeling sleepy or lethargic are some of the common side effects I have encountered in my patients.

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