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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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Catapres: Some potential side effects of Clonidine include sedation, fatigue, low blood pressure, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, generalized weakness, headache & upper abdominal pain.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

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.
A 32-year-old member asked:

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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of clonidine?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Variable: Commonly include: dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, headache, bradycardia. A more worrisome side effect is rebound hypertension since it is a short acting drug. Speak with your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are all the side effects of catapres (clonidine) 150 mg?

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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
Clonidine: Well to start with death. The dose noted is 1500 times the starting dose. If the dose was meant to be 150 mcg then it still is not right as the med is not made in that size. It comes in 0.1-0.3 mg tablets. This is a blood pressure medication that needs close monitoring because misuse can lead to severe side effects in the patient.

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