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What are the side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
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In brief: Numerous

Clonidine stimulates ?2 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.

In brief: Numerous

Clonidine stimulates ?2 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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