Catapres 150mcg Tablet

Catapres 150mcg Tablet

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Introduction

Catapres 150mcg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Lowering the blood pressure helps to prevent future stroke and heart attack.

Catapres 150mcg Tablet is also used to prevent migraine and hot flushes in women during menopause. This medicine can be taken with or without food but it is better to take it at the same time every day. You should always take this medicine as advised by the doctor and should never stop it without consulting the doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your blood pressure rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. You should monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medicine.

Common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, dry mouth, and constipation. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you.

Before taking this medicine, it is better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult a doctor before taking it.

Uses of Catapres Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Catapres Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Catapres

  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

How to use Catapres Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Catapres 150mcg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Catapres Tablet works

Catapres 150mcg Tablet is an alpha-2 agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Catapres 150mcg Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Catapres 150mcg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Catapres 150mcg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Catapres 150mcg Tablet may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.

Kidney

CAUTION
Catapres 150mcg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Catapres 150mcg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

Liver

CAUTION
Catapres 150mcg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Catapres 150mcg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Catapres Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Catapres 150mcg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.