Catapres Medication Information
Catapres® (clonidine hydrochloride) is a prescription drug that helps lower blood pressure in adults. It comes in tablet form, is available in three different strengths, and is usually taken twice a day. The medicine appears to lower blood pressure and heart rate by stimulating alpha-2 receptors and decreasing certain substances (such as renin or aldosterone) in the body.
To ensure your safety with Catapres, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription products, as well as any allergies you may have, including to drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more in-depth information on this medication, including possible side effects, generic availability, and what to do in cases of overdose, click Catapres.)