Catapres Drug Interactions

Catapres Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Catapres is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Beta Blockers
Combining Catapres with a beta blocker can increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) or a dangerously slow heart rate (bradycardia). However, in many cases, such combinations can be safe and effective. Check with your healthcare provider before combining such medications.
 
If you take both Catapres and a beta blocker, stopping the Catapres (without stopping the beta blocker) could increase the risk of dangerously high blood pressure, strokes, and other serious problems. It is advised to stop taking the beta blocker several days before you gradually reduce the dose of Catapres. Do not attempt this without the approval and supervision of your healthcare provider.
 
Certain Calcium Channel Blockers
Combining Catapres with certain calcium channel blockers may cause dangerously low blood pressure and a slow heart rate. You may need to be monitored very closely if you take these medications together.
 
Digoxin
Combining Catapres with digoxin may cause a dangerously slow heart rate. You may need to be monitored very closely if you take these medications together.
 
Other Medications That Cause Drowsiness
Catapres should be combined with other sedating medications or substances cautiously. Check with your healthcare provider before taking such medications together. Additionally, many antidepressants may decrease the effectiveness of Catapres for lowering blood pressure.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all interactions with Catapres were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.
 
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