The dose of Catapres your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your high blood pressure
- Your age
- How you respond to the drug
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Catapres Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Catapres may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people actually tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most commonly reported problems include but are not limited to:
- Dry mouth
(Click Catapres Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Catapres can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Catapres Drug Interactions).