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Catapres® (clonidine hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine often used for treating high blood pressure. It comes in tablet form, is available in three different strengths, and is usually taken twice a day. Catapres appears to lower blood pressure and heart rate by stimulating alpha-2 receptors and decreasing certain substances (such as rennin or aldosterone) in the body. You should talk to your healthcare provider before using this drug if you have kidney disease, heart disease, or an irregular heart rhythm.
 
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