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Catapres 150mcg Tablet

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Product introduction

Catapres 150mcg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It lowers 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 migraines 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, constipation, insomnia. 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.

Benefits of Catapres Tablet

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Catapres 150mcg Tablet works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should take it regularly as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

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
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Enlarged salivary gland

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.
Breast feeding
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.

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Quick tips

  • Catapres 150mcg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension).  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • It may cause dryness of eyes. Take caution while using contact lenses.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Imidazoline derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Alpha 2-adrenoceptors agonist (Central sympatholytics)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Catapres with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. Can Catapres 150mcg Tablet cause weight gain?

Weight gain is not a very common side effect of Catapres 150mcg Tablet. But, if weight gain worries you, contact your doctor or a nutritionist to help you manage your weight.

Q. Can I drink alcohol with Catapres 150mcg Tablet?

No, you should avoid taking alcohol during treatment with Catapres 150mcg Tablet. The use of alcohol while taking Catapres 150mcg Tablet may worsen the side effects and may make you feel more drowsy.

Q. What happens if I take too much of Catapres 150mcg Tablet?

Taking more than prescribed Catapres 150mcg Tablet can be dangerous and may even be life threatening. In overdose, it can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure and heart rate. If someone has taken too much of Catapres 150mcg Tablet, rush them to the nearest emergency room or hospital.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Catapres 150mcg Tablet?

Yes, the use of Catapres 150mcg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from lying or sitting position. To lower your chances of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

You eat and drink normally while taking Catapres 150mcg Tablet. However, making lifestyle changes like stop smoking, eating healthy food and exercising regularly can further give a boost to your health.

Q. Can Catapres 150mcg Tablet cause depression or any other side effects?

Depression is a common side effect of Catapres 150mcg Tablet. Its use may also cause sleeping problems. Other uncommon side effects may include hallucinations, nightmares, and problem with understanding what is happening around you.

Q. Do I need to avoid playing sports while taking Catapres 150mcg Tablet?

You can continue playing sports while taking Catapres 150mcg Tablet. Exercising regularly can help you in controlling your blood pressure. However, do not over do it or push yourself too hard while exercising or playing sports.
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