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Cloneon Injection

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Cloneon Injection is a medicine used in the urgent treatment of hypertensive emergency (severely increased blood pressure). It brings about rapid reduction in blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Lowering the blood pressure helps to prevent future stroke and heart attack.

Cloneon Injection is injected by or under the supervision of a doctor. Continuous blood pressure monitoring is needed while giving this medicine. You should continue all your medicines that are advised by the doctor for long-term treatment of hypertension even after this emergency injection.

Common side effects associated with this injection includes dizziness, dry mouth, and constipation. You must inform the doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Cloneon Injection

Benefits of Cloneon Injection

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Cloneon Injection reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Make appropriate lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and staying active, to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.

Side effects of Cloneon Injection

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 Cloneon

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Fever

How to use Cloneon Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cloneon Injection works

Cloneon Injection 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

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cloneon Injection.
Cloneon Injection 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.
Cloneon Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Cloneon Injection may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Cloneon Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cloneon Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Cloneon Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cloneon Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cloneon Injection?

If you miss a dose of Cloneon Injection, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • It is given as an IV infusion under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Cloneon Injection 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.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Imidazoline derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cloneon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
Brand(s): Triptam, Tryptomec, Amsha
Brand(s): Oxcap, A Pine, Axepine
Brand(s): Diabinese

Patient Concerns

I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
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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Q. Can Cloneon Injection cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can I drink alcohol with Cloneon Injection?

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

Q. What happens if I take too much of Cloneon Injection?

Taking more than prescribed Cloneon Injection 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 Cloneon Injection, rush them to the nearest emergency room or hospital.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Cloneon Injection?

Yes, the use of Cloneon Injection 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 Cloneon Injection. However, making lifestyle changes like stop smoking, eating healthy food and exercising regularly can further give a boost to your health.

Q. Can Cloneon Injection cause depression or any other side effects?

Depression is a common side effect of Cloneon Injection. 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 Cloneon Injection?

You can continue playing sports while taking Cloneon Injection. 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.

Q. Is Cloneon Injection used for anxiety? What are its other uses?

No, Cloneon Injection is not used for anxiety. But, it has been reported that the use of Cloneon Injection may cause anxiety as a side effect in some cases. Cloneon Injection may also be used in the treatment of dysmenorrhea (severely painful cramps during menstrual period), menopausal hot flashes. It also helps in alcohol and opiate (narcotic) withdrawal and smoking cessation. The use of Cloneon Injection also treats Tourette's syndrome which is characterized by the need to perform repeated motions or to repeat sounds or words. Cloneon Injection is also used to diagnose pheochromocytoma (a tumor that develops on a gland near the kidneys and may cause high blood pressure and fast heart rate).

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