Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide

Information about Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide

Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide Uses

Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

How Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide works

Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two medicines: Clonidine and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Clonidine is an alpha-2 agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Common side effects of Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide

Sedation, Dryness in mouth, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased uric acid level in blood, Slow heart rate, Increased blood lipid level, Glucose intolerance, Electrolyte imbalance, Sexual dysfunction
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Expert advice for Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide

  • Your doctor has prescribed $ name to control Hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor along with regular exercise and diet control.
  • It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and attention requiring activity 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.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.

Frequently asked questions for Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide

Clonidine + Hydrochlorothiazide

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide?

Yes, the use of Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. Can the Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can I stop taking Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide if I feel well?

No, keep using Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Clonidine+Hydrochlorothiazide?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

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