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Moxonidine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure

How it works

Moxonidine lowers the levels of certain natural chemicals in the body. As a result, it relaxes the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.

Common side effects

Dry mouth, Headache, Rash, Dizziness, Back pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea, Vertigo, Itching

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Expert advice

  • Do not take moxonidine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to moxonidine or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take moxonidine if you have problem in heart rate; if you are suffering from heart failure; or serious kidney problems.
  • Avoid using moxonidine if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not give moxonidine to children younger than 18 years of age.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking moxonidine as it may increase the effects of alcohol.
  • You may feel sleepy or dizzy while taking moxonidine. If this happens, be careful while driving or using any machinery.

Frequently asked questions



What is moxonidine tablets/ what is moxonidine used for?
Moxonidine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)


Is moxonidine a diuretic?
It is not a diuretic


How does moxonidine works?
Moxonidine works by making your blood vessels relax and widen. This helps to lower your blood pressure

Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)