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Moxonidine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

How it works

Moxonidine belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives. It relaxes and widens the blood vessel which helps to lower blood pressure.

Common side effects

Nausea, Neck pain, Nervousness, Back pain, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fainting, Headache, Altered heart rate, Indigestion, Insomnia, Rash, Itching, Ringing in ear, Sleepiness, Swelling, Vomiting, Weakness


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


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

Q. Is moxonidine a diuretic?
It is not a diuretic.

Q. 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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)