Information about Reserpine

Reserpine Uses

Reserpine is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

Common side effects of Reserpine

Impaired concentration, Drowsiness
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Expert advice for Reserpine

  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activities that require mental focus until you know how Reserpine affects you. 
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Avoid becoming overheated during exercise or in hot weather as it may cause heat stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Reserpine


Q. Is Reserpine a beta blocker/ antidepressant?

Reserpine is an antipsychotic and antihypertensive drug. It is not a beta blocker or an antidepressant drug

Q. Does Reserpine cause depression?

Yes. Reserpine is known to cause depression. Consult your doctor immediately if you develop if you develop the signs of depression (feelings of decreased self-worth, loss of appetite, trouble in sleeping, decrease in sexual ability or interest)

Q. Where does Reserpine come from?

Reserpine comes from the dried root of Rauwolfia serpentine.


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