Clonidine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Clonidine is Antihypertensive Drugs
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Clonidine is used for
1. Hypertension of all grades except pheochromocytoma
2. Glaucoma and migraine
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Contraindications1. Hypersensitivity
2. Sinoarterial node disease
3. Atrioventricular node disease.
Precautions 1. Depressive illness
2. Concurrent antihypertensive therapy
3. Cerebrovascular disease
4. Porphyria
5. Interactions
6. Pregnancy
Adverse Effects1. Dry mouth
2. Sedation
3. Dizziness
4. Nausea
5. Nocturnal restlessness
6. Occasionally rashes
7. Cardiac arrhythmias
8. Systemic lupus erythematosus
9. Hallucination
10. Impotence and depression
Pregnancy Category C

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