Catapres clonidine patch

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Looking for relief from high blood pressure? Try the Catapres Clonidine Patch for effective and convenient control of your hypertension.

With its transdermal delivery system, the Catapres patch offers continuous medication release throughout the day, helping you maintain a healthy blood pressure level with ease.

How It Works

The Catapres clonidine patch works by releasing clonidine, a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called centrally acting alpha-agonists. Clonidine works by stimulating alpha-adrenergic receptors in the brain, which results in a decrease in the sympathetic nervous system activity. This action leads to a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate, which helps to control conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension).

Clonidine is thought to act on the alpha-2 (α2) in the brain stem that ultimately leads to decreased peripheral resistance and reduced heart rate.

How it Works

The Catapres clonidine patch works by releasing a controlled amount of medication through the skin into the bloodstream. Clonidine, the active ingredient in the patch, acts on the central nervous system to lower blood pressure by reducing the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels.

Transdermal Delivery

The patch is applied to clean, dry skin and adheres securely, allowing the medication to be absorbed gradually over a 7-day period. This method of transdermal delivery ensures a consistent level of clonidine in the body, providing continuous relief from high blood pressure.



When using Catapres clonidine patch, ensure that the skin is clean and dry before applying the patch. Choose a hairless area on the upper outer arm or chest for application. Rotate application sites to prevent skin irritation. Press the patch firmly in place and hold for at least 30 seconds to ensure it sticks well. Change the patch every 7 days and apply a new one to a different area to prevent skin irritation.

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Do not cut the patch into smaller pieces, and avoid applying it to irritated or damaged skin. If the patch falls off, replace it with a new one, but do not try to reapply the old patch. If you forget to change the patch on time, apply a new one as soon as you remember and continue with your regular schedule.

Side Effects

As with any medication, Catapres clonidine patch can cause side effects in some individuals. It is important to be aware of potential side effects and consult with your healthcare provider if you experience any of the following:

Common Side Effects:

Common Side Effects:

1. Drowsiness

2. Dry mouth

3. Fatigue

4. Headache

5. Dizziness

Serious Side Effects:

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek immediate medical attention:

1. Severe allergic reactions (rash, itching, swelling of face, tongue, or throat)

2. Chest pain

3. Rapid or irregular heartbeat

4. Hallucinations

5. Fainting

It is important to report any side effects to your healthcare provider to ensure safe and effective use of Catapres clonidine patch.