This medication is an alpha agonist, prescribed for high blood pressure. This medication relaxes blood vessels thereby lowering blood pressure.
PO- The recommended initial dose is 1 mg daily given at bedtime.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stroke, low blood pressure, slow heart rate, bipolar disorder, heart, kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• It may cause dehydration; drink adequate fluid.
• Most Common :
Dry mouth, sedation, weakness, dizziness, constipation and impotence.
• Heart : Slow heart rate, palpitations and substernal pain.
• Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, difficulty in swallowing and nausea.
• Central Nervous System : Memory loss, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and decreased sexual drive.
• ENT : Runny nose, taste perversion and ringing in the ear.
• Eye : Eye inflammation and visual disturbances.
• Musculoskeletal : Leg cramps.
• Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
• Skin : Skin inflammation, itching, bruising and increased sweating.
• Genitourinary : Testicular disorder and urinary incontinence.
• Miscellaneous : Uneasiness and tingling.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature, between 15 and 39°C.
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