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Arkamin 100 Mcg Tablet 30

Arkamin 100 Mcg Tablet 30

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    • Rs. 41.00

    Uses :

    Clonidine is used in the treatment of hypertension and relief from cancer pain (as an added therapy). It is also used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Mode of drug action


    Clonidine acts by stimulating the alpha 2-adrenergic receptors present in the brain. Thus, it reduces the levels of certain chemicals, thereby, reducing the heart rate and blood pressure. It relieves pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain and the spinal cord.

    What are the common side effects?

    The side effects of clonidine include drowsiness, dizziness, sleep problems, tiredness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, constipation, irritation, dry eyes, contact lens discomfort.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Avoid Arkamin tablet if you are allergic to clonidine hydrochloride.

    • Do not use clonidine for children below 6 years of age.

    • People with other heart conditions, kidney disease, and cancers of the gland present on the kidney should take the drug with caution. A lower dose may be required for patients with kidney disease.

    • Do not take over-the-counter medicines along with the tab Arkamin without asking a doctor or pharmacist.

    • Patients taking blood-thinning agents should not take Arkamin medicine.

    • If any other drugs are used for heart conditions, it should be informed to a doctor.

    • Do not drink alcohol while taking Arkamin as it can increase the Arkamin side effects.

    • Do not perform activities which require high attention because Arkamin can cause drowsiness which alters the alertness.

    • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take the drug with the doctor’s advice.

    • Take the exact clonidine dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

    • Do not abruptly stop taking Arkamin unless told by the doctor. This is because it can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as headache, agitation, chest tightness, anxiety, etc.

    • Read the instructions regarding the Arkamin tablet use and side effects.

    What else should I know?

    1. Can I stop taking clonidine tablets if I do not have symptoms of hypertension? You may not always have the symptoms even if your blood pressure is high. Thus, you should not stop taking clonidine but may have to continue it for your whole life.

    2. Can I undergo surgery while taking the medication clonidine? Due to an increased risk of bleeding, avoid clonidine if you have to undergo a surgery.

    3. How should I take clonidine? You may take clonidine with or without food, and with a glass of water. Take the medicine at the same time each day. It is usually taken in the morning and at night. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding how to take the drug.

    4. What should I do if I miss a dose of clonidine? Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember but if it almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its scheduled time. This helps to avoid extra dose.

    5. What happens if I take an overdose of clonidine? Overdose may aggravate the side effects of clonidine. It can lead to nosebleed, headache, shortness of breath, chest pain, and anxiety. Contact a doctor immediately for help if you experience these symptoms.

    6. What is the clonidine effect on driving? Clonidine can impair driving as it causes drowsiness. Therefore, better avoid driving for sometime after taking the drug.

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