Catapres TTS Drug InformationChemical Name CLONIDINE (KLOE-ni-deen)
Catapres TTS (Clonidine)
Catapres TTS is a centrally acting alpha-agonist hypotensive agent. It belongs to the transdermal therapeutic system (TTS), which means a continuous systemic delivery of clonidine is available for 7 days at an approximately constant rate. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). These are present as skin patches and are available in different strengths. The unique transdermal system keeps the release rate of clonidine nearly constant for 7 days thus maintaining control over high blood pressure.
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Active ingredient (comes in 3 strengths):
- Clonidine 0.1mg (Catapres TTS 1)
- Clonidine 0.2mg (Catapres TTS 2)
- Clonidine 0.3mg (Catapres TTS 3)
To start with Catapres TTS, the dosage should be titrated against the therapeutic requirement of the patient. It should be started with Catapres TTS 1. If the desired result is not achieved then Catapres TTS 2 should be used. If still no response dose should be increased to Catapres TTS 3. It’s recommended you don’t go to Catapres TTS 4.
To use the Catapres TTS patch once your doctor has prescribed it, put it on clean and dry healthy skin of the chest or upper arm. If hairs are present, clip them off. Do not shave them. If the patch becomes loose, put tape on it. Replace patches at the same time of the day.
Do not miss, increase, decrease or stop your medication without consulting your doctor. A qualified physician can only make all alterations in its dosage.
Before starting treatment with Catapres TTS, you must consult your doctor on these important factors;
- Allergy to clonidine
- Allergies to other drugs
- If you are taking beta blockers or digoxin, diltiazem or verapamil
- Lactating or breastfeeding
- Pediatric use
Catapres TTS generally has no or minor side effects, but some patients may experience severe adverse effects. Consult your physician at once on the appearance of these side effects. Some of the side effects include;
- Allergic reactions
- Dizziness, fainting
- Abnormal heartbeat
- Skin irritation
- Change in color of skin
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach
- Severe tiredness and weakness
Product Code: 9993
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