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Catapress

Pronunciation

Catapress is a common misspelling of Catapres (clonidine).

What is Catapres (Catapress)?

Catapres (Catapress) is an alpha agonist and is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension ). It is effective when used alone or with other high blood pressure medications. Catapres (Catapress) lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relax (widen) and your heart to beat more slowly and easily.

Catapres (Catapress) is also used for alcohol, nicotine, or benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal; migraine headaches; smoking cessation programs; Tourette's syndrome (tics and uncontrollable utterances); narcotic/methadone detoxification; premenstrual tension; to treat diabetic diarrhea; to treat ulcerative colitis, and to diagnose pheochromocytoma.

Catapres (Catapress) may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

Catapres (Catapress) side effects may include dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression) and cold hands/feet.

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