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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

5. How to store Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets after the expiry which is stated on the blister
and carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets contain
Active substance:
Each tablet contains clonidine hydrochloride 25 micrograms.

Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, lactose
monohydrate, talc, sodium starch glycolate Type A and magnesium stearate.
Each box of Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets contains 112 white to off-white, circular
tablets with ‘CD 25’ engraved on one side, in 4 blister strips of 28 tablets each.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation holder
Auden Mckenzie (Pharma Division) Ltd.
Mckenzie House
Bury Street, Ruislip,
Middlesex
HA4 7TL
UK

1. What is Clonidine Hydrochloride and what is it used for?
2. Before you take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets







D
 o not take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets…
O
 ther things to do or know before you take the tablets
T
 aking other medicines
P
 regnancy and breast feeding
D
 riving and using machines
I
mportant information about some of the ingredients in Clonidine Hydrochloride
25 microgram Tablets

3. How to take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets




Usual recommended dose
If you forget to take a dose
If you take too many tablets

4. Possible side effects

Manufacturer
TioFarma BV
Benjamin Franklinstraat 9
Oud-Beijerland
The Netherlands.

5. How to store Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets
6. Further information
1. What is Clonidine Hydrochloride and what is it used for?
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets belong to a group of medicines called ‘vasodilators’,
which cause widening of the blood vessels and therefore an increase in blood flow.
Your doctor has prescribed Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets for you to prevent attacks of
migraine and similar types of headache. The tablets are also used to prevent hot flushes that may
occur in women during the menopause (‘change of life’).

This leaflet was last approved in November 2014.
2. Before you take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets

For information in large print, tape, CD or Braille, telephone 01895 627 420

Do not take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets:
•  you think that you may have had an allergic, or any other type of, reaction to Clonidine
if
Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets, or a similar medicine, in the past. An allergic reaction may be
recognised as a rash, itching, swollen face or lips, or shortness of breath;

Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets
PL 17507/0094
PA 1352/4/1
Auden Mckenzie (Pharma Division) Ltd.

•  you have a slow heart rate resulting from a disease of the heart called ‘sick-sinus syndrome’ or
if
severe heart problems.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets must only be used to treat the condition(s) your doctor
has given you this medicine for.

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Other things to do or know before you take the tablets

3. How to take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets

If the answer to any of the following questions is ‘Yes’, you may still be able to take Clonidine
Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets, but you should discuss this with your doctor before taking the
tablets:
•  you have cerebrovascular disease (problems with blood flow to the brain)?
Do

Take the tablets by mouth, exactly as your doctor, pharmacist or medicine label tells you to.
The usual recommended dose is as follows:
Adults over 18 years:

•  you have heart or severe kidney problems?
Do

Two to three tablets twice a day

Children & Adolescents: 
The use of clonidine is not recommended in paediatric patients
under 18 years.

•  you suffer from cold and numb hands and feet, eg Raynaud’s disease?
Do
•  you suffer from constipation?
Do
• 
Have you ever suffered from depression?
As you may get dry eyes whilst taking this medicine, this may be a problem if you wear contact lenses.
Taking other medicines
Always tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines (including those you bought yourself
without a prescription) because taking some medicines together with Clonidine Hydrochloride
25 microgram Tablets can be harmful.
In particular, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines, as they can
affect the way the tablets work:

The tablets should be swallowed whole with water, with or without food.
It may take 2 to 4 weeks for the medicine to work properly.
If you take too many tablets
Contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. Always take the labelled medicine container
with you whether or not there are any Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets left.
If you forget to take a dose
Take a dose as soon as you remember, then carry on as before.
4. Possible side effects

• 
certain medicines used to lower blood pressure (antihypertensives and alpha-blockers);
alpha-blockers are medicines also used to treat swelling of the prostate gland

Like all medicines, these tablets may cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

• 
certain medicines that relax blood vessels (vasodilators)

The side effects described below have been listed as follows:

• 
water tablets (diuretics)

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people): Dizziness, drowsiness, a dry mouth, and fall
in blood pressure on standing which can cause light headed feelings (orthostatic hypotension) mainly
following the first time a high dose was taken.

• 
medicines which are often used to slow the heart rate or lower the blood pressure (beta blockers)
• 
medicines used to treat heart failure (cardiac glycosides)

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): Feeling depressed, problems sleeping, headache,
nausea (feeling sick), pain below the ear (from the salivary gland), vomiting, constipation and
feeling tired.

• 
certain medicines used to treat depression (tricyclic antidepressants)
• 
other antidepressants, eg mirtazapine
• 
certain medicines used to relieve anxiety such as tranquillisers, hypnotics (and also alcohol)
(neuroleptics)
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Tell the doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets can reach your baby and may lower your baby’s heart
rate.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets are not recommended for use while breast feeding;
tell your doctor if you are breast feeding.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): Slow heart beats (bradycardia), tingling or numbness
of the hands or feet, itchy skin, skin rash, urticaria (nettle rash), generally feeling unwell (malaise),
hallucinations (visions), problems with the blood flow in the limbs (e.g. Raynaud’s type symptoms),
problems with awareness and nightmares.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people): Irregular heart-beat, blood glucose increased and inability
to get or maintain an erection (impotence), dry nose, hair loss (alopecia). Rarely a condition known as
pseudo-obstruction has been seen, symptoms include colicky pain, dry eyes (this may be a problem for
people who wear contact lenses), enlargement of male breast tissue, constipation and vomiting.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people): Pain in the parotid gland (a gland below the ear).

Driving and using machines

Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data): Restlessness at night,
blurred vision, confusion and reduction in sexual desire (libido).

Medicines like Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets may occasionally cause drowsiness,
dizzy or could have some disturbances of vision. If you are affected in this way, do not drive or operate
machinery.

If you experience any of these side effects and they continue, or become troublesome, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist. Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any other effect not
mentioned above.

Important information about some of the ingredients in Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram
Tablets

Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly
via the Yellow Card Scheme (Tel: Freephone 0808 100 3352 or Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard).
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

This medicine contains lactose monohydrate. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

5. How to store Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets

Do not use Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets after the expiry which is stated on the blister
and carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets contain
Active substance:
Each tablet contains clonidine hydrochloride 25 micrograms.

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, lactose
monohydrate, talc, sodium starch glycolate Type A and magnesium stearate.
Each box of Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets contains 112 white to off-white, circular
tablets with ‘CD 25’ engraved on one side, in 4 blister strips of 28 tablets each.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation holder
Auden Mckenzie (Pharma Division) Ltd.
Mckenzie House
Bury Street, Ruislip,
Middlesex
HA4 7TL
UK

1. What is Clonidine Hydrochloride and what is it used for?
2. Before you take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets







D
 o not take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets…
O
 ther things to do or know before you take the tablets
T
 aking other medicines
P
 regnancy and breast feeding
D
 riving and using machines
I
mportant information about some of the ingredients in Clonidine Hydrochloride
25 microgram Tablets

3. How to take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets




Usual recommended dose
If you forget to take a dose
If you take too many tablets

4. Possible side effects

Manufacturer
Auden Mckenzie (Pharma Division) Ltd,
Mckenzie House
Bury Street, Ruislip,
Middlesex
HA4 7TL
UK

5. How to store Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets
6. Further information
1. What is Clonidine Hydrochloride and what is it used for?
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets belong to a group of medicines called ‘vasodilators’,
which cause widening of the blood vessels and therefore an increase in blood flow.
Your doctor has prescribed Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets for you to prevent attacks of
migraine and similar types of headache. The tablets are also used to prevent hot flushes that may
occur in women during the menopause (‘change of life’).

This leaflet was last approved in November 2014.
2. Before you take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets

For information in large print, tape, CD or Braille, telephone 01895 627 420

Do not take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets:
if
•  you think that you may have had an allergic, or any other type of, reaction to Clonidine
Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets, or a similar medicine, in the past. An allergic reaction may be
recognised as a rash, itching, swollen face or lips, or shortness of breath;

Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets
PL 17507/0094
PA 1352/4/1
Auden Mckenzie (Pharma Division) Ltd.

if
•  you have a slow heart rate resulting from a disease of the heart called ‘sick-sinus syndrome’ or
severe heart problems.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets must only be used to treat the condition(s) your doctor
has given you this medicine for.

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Other things to do or know before you take the tablets

3. How to take Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets

If the answer to any of the following questions is ‘Yes’, you may still be able to take Clonidine
Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets, but you should discuss this with your doctor before taking the
tablets:
•  you have cerebrovascular disease (problems with blood flow to the brain)?
Do

Take the tablets by mouth, exactly as your doctor, pharmacist or medicine label tells you to.
The usual recommended dose is as follows:
Adults over 18 years:

•  you have heart or severe kidney problems?
Do

Two to three tablets twice a day

Children & Adolescents: 
The use of clonidine is not recommended in paediatric patients
under 18 years.

•  you suffer from cold and numb hands and feet, eg Raynaud’s disease?
Do
•  you suffer from constipation?
Do
• 
Have you ever suffered from depression?
As you may get dry eyes whilst taking this medicine, this may be a problem if you wear contact lenses.
Taking other medicines
Always tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines (including those you bought yourself
without a prescription) because taking some medicines together with Clonidine Hydrochloride
25 microgram Tablets can be harmful.
In particular, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines, as they can
affect the way the tablets work:

The tablets should be swallowed whole with water, with or without food.
It may take 2 to 4 weeks for the medicine to work properly.
If you take too many tablets
Contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. Always take the labelled medicine container
with you whether or not there are any Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets left.
If you forget to take a dose
Take a dose as soon as you remember, then carry on as before.
4. Possible side effects

• 
certain medicines used to lower blood pressure (antihypertensives and alpha-blockers);
alpha-blockers are medicines also used to treat swelling of the prostate gland

Like all medicines, these tablets may cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

• 
certain medicines that relax blood vessels (vasodilators)

The side effects described below have been listed as follows:

• 
water tablets (diuretics)

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people): Dizziness, drowsiness, a dry mouth, and fall
in blood pressure on standing which can cause light headed feelings (orthostatic hypotension) mainly
following the first time a high dose was taken.

• 
medicines which are often used to slow the heart rate or lower the blood pressure (beta blockers)
• 
medicines used to treat heart failure (cardiac glycosides)

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): Feeling depressed, problems sleeping, headache,
nausea (feeling sick), pain below the ear (from the salivary gland), vomiting, constipation and
feeling tired.

• 
certain medicines used to treat depression (tricyclic antidepressants)
• 
other antidepressants, eg mirtazapine
• 
certain medicines used to relieve anxiety such as tranquillisers, hypnotics (and also alcohol)
(neuroleptics)
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Tell the doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets can reach your baby and may lower your baby’s heart
rate.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets are not recommended for use while breast feeding;
tell your doctor if you are breast feeding.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): Slow heart beats (bradycardia), tingling or numbness
of the hands or feet, itchy skin, skin rash, urticaria (nettle rash), generally feeling unwell (malaise),
hallucinations (visions), problems with the blood flow in the limbs (e.g. Raynaud’s type symptoms),
problems with awareness and nightmares.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people): Irregular heart-beat, blood glucose increased and inability
to get or maintain an erection (impotence), dry nose, hair loss (alopecia). Rarely a condition known as
pseudo-obstruction has been seen, symptoms include colicky pain, dry eyes (this may be a problem for
people who wear contact lenses), enlargement of male breast tissue, constipation and vomiting.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people): Pain in the parotid gland (a gland below the ear).

Driving and using machines

Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data): Restlessness at night,
blurred vision, confusion and reduction in sexual desire (libido).

Medicines like Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram Tablets may occasionally cause drowsiness,
dizzy or could have some disturbances of vision. If you are affected in this way, do not drive or operate
machinery.

If you experience any of these side effects and they continue, or become troublesome, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist. Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any other effect not
mentioned above.

Important information about some of the ingredients in Clonidine Hydrochloride 25 microgram
Tablets

Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly
via the Yellow Card Scheme (Tel: Freephone 0808 100 3352 or Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard).
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

This medicine contains lactose monohydrate. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

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