Clonidine patch is used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to the class of medicines known as antihypertensive. It lowers the blood pressure. It is a trans-dermal system. Hence, the medicine enters the body through the skin as the drug is applied to the skin in a patch form.
Apply the clonidine patch according to the instructions provided. Remember to wash your hands before applying the patch. Wash that area where you want to apply the patch and let it dry. Ensure that the area where you will put the patch is dry, clean and is free from hair. Moreover, that area should not have any scars or irritations. Ensure that it sticks well by pressing it with your fingertips. You can use an adhesive to cover the patch if you notice that the patch is no longer firmly sticking to your skin and can fall. A patch is applied for a period of seven days after that it is replaced. When the patch is replaced then it is usually applied to a different area.
However, it has many side effects.
Some of the Clonidine Patch Side Effects In Adults are:
1) Clonidine patch side effects in adults include irritation at the area where the patch is applied.
2) Dry mouth can be caused.
3) Fatigue may be caused.
4) Drowsiness can be caused.
5) Headache may be caused.
6) Constipation can be caused.
7) Nausea may be caused.
8) Nervousness may also be caused.
9) There may be trouble in falling asleep as one of the clonidine patch side effects in adults.
If any serious side effects occur like, extreme weakness, extreme drowsiness, difficulty in breathing, pain in the chest, rashes, allergic reaction like hives, swelling of hands, legs, ankles and trouble in breathing then you should consult the doctor.
Before taking this medicine, you should inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases, kidney diseases or any other serious disorder and if you are allergic to any specific medicine. If you are taking any other medicine along with clonidine then tell the doctor the names of the medicines. If you find any serious side effect or any allergic reaction then you should take the advice of the doctor without making any delay.