ARKAPRES 150mcg Tablet 10's

Hypertension Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET contains Clonidine which belongs to group of medicines called Antihypertensives. ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is used to lower high blood pressure to treat hypertension in affected individuals.

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients allergic to clonidine. It is also not recommended for use in patients with rare hereditary condition of galactose intolerance, and/or heart diseases (such as heart failure, slow/irregular heart rate).

Before taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have Raynaud’s phenomenon (condition marked by decreased blood flow to the fingers and toes), depression, constipation, altered sensation, diabetes, liver, and/or kidney problems.

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. It is also not recommended for use in breast-feeding women.

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) and is advised to be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 60 years/above) after consulting the doctor.

The most common side effects of taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET are dizziness, dry mouth, tiredness, headache, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET

  • Helps to lower high blood pressure in affected individuals

HOW ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET WORKS

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET works by relaxing the blood vessels which makes the heart to pump blood more efficiently around the body thus resulting in the lowered blood pressure and thereby treating hypertension in affected individuals.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET

COMMON

  • dizziness
  • signs of sedation such as feeling tired or relaxed more than usual
  • signs of orthostatic hypertension such as feeling dizzy when you stand up suddenly
  • dry mouth
  • depression
  • sleeping problems
  • headache
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • pain below the ear (from the salivary gland)
  • vomiting
  • erectile dysfunction
  • weakness

UNCOMMON

  • difficulty in understanding, hallucinations, nightmares
  • altered sensation in hands and feet
  • regular unusually slow heartbeat
  • signs of Raynaud’s phenomenon (condition marked by decreased blood flow to the fingers and toes) such as cold fingers or toes
  • itching, rash, urticaria (nettle rash)
  • feeling of discomfort and fatigue
  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • irrational/abnormal thoughts 
  • irritability
  • decreased sexual drive / impotence
  • constipation
  • dryness of the nose and eyes
  • pain in the salivary glands
  • larger breasts (than normal) in men
  • thinning of hair

RARE

  • hair loss
  • signs of high blood sugar such as feeling thirsty, urinating frequently, feeling weak or tired.

Stop taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience

  • signs of pseudo-obstruction of the large bowel such as colicky pain, vomiting and constipation

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

If you feel dizzy, keep your eyes closed sit or lie down. Do not drive or operate machinery. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Headache:

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if required. Do not consume alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Constipation:

Eat more fiber especially soluble fiber foods such as beans, oats, oat bran, rice bran, barley. Try to keep yourself hydrated and avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat the side effect. Consult your doctor if the symptom persists or does not improve.

Nausea and vomiting:

Take ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET with or just after a meal. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods, sugary snacks and drinks. Avoid drinking too much liquid along with your meals, drink slowly in between meals. Consult your doctor if the condition worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use in breast feeding women as it may pass through milk. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel drowsy, dizzy or have some disturbances of vision after taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET as it may alter the effect of the medicine.  

KIDNEY

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not take ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET if you are allergic to Clonidine, and/or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with problems such as heart failure, slow/irregular heart rate. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

OTHERS

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have rare hereditary condition of galactose intolerance

Before taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • have signs of Raynaud’s phenomenon (condition marked by decreased blood flow to the fingers and toes) such as cold fingers or toes
  • have or ever had depression
  • have constipation
  • have altered sensation (nerve disorder that causes your hands and feet to feel different
  • low blood pressure while standing up
  • have intolerance or difficulty to digest certain sugars (such as lactose)
  • have diabetes
  • have signs of phaeochromocytoma (rare tumor of the adrenal gland) such as high blood pressure, headache, heavy sweating
  • stroke or transient ischeamic attack (TIA)

Use in Pediatrics:

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Use in Geriatrics:

ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 60 years). Consult your doctor before taking.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking,

  • other medicines that make you drowsy Ex. brompheniramine, diphenhydramine
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (used to reduce fever & inflammation, and relieve pain) Ex. ibuprofen
  • imipramine or mirtazapine (used to treat depression)
  • antipsychotics (used for severe mental illness such as schizophrenia) Ex. chlorpromazine
  • beta blockers (used to treat hypertension) Ex. atenolol
  • water tablets – frusemide (diuretics)
  • alpha blockers (used for prostate problems in men) Ex. prazosin or doxazosin
  • vasodilators (medicines used to dilate or prevent constriction of blood vessels to allow free blood flow to the organs) Ex. diazoxide or sodium nitroprusside
  • calcium antagonists (used to treat hypertension) Ex. verapamil, diltiazem hydrochloride
  • ACE inhibitors (used to treat hypertension) Ex. captopril, lisinopril
  • digitalis glycoside (used to treat heart diseases) Ex. digoxin

Over dosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are slow heartbeat, drowsiness, temporary breathlessness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, feeling cold, vomiting, looking pale, irregular heartbeat, and coma.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Clonidine
Pharmacological Category :   Central alpha agonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET below 30°C

FAQs ABOUT ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET

What dosage does ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET be taken in a day?

Take ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET as advised by your physician. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Swallow the medicine with glass of water. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Can ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET be taken if I have an intolerance to sugars?

It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET if you have intolerance to certain sugars (such as lactose). ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET is generally not recommended for use if you have rare hereditary condition of galactose intolerance (condition marked by inability of the body to absorb glucose and galactose). Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Will I feel, dizzy after taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET?

Yes, you may feel dizzy after taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET because dizziness is the most common side effect associated with the use of the medicine. If you feel dizzy, keep your eyes closed sit or lie down. Do not drive or operate machinery. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Can ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET be used in pregnancy?

[GNBKEYWORD] is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning to get pregnant. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

What are the side effects of ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking ARKAPRES 150MCG TABLET are dizziness, dry mouth, tiredness, headache, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Anti-Hypertensive Drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page:565.

2. Abbas Alshami, Carlos Romero, America Avila, and Joseph Varon. Management of hypertensive crises in the elderly. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. July 2018. [Accessed on 7th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198269/

3. Clinect Pty Ltd. MEDSAFE (New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority). [Revised in January 2021] [Accessed on 7th May 2022] https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/cmi/c/CatapresTab.pdf

4. Glenwood GmbH. Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). [Revised in December 2021] [Accessed on 7th May 2022] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/50b9e8a3-4d75-4c53-a748-6c0cd8ac8c48.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Blood Pressure Test
  • Ambulatory (24-hour) blood pressure monitoring

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    CLONIDINE 150 MCG
    Hsn Code
    30049076
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ARKAPRES 150mcg Tablet 10's

ARKAPRES 150mcg Tablet 10's Mkt: Biokindle Lifesciences Pvt Ltd

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