Safety Concerns With Catapres-TTS
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Catapres-TTS. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects (most people actually tolerate it quite well). If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
(Click Catapres-TTS Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Catapres-TTS can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Catapres-TTS Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Catapres-TTS if you have:
- Heart disease, especially chest pain (angina) or a recent heart attack
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Had a stroke or transient ischemic attach (TIA)
- An upcoming surgery
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Clonidine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Clonidine and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Catapres-TTS Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)