SALT INFORMATIONMoxonidine(0.2 mg)
Moxonidine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
* Very common: dry mouth * Common: back pain, headache, weakness, feeling dizzy, rash or itching, difficulty sleeping, feeling sleepy, urge to vomit, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion * Uncommon: neck pain, feeling nervous, fainting, swelling, ringing or noise in the ears, unusually slow heartbeat, low blood pressure
* Avoid concomitant use of moxonidine with the following and tell your doctor if you are taking: -other medicines to lower your blood pressure -medicines for depression such as imipramine or amitriptyline -tranquillizers, sedatives or sleeping tablets such as benzodiazepines -beta-blockers -medicines with similar excretory mechanism as moxonidine * Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Moxonidine belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives. It relaxes and widens the blood vessel which helps to lower blood pressure.
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration. * Adults and elderly: Usual starting dose is 200 micrograms a day. Maximum recommended dose up to 600 micrograms a day * Children below 18 years of age: not recommended
DOs and DON'Ts
* Do not take moxonidine: -If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to moxonidine or any of the other ingredients -If you have a slow heart rate caused by a heart problem called "sick sinus syndrome" or "2nd or 3rd degree AV-block" -If you have heart failure -If you have serious kidney problems -If you are pregnant or breast feeding * Before you take moxonidine tell your doctor: -If you have a heart problem called "1st degree AV-block" -If you have a severe heart problem such as angina or chest pain at rest -If you have kidney problems * Do not give moxonidine to children younger than 18 years of age * Do not drink alcohol while you are taking moxonidine as it may increase the effects of alcohol * You may feel sleepy or dizzy while taking moxonidine. If this happens, be careful while driving or using any machinery
* Do not take moxonidine: -If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to moxonidine or any of the other ingredients -If you have a slow heart rate caused by a heart problem called "sick sinus syndrome" or "2nd or 3rd degree AV-block" -If you have heart failure -If you have serious kidney problems -If you are pregnant or breast feeding * Do not give moxonidine to children younger than 18 years of age
Q.What is moxonidine tablets/ what is moxonidine used for?Moxonidine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)Q.Is moxonidine a diuretic?It is not a diuretic.Q.How does moxonidine works?Moxonidine works by making your blood vessels relax and widen. This helps to lower your blood pressure
1.Summary of product Characteristics: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/222862.Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/2538
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Studies in animals have shown risk to fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.