Clonidine contraindications and warnings


The following provides information on contraindications to the use of clonidine in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

When should clonidine not be used?

Clonidine must not be used:

  • if hypersensitivity to the drug is known
  • at low blood pressure
  • in certain arousal and conduction disorders of the heart such as sinus node syndrome or AV block II. and III. Degree
  • with a heartbeat below 50 beats per minute (bradycardia)
  • while breastfeeding
  • in depression.

Careful medical supervision is required at:

  • Coronary artery disease, especially in the first month after a heart attack
  • severe heart failure
  • advanced chronic arterial circulatory disorders as well as Raynaud’s syndrome and thrombendangiitis obliterans
  • Vascular constriction of cerebral vessels
  • advanced renal dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Polyneuropathy.

What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?

During pregnancy and lactation the active substance should not be used.

What should be considered in children?

The active substance is not suitable for children.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Sudden onset of therapy can cause a very strong and very rapid increase in blood pressure. Therefore, a slow dose reduction is required.
  • The drug should not be taken in the form of eye drops. Special care must be taken to ensure that children do not have access to the eye drops.
  • Contraceptive wearers should be aware of occasional lacrimation effects when used on the eye.
  • Contact lenses should be provided by the ophthalmologist
    not recommended otherwise, to be taken out before use and no earlier than 20 to
    Be used again 30 minutes after application.
  • The treatment of hypertension with
    the drug in the form of an injection requires special medical supervision.
  • Impairment of the reactivity is possible.
  • The ability to be active
    Participation in traffic or to
    Operating machinery may be impaired
    become. This applies to a greater extent in
    Beginning of treatment and in cooperation
    with alcohol or tranquilizers or sleeping pills.

Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.