Moxonidine is used alone or together with other medicines to control your blood pressure.
It helps blood vessels to relax and open up, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Take Moxonidine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. Belly pain. Headache. Tendons may rarely get irritated and tear. Unsafe allergic effects may rarely happen.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal schedule. - DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances. - If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Moxonidine. Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Moxonidine. Inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions or any other illnesses. Moxonidine is not meant for children younger than 16 years old.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Pain in back of the ankle. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Joint pain or swelling. Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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