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Patients should be cautioned against interruption of Catapres (clonidine) tablets therapy without their physician's advice.
Patients who engage in potentially hazardous activities, such as operating machinery or driving, should be advised of a possible sedative effect of clonidine. They should also be informed that this sedative effect may be increased by concomitant use of alcohol, barbiturates, or other sedating drugs.
Patients who wear contact lenses should be cautioned that treatment with Catapres (clonidine) tablets may cause dryness of eyes.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/24/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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