Catapres-TTS-2 Transdermal

Name: Catapres-TTS-2 Transdermal

Before taking this medicine

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to clonidine.

To make sure Catapres-TTS-2 is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease or severe coronary artery disease;

  • a heart rhythm disorder;

  • history of heart attack or stroke;

  • pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland);

  • kidney disease; or

  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Catapres-TTS-2.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Clonidine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Catapres-TTS-2 is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply a skin patch as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra patches to make up the missed dose.

What should I avoid while using Catapres-TTS-2?

Clonidine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Avoid using lotions, oils, or other skin products on the area where you will apply the skin patch. The patch may not stick properly to the skin.

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

Catapres-TTS-2 side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;

  • a very slow heart rate (fewer than 60 beats per minute);

  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;

  • hallucinations;

  • fever, pale skin;

  • painful or difficult urination;

  • numbness or cold feeling in your hands or feet;

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; or

  • severe skin irritation, swelling, burning, or blistering where the patch is worn.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling tired;

  • feeling nervous;

  • dry eyes, dry mouth;

  • changes in your sense of taste;

  • sexual problems;

  • nausea, constipation; or

  • skin discoloration or mild irritation where the patch is worn.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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