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Brand name: Clonidine (Apo) TM

Active ingredients: clonidine

What it is used for

Oral: All grades of essential hypertension. Renal hypertension.,The prophylactic management of migraine or recurrent vascular headaches which occur in adult patients with a frequency of more than once a month and are not adequately relieved by appropriate therapy for the acute attack. Alleviation of symptoms due to localised vasodilatation in menopausal flushing.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

scored, pink, compressed tablets, impressed with the symbol YS 01 on one side and the score line on the reverse side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient clonidine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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