Average Rating: 2.7 (12 Ratings)

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 1  Hypertension Thought patch was working. But at 5th day had a hypertensive crisis. Blood pressure shot up to 208/109. Woke me from sleep with racing pulse and elevated bp. Tore off hoping bp returns to my high normal. F 81 5 days
1.0 1X D
 3  borderline HTN Works okay. Tried to bump up to 0.3 mgs, couldn't sleep due to horrible nightmares. Really dry mouth and eyes. Like not having to take a pill every day. F 49 8 weeks
0.2 mgs
 1  high blood pressure This med has caused severe sleep problems. REM sleep occurs at least 4 times a night, after which I am wide awake with problems going back to sleep. Daytimes, I am zombie-like, falling asleep whenever I am still. Dry mouth is a problem also. F 83 30 days
0.2 3X D
 2  high blood ptessure nervousness and hair loss 2 1/2 years M 58 2 days
 4  high blood pressure Reddness, at the site, then discoloration for a long time afterwards.I take so many others I don't know what medicine may have caused what, except the awlful patch marks. F 41 4 days
 2  High BP redness & itching under patch eventually progressed to generalized allergic reaction My doc prescribed "Nasacort" spray to reduce the itching under the patch, which worked fairly well for about 1-1/2 years. Then the skin reaction got worse and the area stayed red even after patch was removed. Eventually I got a rash that spread from chest to back to arms & legs--entire body. It went away within 4 days after I stopped using the patch & switched to a different BP med. F 50 2 years
 5  elevated heart rate none worked for me F 52 1 years
 2  ADHD None Was an early step in trying to treat our son's ADHD symptoms. This one was so mild it didn't do much of anything. The positive was little risk of side effects and nothing too scary as far as side effects, but it just didn't do anything for ADHD. Increased the dose to the max and still no results. Have since moved on to the pure ADHD meds, rather than blood pressure meds with other uses. M 4 6 months
 4  High blood pressure Fatigue, loss of vitality, drive, ambition, and energy. I have tried other medications for high blood pressure, but their side affects were completely intolerable. The Catapres does bring down my blood pressure down to where it should be... so it has given me that... but it has taken some quality of my life in return. F 54 5 years
 5  blood pressure none I never knew it was there I want to continue wearing the patch but I cant afford another month and my husband is on so much medication just to keep breathing on a fixed income its hard F 75 7 days
 3  hot flushes Extreme fatigue and my night sweats were only delayed until 0330am. F 50 10 days

CATAPRES-TTS-1  (CLONIDINE):  This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Clonidine belongs to a class of drugs (central alpha agonists) that act in the brain to lower blood pressure. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)