Catapres Ampoules (2012)
Active ingredients: Clonidine
Product Name and Form
Catapres Ampoules 150 micrograms in 1 ml Solution for Injection.
Solution for injection.
Clear, colourless solution.
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Each 1 ml ampoule contains clonidine hydrochloride 150 micrograms.
For excipients, see 6.1.
Clonidine has been shown to have both central and peripheral sites of action. With long-term treatment clonidine reduces the responsiveness of peripheral vessels to vasoconstrictor and vasodilator substances and to sympathetic nerve stimulation. Early in treatment, however, blood pressure reduction is associated with a central reduction of sympathetic outflow and increased vagal tone.
1N hydrochloric acid
Water for injections
Pack sizes and Marketing
1 ml colourless glass (Ph. Eur. Type I) ampoules, marketed in packs of 5.
Boehringer Ingelheim Limited