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Clonidine

Brand names: CATAPRES CATAPRESAN DURACLON KAPVAY

Description

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Clonidine
C Cardiovascular system → C02 Antihypertensives → C02A Antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting → C02AC Imidazoline receptor agonists
Clonidine
N Nervous system → N02 Analgesics → N02C Antimigraine preparations → N02CX Other antimigraine preparations
Clonidine
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01E Antiglaucoma preparations and miotics → S01EA Sympathomimetics in glaucoma therapy

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