Nexiclon XR

Generic Name: Clonidine

  • What is Nexiclon XR?

    Nexiclon XR is a medication used to treat high blood pressure.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Nexiclon XR?

    You must take Nexiclon XR regularly in order for it to be effective. Since blood pressure declines slowly, it may be weeks before you get the full benefit of Nexiclon XR. You must continue taking it even if you are feeling well. Nexiclon XR does not cure high blood pressure; it only keeps it under control.

    Do not stop taking Nexiclon XR abruptly without consulting your doctor.

    You should not drive or operate hazardous machinery until you know how Nexiclon XR will affect you.

  • Who should not take Nexiclon XR?

    Do not take Nexiclon XR if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Nexiclon XR?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Nexiclon XR. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart or kidney disease, had a stroke, or have recently had a heart attack. In addition, tell you doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The usual starting dose is 0.17 milligrams (mg) (2 milliliters [mL]) once a day.

  • How should I take Nexiclon XR?

    Shake the bottle well with a vigorous back and forth motion for 5-10 seconds and then insert the adapter into the neck of the bottle. Insert the syringe tip into the adapter and invert the bottle. Draw out the amount of medication as prescribed by your doctor, and dispense directly into your mouth.

  • What should I avoid while taking Nexiclon XR?

    Do not stop taking Nexiclon XR suddenly.

    Nexiclon XR may cause you to become tired. Until you know how this medicine affects you, avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery. Also, avoid alcohol or medications that may cause drowsiness.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Nexiclon XR?

    If Nexiclon XR is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Nexiclon XR may interact with numerous medications. Therefore, it is very important that you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking.

  • What are the possible side effects of Nexiclon XR?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth

  • Can I receive Nexiclon XR if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Nexiclon XR during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Nexiclon XR?

    If you miss a dose of Nexiclon XR, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Nexiclon XR?

    Store at room temperature.