Arkamin is a tablet form of Clonidine HCL containing 100 mcg per tablet. It is prescribed to treat people with very high levels of blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The medicine works by easing the blood vessels, helping free blood flow. The medicine works to eliminate hot flashes, ADHD (Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder) and menstruation pains.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Arkamin 100 mcg is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to prevent migraine attacks and similar types of headache, prevent hot flushes in women during the menopause (change of life).
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Arkamin active constituent is clonidine. Clonidine belongs to a group of drug known as vasodilators. It widens and relaxes the blood vessel which helps the blood to flow more easily. This in turn lowers blood pressure and makes heart to beat more slowly and easily.
This medication is an alpha agonist, prescribed for high blood pressure. By diminishing the level of certain chemicals in blood it lowers blood pressure.
BEFORE TAKING THE DRUG:
If you have an allergy to the active constituent of the drug or any other part of this drug. Tell your healthcare specialist, if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash, hives, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, or any other signs.
Clonidine can make you drowsy, so dont drive or participate in any hazardous activities until you know how clonidine affects you.
Drinking alcohol or using sedatives may also increase these side effects of clonidine.
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The usual oral adult dose is 100 mcg mg twice daily. The maximum oral dose is 2.4 mg daily. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
You usually take clonidine twice a day at about the same times. A typical dose schedule for an adult with high blood pressure is 0.1 mg taken in the morning and at bedtime.
If overdose, talk to health care specialist or poisons information center for advice. Seek for medical attention as soon as possible.
Take a missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal schedule time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses to cover up the previous one. Do not alter the dose or stop this drug without asking your physician.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ARKAMIN 100MCG:
Feeling sick (nausea), vomiting
Breast growth (men)
Pseudo obstruction of the large bowel
Increase in blood sugar
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. Taking them together can cause bad side effects. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Always take the medicine as per the guidelines provided by prescriber
Don?t use the expired drugs
Always follow the storage conditions provided with your medications
Arkamin Tablet is also used to prevent migraines and hot flushes in women during menopause. This medicine can be taken with or without food but it is better to take it at the same time every day. You should always take this medicine as advised by the doctor and should never stop it without consulting the doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your blood pressure rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. You should monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medicine.
Common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, dry mouth, constipation, insomnia. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you.
Before taking this medicine, it is better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult a doctor before taking it.
USES OF ARKAMIN TABLET
- Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
BENEFITS OF ARKAMIN TABLET
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
SIDE EFFECTS OF ARKAMIN TABLET
Common side effects of Arkamin
- Dryness in mouth
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Enlarged salivary gland
HOW TO USE ARKAMIN TABLET
HOW ARKAMIN TABLET WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.