Catapres TTS Patches
Catapres TTS Patches are a great alternative to taking medication orally, but can also be used in combination with other medications, to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Having high blood pressure leaves you susceptible to strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Catapres TTS may also be used for attention deficit disorder (ADHD), menopausal hot flashes, and to relieve the withdrawal symptoms of quitting smoking or narcotic drugs.
The active ingredient in Catapres TTS is clonidine, which decreases the concentration of certain chemicals in the blood. This leads to relaxed blood vessels causing your heart to beat more slowly and under less strain, thereby relieving blood pressure.
Catapres TTS Patches available include:
Catapres TTS 1 Patches 0.1mg (4 Patches)
Catapres TTS 2 Patches 0.2mg (4 Patches)
Catapres TTS 3 Patches 0.3mg (4 Patches)
Ensure your hands and skin area where patch is to be applied is clean.
Apply the skin patch to a flat, hairless area of the chest, back, side or outer side of your upper arm (use clippers to remove hair, do not shave).
Press the patch firmly with the palm making sure it sticks, especially around the edges.
Remove the patch after 7 days and replace it with a new one. Choose a different place on your skin to wear the patch each time you put on a new one. You may reuse a skin area after 2 weeks.
Do not wear more than one patch at a time.
Side effects may include:
Dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling
Lack of energy
Skin discoloration or mild irritation where the patch is worn
While using Catapres TTS, avoid:
Using lotions, oils, or other skin products on the area where you will apply the skin patch.
Consuming alcohol, as it can increase certain side effects.
Driving or using heavy machinery where possible, as clonidine may impair your thinking or reactions.
Contact your doctor if you experience side effects not listed above.
Consult your doctor, before using Catapres TTS, if you are currently taking medication or are pregnant.