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How does Catapres TTS (clonidine) interact with other medications or foods?

Catapres TTS causes drowsiness and certain drugs can greatly increase drowsiness when taken with it. These dugs include sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, certain pain, allergy and cold medications and seizure or mental disorder medications.

Other medications may interact with Catapres TTS to cause hazardously low blood pressure or heart rate. These include beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and digoxin and other digitalis medications. Antidepressants have been known to make Catapres TTS less effective, and if you're already taking other heart or blood pressure medications, their effectiveness or side effects may interact with Catapres TTS as well.

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Catapres TTS as it could make your side effects worse. Discuss any prescription or over-the-counter medications, supplements, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking with your doctor before you start taking Catapres TTS. Catapres TTS is not known to interact with foods.

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