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INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Clonidine hydrochloride is indicated in the treatment of hypertension. Clonidine hydrochloride may be employed alone or concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents.
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Clonidine Hydrochloride is a centrally acting alpha-agonist hypotensive agent available as tablets for oral administration in three dosage strengths: 0.1 mg, 0.2 mg, and 0.3 mg. The 0.1 mg tablet is equivalent to 0.087 mg of the free base.
The following inactive ingredients are contained in these products: corn starch, D and C yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD and C yellow #6 Aluminum Lake (Sunset Yellow Lake), lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and sodium starch glycolate.
Clonidine hydrochloride is an imidazoline derivative and exists as a mesomeric compound. The chemical name is 2-(2,6-dichlorophenylamino)-2-imidazoline hydrochloride. The following is the structural formula
CLONIDINE 0.1MG STRUCTURE IMAGE
Clonidine hydrochloride is an odorless, bitter, white, crystalline substance soluble in water and alcohol.