Moxonidine is used for the treatment of hypertension.


What is Moxonidine?


Moxonidine acts by relaxing the muscles present in the blood vessel wall, promoting the expansion of the latter. The result is a reduction in blood pressure.


How should Moxonidine be taken?


Moxonidine is taken orally in the form of tablets to be swallowed with water.


Side effects associated with Moxonidine


Among the adverse effects most commonly associated with Moxonidine treatment are included:


  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Stomach problems
  • Headache
  • Back ache
  • Insomnia


It is important to contact a doctor immediately if taking Moxonidine triggers any of the following symptoms:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Itching
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Tightness in the chest or throat
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Moxonidine


The intake of alcohol may increase the adverse effects of Moxonidine.


Moreover, before starting treatment it is important to inform your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients, other medicines, foods, or any other substance
  • You are taking other medications, herbal remedies and supplements
  • You suffer (or have suffered) from heart disease, angina or kidney problems
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding


Lastly, it is also important to warn physicians, surgeons and dentists about ongoing treatment with Moxonidine prior to any procedure.