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Guanabenz Medication - Uses & Side Effects

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Guanabenz Acetate Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 4 milligrams 2 times per day. Your doctor may also increase dosage 4 to 8 milligrams per day every 1 to 2 weeks.

Uses of Guanabenz Acetate

  • Guanabenz Acetate is used to treat high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Guanabenz Acetate

Before taken Guanabenz Acetate medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Guanabenz Acetate . Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Rash
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Muscle aches
  • Breast development in males
  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Changes in taste
  • Itching

Warnings and precautions before taking Guanabenz Acetate

  • After taken Guanabenz Acetate, then you may feel drowsy or less alert. So you should not participate in any activities that require full mental alertness such as driving or operating dangerous machinery.
  • If you have heart disease, stroke or related disorders, or severe liver or kidney failure, then you should tell your doctor and you should be used this drug with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Guanabenz Acetate with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Guanabenz Acetate with the following:

  • Antihistamines such as Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, and Tavist
  • Drugs that depress the central nervous system such as Halcion, Valium, and phenobarbital

After taken Guanabenz Acetate if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Guanabenz Acetate overdose include:

  • Excessive contraction of the pupils
  • Irritability
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sleepiness
  • Sluggishness

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