What is Dixarit?
Dixarit tablets contain 25 micrograms of clonidine hydrochloride per tablet as the active ingredient.
Clonidine works by making the blood vessels in the skin less responsive to the body’s instructions to widen or narrow, which has the result of reducing the amount of skin flushing and redness a woman experiences after the menopause. It is not a “hormone replacement therapy” because it does not contain an oestrogen or progestogen – it just improves the symptom of skin flushing via another method. It may also be prescribed for the prevention of migraines and other specific types of headache.
How to take Dixarit Tablets
Be sure to read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using Dixarit tablets.
The dose is two tablets, taken twice a day. They can be taken before or after food.
Bear in mind that it can take two to four weeks before you can expect to see an improvement in your symptoms. The tablets can be taken for as long as you need relief from the symptoms, unless otherwise advised to stop by the doctor.
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Are Dixarit tablets suitable for me?
In some situations, Dixarit like all medicines, should be used with caution or would not be recommended. This may be the case, for example, in people who have heart rhythm problems; other heart or circulation problems such as cerebrovascular disease, heart failure, or problems with circulation to the extremities; a history of depression; constipation and kidney problems. People who are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients will be advised against taking these tablets.
If you wear contact lenses, bear in mind that Dixarit can reduce the amount of tears secreted by your eyes.
If you have high blood pressure and are taking medicines for this, you should be aware that this treatment can cause a lowering of blood pressure if too much is taken, so it’s important to keep to the prescribed dose.
During your consultation, you must tell the online doctor if you are taking any other medicines, whether they have been prescribed to you by your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy without a prescription. This is because Dixarit can cause problems if taken with certain other medicines, including medicines for high blood pressure (for example diuretics and beta blockers), methylphenidate, mirtazapine, digoxin, and tricyclic antidepressants.
Dixarit tablets should not be taken if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, are breastfeeding or have plans to breastfeed.
If it doesn’t work, tell the doctor because a different treatment might be better suited to you.
Make sure you give the doctor a full picture of your general health in the consultation, as they need to be confident they have all the information required to assess the suitability of Dixarit tablets for you.
What are the side effects of Dixarit tablets side effects
Dixarit tablets have the potential to cause side effects, although this will not be the case for everybody.
Side effects considered to be common include dizziness (especially when rising from a sitting position), dry mouth, sleepiness or fatigue, sleep disorders, headaches, depression, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Other less common side effects can include difficulty focusing on objects, tingling sensations or feeling cold in the extremities, and skin rashes or itching. If you experience any side effects that are persistent or troublesome, you should stop using Dixarit tablets and talk to your doctor.
You can find a full list of potential side effects, and any other important information you may need to be aware of, on the patient information leaflet provided in the pack. Read this before starting any course of treatment. The leaflet can also be viewed online here.