General Information on Dixarit
Dixarit, with the active component clonidine hydrochloride, is used to prevent migraines. In addition, this drug is also used for treating hot flashes in post-menopausal women. The generic name of this drug is Clonidine. Dixarit is meant for oral use only.
Dixarit falls under a class of drugs known as vasodilators. Like other drugs in its class, Dixarit works by dilating certain blood vessels in the brain. This, in turn, allows for the smooth circulation of blood and prevents migraines from occurring. Clonidine also prevents increased blood circulation to the skin, which prevents hot flashes.
The inactive ingredients present in Dixarit are: calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, colloidal anhydrous silica, maize starch soluble, magnesium stearate, povidone, lactose monohydrate, white beeswax, carnauba wax, indigo carmine (E132), talc, sucrose, macrogol, acacia, and titanium dioxide.
Side effects of Dixarit
Clonidine may cause certain side effects. That is why it is important to talk to your doctor about the possible risks of the drug before you buy Dixarit. If you experience any side effects during treatment, consult your doctor immediately.
The common side effects of Dixarit are:
- Dry mouth
- Tiredness and dizziness
- Constipation, vomiting, nausea, headache
- Erectile dysfunction
The rare side effects of Dixarit are:
- Abnormally slow heartbeat
- Mental/mood changes such as hallucinations
- Dry eyes
- Irregular heartbeat
- Increase in blood sugar levels
- Gynaecomastia (abnormal development of breasts in men)
- Hair loss
In rare cases, Dixarit may trigger an allergic reaction. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Skin rashes or itching
- Facial flushing
- Swelling of the tongue, throat, or lips
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, or trouble breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
Dixarit is contraindicated in patients who have:
- A known allergy to any constituent present in the formulation
- Slow heart rate because of heart problems
Patients who are already using a drug that contains clonidine should also not buy Dixarit. Before you start treatment, remember to inform your doctor about your medical history.
Dixarit is contraindicated in pregnant women. Do not use this drug if you are pregnant. The safety of this drug in lactating women has not been studied. Consult your doctor before using this drug if you are breastfeeding a child.
The safety of Dixarit in children has not been established. Do not administer Dixarit to a child unless otherwise specified by a doctor.
Dosage of Dixarit
The drug is available in the form of oral tablets of Dixarit 0.025 mg strength. That is, each oral tablet contains .025 mg or 25 mcg of clonidine. The recommended dose is Dixarit 50 mcg twice a day. However, the actual dose may vary from case to case.
You should store Dixarit tablets at 15°-25°C. Do not refrigerate the tablets. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
Certain medications may lead to serious side effects if taken along with Dixarit. Before starting treatment, inform your doctor about all the drugs you are using, especially any of the following:
- Other vasodilators
- Alpha blockers
- Drugs that lower blood pressure
- Diuretics (water pills)
- Beta blockers