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Moxonidine

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7.5  Side Effects
4.3  Holistic Benefits

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Effectiveness of Moxonidine by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Moxonidine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 2.6% 3.9% 85.5% 7.9% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 7.9% 68.4% 19.7% 3.9%
Blood Pressure 5.3% 27.6% 43.4% 17.1% 6.6%
Breathing 2.6% 9.2% 69.7% 13.2% 5.3%
Confidence 2.6% 6.6% 69.7% 15.8% 5.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 10.5% 67.1% 19.7% 2.6%
Digestion 1.3% 3.9% 81.6% 9.2% 3.9%
Emotional Well-being 5.3% 6.6% 60.5% 19.7% 7.9%
Energy 10.5% 11.8% 42.1% 22.4% 13.2%
Eyesight 2.7% 10.7% 68% 17.3% 1.3%
Memory 5.3% 10.5% 59.2% 17.1% 7.9%
Mental Clarity 1.3% 13.2% 59.2% 19.7% 6.6%
Pain 3.9% 6.6% 71.1% 13.2% 5.3%
Patience 1.3% 9.2% 65.8% 14.5% 9.2%
Sexual Health 3.9% 6.6% 65.8% 17.1% 6.6%
Skin Complexion 0% 2.6% 86.8% 3.9% 6.6%
Sleep 14.5% 3.9% 55.3% 17.1% 9.2%
Stress Level 2.6% 9.2% 69.7% 10.5% 7.9%
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Commonly Reported Moxonidine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 85.5% 4.3% 7.2% 1.4% 1.4%
Anxiety 63% 17.4% 10.9% 6.5% 2.2%
Asthma 72.5% 17.4% 4.3% 5.8% 0%
Blurred Vision 54.3% 28.3% 17.4% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 65.2% 15.2% 10.9% 4.3% 4.3%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 73.9% 5.8% 7.2% 11.6% 1.4%
Cold Symptoms 67.4% 15.2% 8.7% 8.7% 0%
Confusion 71.7% 13% 10.9% 4.3% 0%
Constipation 73.9% 0% 21.7% 4.3% 0%
Depression 63.8% 14.5% 7.2% 10.1% 4.3%
Diarrhea 89.1% 6.5% 4.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 50.7% 29% 8.7% 11.6% 0%
Drowsiness 37.7% 17.4% 10.1% 24.6% 10.1%
Fatigue 37.7% 15.9% 17.4% 23.2% 5.8%
Fever 93.5% 2.2% 4.3% 0% 0%
Gas 65.2% 17.4% 6.5% 8.7% 2.2%
Headache 49.3% 27.5% 7.2% 11.6% 4.3%
Insomnia 59.4% 8.7% 15.9% 8.7% 7.2%
Irregular Heartbeat 67.4% 8.7% 17.4% 4.3% 2.2%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 47.8% 20.3% 13% 14.5% 4.3%
Loss of Taste 84.1% 2.9% 10.1% 2.9% 0%
Mood Swings 56.5% 15.2% 17.4% 6.5% 4.3%
Muscle Cramping 45.7% 21.7% 15.2% 13% 4.3%
Nausea 69.6% 20.3% 7.2% 2.9% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 82.6% 6.5% 8.7% 2.2% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 56.5% 17.4% 8.7% 13% 4.3%
Skin Rash 87% 0% 4.3% 8.7% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 85.5% 4.3% 5.8% 2.9% 1.4%
Stomach Ache 76.1% 17.4% 6.5% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Moxonidine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 69.6% 7.2% 10.1% 11.6% 1.4%
Anemia 87% 4.3% 0% 4.3% 4.3%
Change in Weight 58.6% 18.6% 12.9% 8.6% 1.4%
Cough 63.8% 15.9% 14.5% 2.9% 2.9%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 50% 17.1% 24.3% 8.6% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 92.8% 4.3% 1.4% 1.4% 0%
Fever 87% 8.7% 4.3% 0% 0%
Gout 89.9% 5.8% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4%
Hair Growth 91.3% 4.3% 1.4% 2.9% 0%
Heartburn 81.2% 8.7% 4.3% 4.3% 1.4%
Irregular Heartbeat 82.6% 4.3% 13% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 94.2% 1.4% 1.4% 2.9% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 52.9% 11.4% 20% 10% 5.7%
Reduced Libido 68.8% 12.5% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2%
Sexual Dysfunction 52.2% 17.4% 4.3% 13% 13%
Slow Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Stuffy Nose 56.5% 15.9% 14.5% 10.1% 2.9%
Swelling around the Eyes 82.9% 8.6% 4.3% 4.3% 0%
Swelling of Extremities 73.9% 17.4% 0% 8.7% 0%
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Episodes since taking Moxonidine
Since taking Moxonidine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.5%
Hospitalization 1.2%
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User Comments about Moxonidine
20 Jul 2016 Female, 56 y.old. Moxonidine was prescribed to me about 18 months ago because of moderate hypertension. So far, nothing unbearable happened, apart from this cough since three weaks ago. I had many side effects on almost every alternative BP medication (ACE & Ca channels inhibitors, beta & alpha blockers, etc.). I maintan BP now with diuretics only, but it probably soon won't be enough.
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13 Jul 2016 Moxonidine is safe and effective and appears to lower both BP and BG Best of all it has no side effects and is cost effective Drugs far more dangerous, less effective and expensive are sold in the USA. Why is Moxonidine not sold here?!?
   —Posted by Anonymous
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14 Jul 2016 I am sorry that I have to disagree with you that Moxonodine has no side effects. I was given this medication around 4 years ago to treat high BP. I didn't read the list of known side effects before I started to take. A couple of days after,. I began to shake all over, I was terrified I may be having a fit. I began to suffer panic attacks, followed by anxiety (which I didn't recognise as I have never suffered from it before). I then read the side effects, and these things were listed. The GP took me off the tablet, it does act on the brain I was told. Was only on this tablet for 3 weeks' took me a lot longer to get rid of the side effects. I am pleased for you that Moxonodine had no adverse reaction, but I don't want people to be misguided, it is certainly not for everone as I am here to prove.
   —Posted by Natsnan
09 Feb 2016 the cardiologist has prescribed it to control resistant systolic . I take moxonidine along with other molecules and my pulse is 52/55 ppm, pressure readings are usually 150-140/70
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25 Oct 2014 While on Clonidine prn plus many others I was having irregular spikes in blood pressure I found that moxonidine was much longer acting and therefore, way less rebound (spiking).
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14 Jul 2014 I have to take moxonidine at night because I am so sleepy and dizzy after taking it and could not function if I took it during the day as suggested by my doctor. But it is not controling my high blood pressure. Because I am taking other meds.namely steriods I don't really know what is causing all sorts of problems that I have, one problem is hair loss which I find quite distressing.
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14 Jul 2014 the side effects of moxonidine can be horrific, as I found out. it has taken many weeks to recover from it.(See my other comments) I have discovered that a systolic reading of 150-160 over 90 is fine for folk over 80yrs.(from my GP) Can I suggest that farmgirl sees another GP, or if possible change practices Different GPS all have different views on these BP drugs. Moxonidine is a 'last resort' drug for people who can't take other BP drugs. Don't just put up with it--it can make you feel very unwell--good luck---------Freda
   —Posted by Freda



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