Clorpres is a medication that combines an alpha agonist and a diuretic. The former component relaxes blood vesels and decreasis the heart rate, whereas the latter acts as a common water pill at the same time increasing elimination of water and sodium. Most usually this medication is used in patients with hypertension, although your physician may find it necessary to prescribe Clorpres as secondary means for other conditions.
The common Clorpres side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, spells of blurred vision, and may be worsened by alcohol consumation, exercising, fever, being exposed to heat. You may also find that these effects increase greatly when you stand up in the morning. To prevent this, sit up slowly first and rise very carefully. In the first few weeks of Clorpres therapy it is normal to often experience exhaustion; however, if you find it unbareable, consult your healthcare provider at once. Another side effect of Clorpres would be a significantly dry mouth. To help it, you should use sugarless candy or plain bits of ice that will melt in your mouth and provide the needed moisture. We make an emphasis on sugarless candy here because clorpres has been shown to raise the blood sugar levels. If you are prone to such problems, your doctor will most likely insist on running blood tests occasionally while you are on Clorpres. For the same reason this drug must be used with extreme care in diabetic patients.