HTNAdult 1 cap once-bd. Elderly Max: 1 cap daily. AnginaAdult 1-2 cap daily. Patients may use additional nifedipine or prophylactic nitrate therapy. Elderly 1 cap once-bd.
Should be taken with food: Swallow whole, do not chew/crush. Avoid grapefruit juice.
2nd- or 3rd-degree AV block, cardiogenic shock, overt heart failure, pregnancy & lactation. Co-administration w/ cardiac depressants, unstable angina, severe aortic stenosis, w/in 1 mth of MI, asthma.
Conduction defects or poor cardiac reserve, co-administration w/ class I antiarrhythmic agents or w/ anesth, patients w/ reversible obstructive airways disease, ischemic heart disease, diabetes, hepatic or renal impairment. Caution when shifting patients from clonidine.