Guanethidine

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  • Hypertension

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Uses of Guanethidine

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Guanethidine is used in the treatment of:

  • Hypertension

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Guanethidine Brand Names

Guanethidine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Guanethidine Drug Class

Guanethidine is part of the drug class:

Guanethidine Interactions

This is not a complete list of Guanethidinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Guanethidine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Guanethidine falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Guanethidine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Guanethidine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Guanethidine Dosage

Take guanethidine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Guanethidine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Guanethidine is available in the following doses:

  • Guanethidine 10 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Guanethidine 25 Mg Oral Tablet

Forms of Medication

Guanethidine is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Ophthalmic Solution
  • Oral Tablet