Moxonidine is a selective agonist at the imidazoline receptor subtype 1 (I1). This receptor subtype is found in both the rostral ventro-lateral pressor and ventromedial depressor areas of the medulla oblongata. Moxonidine therefore causes a decrease in sympathetic nervous system activity and, therefore, a decrease in blood pressure.


Hypertension, mild iron deficiency anaemias etc.

Side effects: 

Dry mouth, headache, nausea, insomnia, dizziness, tiredness etc.

Dosage forms:
Moxonidine 0.2 mg tablets
Moxonidine 0.3 mg tablets


Brand names:

Moxcent (Unichem)

Moxilong (Micro Carsyon)

Moxovas (Macleods)

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