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Can one take clonidine pill and patch at the same time

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
Take as prescribed: Clonidine pills should be taken 2 to 4 times daily. If bottle says twice daily take one in morning and one in evening.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Clonidine/ catapres: Clonidine is usually taken in a split dose (morning & bedtime). If one dose is higher, take at bedtime. If only one dose is taken recommend it be ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Clonidine patch: I think you could get patches at lower cost but if not the pills will be OK and at lower cost!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
Sedation: The main risk is sedation. It is never recommended to take sedating medications together but be aware of the risks. I would recommend not taking th... Read More
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Dr. Shobhana Patodia
49 years experience
No: All these have additive effect and it could kill you and you may not wake up in the morning.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It will depend a bit: on your body habitus and the severity of your hypertension but a reasonable approach would be to start with the usual starting dose of 0.1mg twice dai... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes, but: They can be used together but caution must be exercised as the combination increases sedation/fatigue and can lower BP excessively.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
No: But Propranolol ( inderal) can be and is often used for this purpose.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 47 years experience
No: Although they sound alike, they are not. If you are looking for a safer med than Klonopin, gabapentin may be helpful. Best first treatment is often Co... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes clonidine will not affect your vital signs.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and meds: The answer to your question is "No". There is no interaction among the medicines you describe.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
Yes.: The question you better ask is WHY? He/she may need plenty of help
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