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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Allergy: Please contact your child's doctor to decide what would be the best additional or new medication.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
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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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Seems not.: I looked up the drug interactions for clonidine, and there does not seem to be any significant interactions between the drug and medications that are ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid decongestants: Any drug ending with a -d will likely raise your blood pressure. Try to avoid it.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Catapres (clonidine): "CATAPRES tablets should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to clonidine." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDru ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Catapres (clonidine): Also called clonidine, is an antihypertensive medication, used in our field (psychiatry) for youngsters as substitute or add-on to medications used fo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Catapres (clonidine): Catapres is clonidine
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
To a degree: All medications are not without risk but this one is often used to lower blood pressures that can be difficult to maintain at appropriate levels or th ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Numerous: Clonidine stimulates α2 receptors, which causes the heart to beat less forcefully and blood vessels to dilate (increase in diameter), which lowers blo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Its a stimulant: green tea is a stimulant and causes BP and HR to rise. The opposite of what catapress does.So it limits its effectiveness.

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