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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Many: Potential side eff ects include: dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, headche, agitation and sexual dysfunction.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Catapres (clonidine): Catapres is clonidine
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
14 years experience Family Medicine
Quickly: Catapres (clonidine) does not come in that dosage but the medication itself usually takes effect quickly, which is why it is often used to lower press ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
Low bp: low BP may go in shock, must be observed in a hospital
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
14 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
16 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Some common side eff: Dry mouth, constipation and feeling sleepy or lethargic are some of the common side effects I have encountered in my patients.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
35 years experience Sleep Medicine
Clonidine: Well to start with death. The dose noted is 1500 times the starting dose. If the dose was meant to be 150 mcg then it still is not right as the med ... Read More

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