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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dry before apply: Let it air dry a few minutes before application. This lets the irritants evaporate before applying.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Taper more slowly: Try reducing your daily dose by 0.3 mg every 3-5 days. You should be monitoring your blood pressure daily as well.You can develop rebound hypertension ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
With prescription.: With a legal prescription written by a licensed prescriber, you may be able to order Clonidine from an on-line pharmacy. I know there are people who o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Be careful: Clonidine is sometimes used for some symptoms management of opiod withdrawl although using the combination can be tricky. Clonidine should be avoided ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Clonidine: We often recommend taking Clonidine at night so that the fatigue commonly caused by it is less during the daytime and the Clonidine can help sleep.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
16 years experience Cardiology
That's a big dose: 0.6mg is a very big dose of clonidine. That is above the common recommended dose!
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Old test: Previous to MRI and good chemical test to measure catecholamine levels, the Clonidine suppression test was done to look for a rare tumor called pheoch ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Likely: Depends on indication, other medications, degree of blood pressure control needed.
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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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