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Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
Low bp: low BP may go in shock, must be observed in a hospital

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Many: Potential side eff ects include: dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, headche, agitation and sexual dysfunction.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Catapres (clonidine): Catapres is clonidine
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience in 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 in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
34 years experience in 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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