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how long does it take for side effects from clonidine to go away

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Half life 6-20 hrs: In 6-20 hours half the Clonidine gone. That's 1 half life. In 4-6 half lives most of the medicine should be gone and hopefully your side effects as we ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: About a week.

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A 18-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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Dr. Shobhana Patodia
47 years experience Anesthesiology
No: All these have additive effect and it could kill you and you may not wake up in the morning.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
See below: The only interaction between these medications is that both Catapres and xanax (alprazolam) are CNS depressants and may slow reaction time and make yo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Variable: Commonly include: dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, headache, bradycardia. A more worrisome side effect is rebound hypertension since it is a short ac ... Read More
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A 33-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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 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
34 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Clonidine: Sedation & dizziness when standing up are side-effects commonly seen, depending on dose of clonidine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Common ones are: Tiredness / sedation, dry mouth, dizziness, and headaches. It is used for high blood pressure most commonly.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: It's true that rebound hypertension can occur if clonidine is suddenly stopped. However, this dose is already very low and there really is no further ... Read More
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