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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Are you adding meds: or taking them away (pseudoephedrine)? Clonidine is a pre-synaptic alpha agonist that is used on occasion. I would be concerned about what might occur ... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Cental alpha agonist: Clonidine acts on the central Alpha receptors and lowers sympathetic tone which lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Clonidine is not a good long ter ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hypertension: Current 1st line medication for hypertension or high blood pressure is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) unless you hav ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
It's not: Clonidine is a centrally acting alpha-2 stimulator (what we call an agonist). It works on the feedback loop for adrenaline responsive nerves, and rath ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 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
9 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 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 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Likely: Depends on indication, other medications, degree of blood pressure control needed.
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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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