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Is clonidine a beta blocker

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
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
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 11 years experience
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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Likely: Depends on indication, other medications, degree of blood pressure control needed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
Yes.: The question you better ask is WHY? He/she may need plenty of help