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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 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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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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
HTN vs Muscle Relax: Clonidine is used for blood pressure control while tizanidine is used as a short acting muscle relaxer
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Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
EMERGENCY ROOM: Adults naloxone initial no respiratory depression: 0.1 to 0.4 mg IV or im respiratory depression: 1 to 2 mg IV or ... 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 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 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

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