A 66-year-old male asked:
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Does clonidine 0.1 mg., as a blood pressure prescription, have the effect of slightly slowing the heart beat/rate? Is it a beta blocker?

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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in 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 rather effectively. ~4% of people will experience bradycardia with it.
Answered on Nov 18, 2017
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