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Catapres Allergy In Children
Which over the counter allergy and cold medications work best with clonidine for children under 12 years of age?
Allergy: Please contact your child's doctor to decide what would be the best additional or new medication. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I take clonidine as needed for anxiety. I also take wkly allergy shots. I have to take an epipen (epinephrine) with me to appts. Will these two adversly interact?
I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure put on clonidine hydrochloride 0.1 mg .What sinus/allergy meds can I use?
I am on oxycodone due to a ruptured cyst. Is it safe to take with my night pills(lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg, clonidine.2mg, along with 2 allergy pills)?Side effects?
No: All these have additive effect and it could kill you and you may not wake up in the morning. ...Read more
53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?
Not knowing from: where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more
67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?
There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.
We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.
Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.
Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more
To a degree: All medications are not without risk but this one is often used to lower blood pressures that can be difficult to maintain at appropriate levels or those that need to be lowered from dangerous highs. It can cause rebound hypertension, however, meaning that if you are not taking it consistently it can cause your pressure to go even higher. It is not a common first-line treatment for this reason. ...Read more
Numerous: Clonidine stimulates α2 receptors, which causes the heart to beat less forcefully and blood vessels to dilate (increase in diameter), which lowers blood pressure, hence its classification as an anti-hypertensive (though it has many other clinical uses). Side effects include hypotension (too low blood pressure), dry mouth, fatigue, weakness, nausea, constipation and many more. ...Read more
Ambien/Meclizine/Cat: Watch out for excess sedation. Review with your prescribing doc. ...Read more
Catapres (clonidine) & CRPS: If your blood pressure is normal, you won't be able to handle even 0.1mg of catapres (clonidine). Will make you feel lethargic since it lowers blood pressure. This is the negative which I have thus far seen in my CRPS population. However, for the ones in whom it works, it is a great SEVEN DAYS time released neuropathic pain patch. I's much more ideal to change patch q 7 days than take pills every day! ...Read more
How can I help my catapres (clonidine) tts-1 patch and cover to not be so itchy and irritating on my skin?
Dry before apply: Let it air dry a few minutes before application. This lets the irritants evaporate before applying. ...Read more
Having hypertension sice last week for4 consecutive days of flactuating BP 168/112, then this last few days i got 185/125 bp. I took catapres (clonidine) n garlic?
See doc. : Those bp's are quite high and a concern. Catapress is a BP med that can cause rebound elevations in BP if a dose is missed-it sounds like you need a reevaluation of your BP program. Garlic has no proven roe in p management. ...Read more
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 is not made in that size. It comes in 0.1-0.3 mg tablets. This is a blood pressure medication that needs close monitoring because misuse can lead to severe side effects in the patient. ...Read more
I am taking cozaar, (losartan) atenlol and catapres for hypertension and my BP is still not controlled. Is there something else i can take?
What do you suggest if my son is 6y3m old. he is taking ADHD drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg , catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg ( 1/4+1?
What are concerns?: What are your concerns about his medication regimen? He is on a stimulant medication (Ritalin) in a fairly low dose. The clonidine (catapres) is a non-stimulant to help with the ADHD symptoms and often used as an adjunct if sleep problems. The risperidone is the only one that troubles me if he has straight ADHD and no co-morbid conditions like ODD or conduct, as behavioral therapy is first. ...Read more
If you take Xanax 0.23 mg, catapres 0.3 mg and Enablex (darifenacin) 15 mg all at once, what are the side effects?
The only interaction between these medications is that both Catapres and xanax (alprazolam) are CNS depressants and may slow reaction time and make you sleepy. Otherwise side efffects are same as any one of medications seperately.
Fyi, i would recommend an alternative to xanax (alprazolam) as it is highly addictive and you develop tolerance to its effects very quickly. ...Read more
My son is 6 y old. he is taking ADHD drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg , catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg ( 1/4+1. Will these help him?
Info: I would imagine your physician added these drugs in sequence and not all at once. I suggest you have a candid discussion with your doctor to look for absolute benefits from the meds over a period of time. Good luck. ...Read more
Taking catapres (clonidine) .03 3• a day for high blood press. Having trouble urinating, can this be the cause? How do I ween off and find a different b.p. pill?
Blood pressure meds: Is Clonidine the only medication you are taking for hypertension?It can rarely cause urinary retention(1% of the time,mainly in Elderlies).It's's not a great med for a young man unless it's added to other meds for resistant(hard to control)Hypertension.The better class options for you as the first line of Rx are: ACE inhibitors(Lisinopril),ARBs(Losartan),Amlodipine,diuretics(HCTZ) to name a few! ...Read more
Prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for prostatititis. Is it ok too take with catapres .03 three times a day and also omerporazole.... Do they hurt the effects ?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and meds: The answer to your question is "No". There is no interaction among the medicines you describe. ...Read more
No: Catapres (clonidine) helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system (which results in a rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressures). Although Lisinopril is also a blood pressure medicine, it's mechanism of action is completely different. It is in a drug class called an ace inhibitor. ...Read more