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Dr. Michael Jacobson
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Clonidine (Definition)

is an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist used in the management of mild to moderate hypertension and as an analgesic in the management ...Read more


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Who should not take Catapres (clonidine)?

Who should not take Catapres (clonidine)?

Catapres (clonidine): "CATAPRES tablets should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to clonidine." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=13329 ...Read more

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What is experience with catapres (clonidine)?

What is experience with catapres (clonidine)?

Catapres (clonidine): Also called clonidine, is an antihypertensive medication, used in our field (psychiatry) for youngsters as substitute or add-on to medications used for treating attention deficit disorder, and also for conduct disorder with poor impulse control. ...Read more

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How fast does the catapres (clonidine) 75mg tablet take effect?

Quickly: Catapres (clonidine) does not come in that dosage but the medication itself usually takes effect quickly, which is why it is often used to lower pressures that are significantly elevated or in urgent situations. ...Read more

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Is catapres (clonidine) safe to lower bp?

Is catapres (clonidine) safe to lower bp?

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

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What are the side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

Numerous: Clonidine stimulates ?2 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

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What are some possible side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

What are some possible side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

Some common side eff: Dry mouth, constipation and feeling sleepy or lethargic are some of the common side effects I have encountered in my patients. ...Read more

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What are all the side effects of catapres (clonidine) 150 mg?

What are all the side effects of catapres (clonidine) 150 mg?

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

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Can green tea stop catapres (clonidine) from working?

Its a stimulant: green tea is a stimulant and causes BP and HR to rise. The opposite of what catapress does.So it limits its effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can i take ambien, (zolpidem) meclizine, and catapres together?

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Can i take ambien, (zolpidem) meclizine, and catapres together?

Ambien/Meclizine/Cat: Watch out for excess sedation. Review with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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How effective is clonidine (Catapres) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is clonidine (Catapres) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

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

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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?

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

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Can catapres (clonidine) cause night sweats?

Not likely....: But possible. Why are you taking the clonidine? Night sweats could also be related to the reason you are taking it. ...Read more

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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 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

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If you take Xanax 0.23 mg, catapres 0.3 mg and Enablex (darifenacin) 15 mg all at once, what are the side effects?

If you take Xanax 0.23 mg, catapres 0.3 mg and Enablex (darifenacin) 15 mg all at once, what are the side effects?

See below: 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

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I am taking cozaar, (losartan) atenlol and catapres for hypertension and my BP is still not controlled. Is there something else i can take?

I am taking cozaar, (losartan) atenlol and catapres for hypertension and my BP is still not controlled. Is there something else i can take?

Yes: There are other blood pressure meds that you could be changed to or that could be added to your regime .Your doctor who knows your medical history d another meds you are on and can make the best decision as what should be done to get your BP controlled. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Catapres (Definition)

Clonidine is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more