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Does clonidine help with seizures ?

Does clonidine help with seizures ?

No: Clonidine is a very powerful hbp medicine that is not used to treat seizures. In very extreme circumstances, Clonidine overdose may cause symptoms.
There are several off label use of Clonidine but I have not heard of seizures being one of them.
Do not use without medical supervision. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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If i already have seizures will clonidine make them worse or have no affect?

If i already have seizures will clonidine make them worse or have no affect?

Should be ok: Clonidine should be ok, but it isn't clear what seizure medications you take. Please ensure that the health care provider who is working with you understands both the other medications and history of seizures. ...Read more

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Seen in ER for seizures last night. Thought pseudo.I just thought today may be clonidine toxicity. Should i go back?

Seen in ER for seizures last night. Thought pseudo.I just thought today may be clonidine toxicity. Should i go back?

Best approach: Contact your primary care physician or gynecologist, and get care directly as out-patient. The er is not designed for chronic on-going care, and the expense of each visit can be very onerous. Yes, get the records and all pertainent details and plan an approach to deal with this. ...Read more

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If u r having opiate withdrawal & have eplipsey, wpw, & diabetes can it cause death? Has anti-seizure meds. & clonidine from er.

If u r having opiate withdrawal & have eplipsey, wpw, & diabetes can it cause death? Has anti-seizure meds. & clonidine from er.

Unlikely: Narcotic withdrawal can be uncomfortable but is not fatal. Control the DM with good glucose control and lifestyle change. Hopefully the Cather ablation is controlling the wpw ...Read more

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Took 600mg of tramadol , 8 fioricet , 25 mg amitripyline , all spaced out over 24 hours. Should i take clonidine or a .1 klonopin (clonazepam) to keep from seizur?

Short answer, no: I'd change the answer to yes if you have a history of seizures. However, if there is a history of seizures you need to just stop the tramadol. The other medications shouldn't predispose you to seizures. You aren't taking excessive amounts of tramadol, so i don't think you need to proactively take those medications to prevent seizure. Again, history is everything with this recommendation. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: clonidine?

Please describe the medication: clonidine?

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

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Can clonidine cause major panic attack?

Can clonidine cause major panic attack?

Not really: If you are having panic attacks, you need to address with the appropriate treatment. Unlikely for clonidine to cause, in fact, my treat. Sometimes certain type of seizures can masquerade as panic disorder. ...Read more

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Can catapres (clonidine) cause night sweats?

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 is the treatment for clonidine overdose?

What is the treatment for clonidine overdose?

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 im
next, if no response or incomplete response
give 2 mg IV or im every 3-5 minutes to a total of 10-20 mg
Atropine 0.5 to 1 mg iv
Dopamine 5-20 mcg/kg/minute
start low and titrate for effect. ...Read more

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My head hurts when taking clonidine during the day?

My head hurts when taking clonidine during the day?

Common side effect: About 1 in 20 people has a headache when taking Clonidine and it is a known side effect of the medicine. ...Read more

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The prescription clonidine can never be combined with verapramil?

It can, but: It can but the side effects are additive so one must be cautious and be monitored. In particular, in susceptible individuals, heart rate can become too slow. ...Read more

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How does clonidine effect a diabetic taking glucophage (metformin)?

How does clonidine effect a diabetic taking glucophage (metformin)?

Clonidine+glucophage: No drug-drug interactions are listed for concomitant use of these drugs. ...Read more

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Heroin withdrawl and i can't get clonidine will another BP medication help?

No: Clonidine's effectiveness for heroin withdrawal is more than just blood pressure control. It is also used for its effect on the central nervous system. I recommend you do not go through withdrawal without medical supervision. ...Read more

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Is clonidine successful in treating and/or as a preventative for migraine.. ?

Not usually: Would certainly not be my first choice, and have never noticed it to be effective in migraine therapy. Many good choices, and might consider depakote, topirimate, naproxen, indomethacin, or otc riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, feverfew; also, botox, acupuncture, occipital nerve blocks. Find a headache expert. ...Read more

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Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Wean: Stopping Clonidine abruptly can result in "rebound hypertension" which means blood pressure can shoot up very high. Clonidine should always be tapered under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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How much clonidine should I take (in an pinch) to get the same effect as 10 mg. of Lisinopril.

It will depend a bit: on your body habitus and the severity of your hypertension but a reasonable approach would be to start with the usual starting dose of 0.1mg twice daily. ...Read more

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While tapering off roxycodone can i use clonidine at the same time to help with the withdrawal?

Yes, but: They can be used together but caution must be exercised as the combination increases sedation/fatigue and can lower BP excessively. ...Read more

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