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Doctor insights on: Clonidine Hydrochloride And Chlorthalidone Dosage

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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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Can I take chlorthalidone 25 mg daily and Chlonidine .1 3x a day for high bp. Hw effective are these two medications when used together?

Can I take chlorthalidone 25 mg daily and Chlonidine .1 3x a day for high bp. Hw effective are these two medications when used together?

Yes: I assume these medicines were prescribed by a physician. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic and clonidine works its action via alpha agonism. These medicines are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day

Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day

Yes: Most often Xanax (alprazolam) is taken as needed for anxiety, while the diuretic and blood,pressure meds are taken on a routine basis. There should not be a significant drug drug interaction . You can always discuss w your pharmacist or prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Doctor doubled my dosage of cardura (doxazosin) and along with clonidine will my body get use to the side effects?

Doctor doubled my dosage of cardura (doxazosin) and along with clonidine will my body get use to the side effects?

Usually: Minimize dizziness-lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position, switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release (ir) to Cardura (doxazosin) xl, therapy initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior to starting therapy with Cardura (doxazosin) xl, the final evening dose of Cardura (doxazosin) should not be taken. Pde-5 inhibitor therapy should be initiated at lowest dose in patients taking cardur. ...Read more

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Is clonidine effective for sleep? If so what would be a good dose for an adult?

Is clonidine effective for sleep? If so what would be a good dose for an adult?

Not first choice: Clonidine is a blood pressure medication that also has several other uses. It would not be my first choice as a sleep aid. Please talk with your personal physician about what would be the best option for you, especially since you are already taking sedating medications. ...Read more

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How soon after a missed dose of clonidine can one expect to see a rebound effect? And can replacing it with a different hbp med prevent this rebound?

Clonidine: Clonidine causes a suppression of sympathetic outflow - decreasing bp. Sudden d/c can cause rebound HTN from rebound in sympathetic outflow. Ur doctor has to taper u off and try different meds for optimal control. The paper cited below quotes 12-60hrs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1429594/. ...Read more

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How long after taking my last dose of clonidine can I start taking verapamil?

How long after taking my last dose of clonidine can I start taking verapamil?

Some overlap: There will be some overlap, but I would wait 24 hour. You want to blunt the rebound that occurs when you stop clonidine and verapamil will help that. ...Read more

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How long must i wait to switch back from clonidine ext. Release to clonidine immed. Release? Ext. Release is giving me headaches! dose on both 0.1 2xd

How long must i wait to switch back from clonidine ext. Release to clonidine immed. Release? Ext. Release is giving me headaches! dose on both 0.1 2xd

Clonidine dose: Clonidine extended release should be out of your system by 48 hours. Please note that the immediate release Clonidine gives a higher blood level of the drug than the extended release--you will want to start with only 1 a day. ...Read more

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