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What is the definition or description of: Clonidine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Clonidine overdose?

Clonidine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. A Clonidine overdose can cause: " high blood pressure, slow heart rate, fainting, shivering, difficulty breathing, tiredness, sSlurred speech, Cold, pale skin, weakness, constricted pupils, sinus bradycardia (common in child overdose), drowsiness, coma" REF: http://www. Projectknow. Com/research/clonidine-overdose/ ...Read more

Clonidine Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. A Clonidine overdose can cause: " high blood pressure, slow heart rate, fainting, shivering, difficulty breathing, tiredness, sSlurred speech, Cold, pale skin, weakness, constricted pupils, sinus bradycardia (common in child overdose), drowsiness, coma" ...Read more


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Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Could be: Clonidine lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate, and decreases breathing, so overdose can be potentially fatal. All overdoses of any medications should be evaluated by a medical professional, and if the overdose was taken on purpose, also by a mental health professional. Overdoses may require treatment in the er to pump the stomach or to reverse effects of meds already absorbed. ...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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What are signs and symptoms of a clonidine overdose?

What are signs and symptoms of a clonidine overdose?

Rate and bp: The most common side effects are low blood pressure and slow heart rate. Fatigue is also a common side effect. As a result of low pulse and low pressure the pt usually feels dizzy and may pass out. ...Read more

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Could 100mg tramadol. 1mg clonidine and 50 mg amitripyline cause serotonin toxicity and death?

Could 100mg tramadol. 1mg clonidine and 50 mg amitripyline cause serotonin toxicity and death?

TramadolAmitriptylin: The reported prevalence of serotonin syndrome is unknown possibly because of underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis. However, it is a potentially life-threatening condition with symptoms that can appear from 30 minutes to 48 hours after a new serotonergic medication is taken. Any drug or combinations of drugs that induce an excess of 5-ht can cause serotonin syndrome.
Rec.: talk to your treating doctor. ...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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Can overdosing on clonidine kill you with blood pressure changes?

Can overdosing on clonidine kill you with blood pressure changes?

Possible: Clonidine over dose can cause very low blood pressure and heart rate. If very low blood pressure persists and is not treated in a timely manner it can lead to shock and death. ...Read more

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Can I get clonidine online?

Can I get clonidine online?

Clonidine online.: Not advised, even if possible.

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Should I take clonidine at night?

Should I take clonidine at night?

Clonidine: We often recommend taking Clonidine at night so that the fatigue commonly caused by it is less during the daytime and the Clonidine can help sleep. ...Read more

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Can I take clonidine with suboxt?

Be careful: Clonidine is sometimes used for some symptoms management of opiod withdrawl although using the combination can be tricky. Clonidine should be avoided in case of low BP, kidney injury, pregnancy, psychosis. ...Read more

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Is clonidine safe to use for an addict?

Can be prescribed: Clonidine helps with some of the physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal, so it is sometimes prescribed to addicts trying to get clean. ...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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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 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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What are the side effects of clonidine?

What are the side effects of clonidine?

Variable: Commonly include: dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, headache, bradycardia. A more worrisome side effect is rebound hypertension since it is a short acting drug. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use clonidine while on methadone??

Can I use clonidine while on methadone??

Yes. Low doses: Increased sedation and decreased breathing are possible complications. Use low doses ...Read more

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Does clonidine show up on a drug test?

Does clonidine show up on a drug test?

Generally not: Clonidine is not a controlled substance and is generally not tested for on a routine drug screen. A similar sounding medication called Klonopin, (clonazepam) however, is a controlled substance (benzodiazepine) whose class of medication is part of a routine drug screen. ...Read more

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Can u mix clonidine and Suboxone together?

Sedation: Other than the possible risk of increased CNS suppression there are no major risks. Both may make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Is clonidine in the same family as klonopine?

Is clonidine in the same family as klonopine?

No: Clonidine is an alpha-2 receptor agonist (stimulator) which means that it ends up opposing norepinephrine, which is why it lowers blood pressure (among other things). Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine - same class as valium, ativan, xanax, (alprazolam) etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

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

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Is it ok to use clonidine while tapering off roxy ir?

Is it ok to use clonidine while tapering off roxy ir?

Clonidine: Can be helpful in eliminating some symptoms of opioid withdrawal. It is a blood pressure medication however, and should be used under the guidance of a physician. Blood pressure must be followed, and some will find clonidine sedating as well. ...Read more

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Is is safe to use an online pharmacy to get your clonidine?

Is is safe to use an online pharmacy to get your clonidine?

Yes: Drugstore. Com and walmart. Com will both dispense Clonidine (with a valid prescription authorization) on-line and I've used both and can vouch for them. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for side effects from clonidine to go away?

Half life 6-20 hrs: In 6-20 hours half the Clonidine gone. That's 1 half life. In 4-6 half lives most of the medicine should be gone and hopefully your side effects as well! ...Read more

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Could the drug clonidine cause tia-like symptoms in an elderly person?

Potentially: Can cause a significant drop in blood pressure or a drop in heart rate which cam mimic symptoms of a tia. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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