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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Can u mix clonidine and Suboxone together?

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.

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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.

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What are the side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

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.

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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.

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Is it normal to be on clonidine to help with rosacea?

No: It is for hypertension most of the time that most physicians use.

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What would be the commercial name of clonidine in india?

Catapres (clonidine): Is used to treat hypertension, SMP, alcohol withdrawal and as a smoking cessation.

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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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

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

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!

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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.

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How long should I wait to start taking clonidine after quitting methadone?

How long should I wait to start taking clonidine after quitting methadone?

Not related: I often use Clonidine to wean patients off methadone. They are not really related but both should be prescribed by your physcian.

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My child have a cold and he takes clonidine at night and I gave him children nightquil is that ok?

My child have a cold and he takes clonidine at night and I gave him children nightquil is that ok?

May make him: Extra sleepy/ groggy in the morning as well, as both of those medicines will increase sedation. Otherwise the clonidine will help lower the blood pressure spike that most antihistamines, which the Nyquil contains, eventually cause. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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