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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
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: 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
My child have a cold and he takes clonidine at night and I gave him children nightquil is that ok?
Can be: There is no one med that is best for PTSD. Clonidine used alone or in combination with other medications may be helpful for symptoms of PTSD. PTSD treatment should include psychotherapy which may be one of several different types. See: http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/nimh_ptsd_booklet_38049.pdf ...Read more
Old test: Previous to MRI and good chemical test to measure catecholamine levels, the Clonidine suppression test was done to look for a rare tumor called pheochomocytoma. Pheochromocytomas release catecholamines like Epinephrine that raise heart rate and bp. The Clonidine test blood levels of catecholamines measured before and after giving clonidine. If there was no change, that was positive for pheo. ...Read more
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