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What is a clonidine suppression test?

What is a clonidine suppression test?

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

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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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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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Is it possible for a mouth swab drug test to be able to detect clonidine?

Is it possible for a mouth swab drug test to be able to detect clonidine?

Possible, yes: but highly unlikely. Oral swabs are usually part of a kit that is looking only for drugs of abuse, like opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, cannabis, PCP and others. Clonidine, while it can be abused, particularly together with opiates, is not a common drug of abuse and is not tested for specifically. If they are running full confirmatory testing with GC/MS they will pick up pretty much everything. ...Read more

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I've had blood tests done and just started clonidine yesterday because im going through the menopause and now im bleeding is this normal?

I've had blood tests done and just started clonidine yesterday because im going through the menopause and now im bleeding is this normal?

Not likely: First, one does not "go through" menopause. One "arrives"…..There is no turning back! at age 37, it is very doubtful that you are menopausal. You probably do have some perimenopausal ovarian dysfunction, hence the abnormal lab value and hence the abnormal bleeding. Clonidine is not the answer. ...Read more

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Can i get clonidine online?

Clonidine online.: Not advised, even if possible.

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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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How much could 0.6 of clonidine do?

How much could 0.6 of clonidine do?

That's a big dose: 0.6mg is a very big dose of clonidine. That is above the common recommended dose! ...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)?

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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Duraclon (Definition)

Clonidine is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more


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Catapres (Definition)

Clonidine is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more