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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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 physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal, so it is sometimes prescribed to addict 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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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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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. ...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 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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Metoprolol and clonidine. Which one should be tapered off first.

Metoprolol and clonidine. Which one should be tapered off first.

Neither: You should only taper medications under the direct supervision of your physician. So if s/he determines that you need to discontinue one or both of these medications, they will give you specific instructions. It can be extremely dangerous to go off either without professional advice. In other words don't stop your meds! ...Read more

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Does clonidine help with seizures?

No: Clonidine is a very powerful hbp medicine that is not used to treat seizures. In very extreme circumstances, Clonidine overdose may cause symptoms.
There are several off label use of Clonidine but I have not heard of seizures being one of them.
Do not use without medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can clonidine cause major panic attack?

Not really: If you are having panic attacks, you need to address with the appropriate treatment. Unlikely for clonidine to cause, in fact, my treat. Sometimes certain type of seizures can masquerade as panic disorder. ...Read more

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Can catapres (clonidine) cause night sweats?

Not likely....: But possible. Why are you taking the clonidine? Night sweats could also be related to the reason you are taking it. ...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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My head hurts when taking clonidine during the day?

My head hurts when taking clonidine during the day?

Common side effect: About 1 in 20 people have a headache when taking Clonidine and it is a known side effect of the medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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