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Specifically what is the protocol for coming off tramadol? I heard clonidine was an option? Clonidine-how much and for how long? And benzos?

Specifically what is the protocol for coming off tramadol? I heard clonidine was an option? Clonidine-how much and for how long? And benzos?

Tramadol: Abrupt discontinuation can cause withdrawal. However the best way is to do a gradual dose reduction every 2 weeks. In my experience all patients have been successfully weaned off this way without the need of the medications you mentioned. ...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


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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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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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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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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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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. ...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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How fast does the catapres (clonidine) 75mg tablet take effect?

Quickly: Catapres (clonidine) does not come in that dosage but the medication itself usually takes effect quickly, which is why it is often used to lower pressures that are significantly elevated or in urgent situations. ...Read more

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What is available to Counteract the Extreme Dryness caused by Clonidine (.2mg 3x/Day)?

What is available to Counteract the Extreme Dryness caused by Clonidine (.2mg 3x/Day)?

Side effect: Dryness of the mouth is a side effect of Clonidine and reducing the dose may be the only practical way to lessen this side effect. ...Read more

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What to do if I just need something to take the edge off, I was wondering if "clonidine" would work?

No: Clonidine is a central acting blood pressure medications. It has many sideeffects. It can cause bradycardia and calming effect. However, it is not intended for "taking the edge off.". ...Read more

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I have a 26 month old that took a clonidine 0.1mg what should I do or what will happen will he be okay?

Clonidime: First this is event to get ur attention. Why did child have access to it? So, lesson- lock stuff up. Second child probably be ok, but drug affects sympathetic nervous system which could lower heart rate, cause severe dry mouth, drop the blood pressure. If child lethargic, seek help. Had it been in early stages n er would have purged him. Since don't give time span, what is done is done. Go er if c. ...Read more

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Should I take my clonidine in separate doses daily? My pill bottle says take twice daily should I take one in the morning and one that afternoon?

Take as prescribed: Clonidine pills should be taken 2 to 4 times daily. If bottle says twice daily take one in morning and one in evening. ...Read more

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Is Clonidine effective for PTSD?

Is Clonidine effective for PTSD?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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