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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Duraclon (Overview)

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


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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. Peter Ihle
159 doctors shared insights

Duraclon (Overview)

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


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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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My son was prescribed clonidine .5mg.2day he was taken off clonidine & put on guanfacine 1mg. Can he take guanfacine 2nite after taking clonidine a.M.?

My son was prescribed clonidine .5mg.2day he was taken off clonidine & put on guanfacine 1mg. Can he take guanfacine 2nite after taking clonidine a.M.?

Probably: I suspect your son was on 0.05 mg of Clonidine 2x a day; that's about the same as 1 mg of guanfacine. They're in the same family of medications, working on the same system. Talk with his doctor, but switching over that dose should not cause a problem, especially since Guanfacine typically has fewer side effects. The biggest concern is a potential spike in BP from stopping Clonidine too fast. ...Read more

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Is clonidine effective for sleep? If so what would be a good dose for an adult?

Is clonidine effective for sleep? If so what would be a good dose for an adult?

Not first choice: Clonidine is a blood pressure medication that also has several other uses. It would not be my first choice as a sleep aid. Please talk with your personal physician about what would be the best option for you, especially since you are already taking sedating medications. ...Read more

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Safe to take clonidine and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

OK on combo: This is a combination which is often used for ADHD, and is considered safe. ...Read more

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Can you safely take toprol (metoprolol) XL lisinipril clonidine & celebrex to gather?

See answer : 3 blood pressure meds (t, l, c) and an anti-inflammatory NSAID medication (ce) with potential for some adverse interaction(s). 1) t+c: may lower BP or heart rate too much; 2) t + ce: may lower BP or heart rate too much; 3) l + ce: may worsen kidney function. The above potential interactions does not mean that meds are not safe to use together but require close monitoring of bp, hr, and symptoms. ...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