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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I take clonidine as needed for anxiety. I also take wkly allergy shots. I have to take an epipen (epinephrine) with me to appts. Will these two adversly interact?

I take clonidine as needed for anxiety. I also take wkly allergy shots. I have to take an epipen (epinephrine) with me to appts. Will these two adversly interact?

Seems not.: I looked up the drug interactions for clonidine, and there does not seem to be any significant interactions between the drug and medications that are similar to epinephrine but every person's experience is different so it is good to be mindful. ...Read more

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53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.

We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.

Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.

Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son is 6y3m old. He is taking ADHD drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg, catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg (1/4+1?

What do you suggest if my son is 6y3m old. He is taking ADHD drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg, catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg (1/4+1?

What are concerns?: What are your concerns about his medication regimen? He is on a stimulant medication (Ritalin) in a fairly low dose. The clonidine (catapres) is a non-stimulant to help with the ADHD symptoms and often used as an adjunct if sleep problems. The risperidone is the only one that troubles me if he has straight ADHD and no co-morbid conditions like ODD or conduct, as behavioral therapy is first. ...Read more

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My son is 6 y old. He is taking ADHD drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg, catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg (1/4+1. Will these help him?

My son is 6 y old. He is taking ADHD drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg, catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg (1/4+1. Will these help him?

Info: I would imagine your physician added these drugs in sequence and not all at once. I suggest you have a candid discussion with your doctor to look for absolute benefits from the meds over a period of time. Good luck. ...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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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

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Can green tea stop catapres (clonidine) from working?

Can green tea stop catapres (clonidine) from working?

Its a stimulant: Green tea is a stimulant and causes BP and HR to rise. The opposite of what catapress does. So it limits its effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can I take ambien, (zolpidem) meclizine, and catapres together?

Can I take ambien, (zolpidem) meclizine, and catapres together?

Ambien/Meclizine/Cat: Watch out for excess sedation. Review with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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How effective is clonidine (Catapres) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is clonidine (Catapres) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Catapres (clonidine) & CRPS: If your blood pressure is normal, you won't be able to handle even 0.1mg of catapres (clonidine). Will make you feel lethargic since it lowers blood pressure. This is the negative which I have thus far seen in my CRPS population. However, for the ones in whom it works, it is a great SEVEN DAYS time released neuropathic pain patch. I's much more ideal to change patch q 7 days than take pills every day! ...Read more

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Having hypertension sice last week for4 consecutive days of flactuating BP 168/112, then this last few days I got 185/125 bp. I took catapres (clonidine) n garlic?

Having hypertension sice last week for4 consecutive days of flactuating BP 168/112, then this last few days I got 185/125 bp. I took catapres (clonidine) n garlic?

See doc.: Those bp's are quite high and a concern. Catapress is a BP med that can cause rebound elevations in BP if a dose is missed-it sounds like you need a reevaluation of your BP program. Garlic has no proven roe in p management. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

What are some possible side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

Some common side eff: Dry mouth, constipation and feeling sleepy or lethargic are some of the common side effects I have encountered in my patients. ...Read more

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What are all the side effects of catapres (clonidine) 150 mg?

What are all the side effects of catapres (clonidine) 150 mg?

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

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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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I am taking cozaar, (losartan) atenlol and catapres for hypertension and my BP is still not controlled. Is there something else I can take?

I am taking cozaar, (losartan) atenlol and catapres for hypertension and my BP is still not controlled. Is there something else I can take?

Yes: There are other blood pressure meds that you could be changed to or that could be added to your regime. Your doctor who knows your medical history d another meds you are on and can make the best decision as what should be done to get your BP controlled. ...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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If you take Xanax 0.23 mg, catapres 0.3 mg and Enablex (darifenacin) 15 mg all at once, what are the side effects?

If you take Xanax 0.23 mg, catapres 0.3 mg and Enablex (darifenacin) 15 mg all at once, what are the side effects?

See below: The only interaction between these medications is that both Catapres and xanax (alprazolam) are CNS depressants and may slow reaction time and make you sleepy. Otherwise side efffects are same as any one of medications seperately.
Fyi, I would recommend an alternative to xanax (alprazolam) as it is highly addictive and you develop tolerance to its effects very quickly. ...Read more

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Taking catapres (clonidine). 03 3• a day for high blood press. Having trouble urinating, can this be the cause? How do I ween off and find a different b.p. pill?

Taking catapres (clonidine). 03 3• a day for high blood press. Having trouble urinating, can this be the cause? How do I ween off and find a different b.p. pill?

Blood pressure meds: Is Clonidine the only medication you are taking for hypertension? It can rarely cause urinary retention (1% of the time, mainly in Elderlies).It's's not a great med for a young man unless it's added to other meds for resistant (hard to control)Hypertension. The better class options for you as the first line of Rx are: ACE inhibitors (Lisinopril), ARBs (Losartan), Amlodipine, diuretics (HCTZ) to name a few! ...Read more

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Would lisinopril help with opiate withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

Would lisinopril help with opiate withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

No: Catapres (clonidine) helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system (which results in a rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressures). Although Lisinopril is also a blood pressure medicine, it's mechanism of action is completely different. It is in a drug class called an ace inhibitor. ...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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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