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Doctor insights on: Stopping Clonidine

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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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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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I want to stop taking clonidine but i'm scared. My doc says there is no rebound effect with this drug but everything i read says there is! dose.1x2day?

I want to stop taking clonidine but i'm scared. My doc says there is no rebound effect with this drug but everything i read says there is! dose.1x2day?

Causes rebound: You need to be cautious when stopping Clonidine intake. It also depends on the dose. Try taking it once a day for 3 days then observe. ...Read more

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Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Wean: Stopping Clonidine abruptly can result in "rebound hypertension" which means blood pressure can shoot up very high. Clonidine should always be tapered under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Daughter on 0.05mg clonidine before bed for past 2wks. Causing side effects. Dr. said "just stop" giving it to her. Shouldn't she be weaned off?

No: It's true that rebound hypertension can occur if clonidine is suddenly stopped. However, this dose is already very low and there really is no further tapering that can be done. Serious side effects from stopping this low dose are very unlikely. ...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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. Michael Gabor
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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