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Doctor insights on: Tapering Off Clonidine

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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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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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While tapering off roxycodone can I use clonidine at the same time to help with the withdrawal?

While tapering off roxycodone can I use clonidine at the same time to help with the withdrawal?

Yes, but: They can be used together but caution must be exercised as the combination increases sedation/fatigue and can lower BP excessively. ...Read more

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I have been taking. 3 mg of clonidine 6x day for anxiety / withdrawal. I tried to taper using the. 3 patch but had bad withdrawal. What should I try?

I have been taking. 3 mg of clonidine 6x day for anxiety / withdrawal. I tried to taper using the. 3 patch but had bad withdrawal. What should I try?

Taper more slowly: Try reducing your daily dose by 0.3 mg every 3-5 days. You should be monitoring your blood pressure daily as well. You can develop rebound hypertension at any time. If your BP is greater than 145/95, take an extra 1/2-1 0.3 mg. Stay flexible and don't be in a hurry. ...Read more

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Will clonidine help with oxycodone withdraws while tapering off of them?

Yes it can...: Clonidine has long been used to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and oxycodone is one of those. However, it should be taken under a doctor's supervision and prescription. ...Read more

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I've taken. 1mg clonidine 2x/day one week, all week head felt heavy, vision blurry, tapering off it. Is reduced cerebral blood flow permanent effect?

I've taken. 1mg clonidine 2x/day one week, all week head felt heavy, vision blurry, tapering off it. Is reduced cerebral blood flow permanent effect?

Clonidine: Clonidine has lots of side effects and those aren't unusual and it doesn't mean you had decreased cerebral blood flow. Discuss with your Doc, there are lots of BP choices. ...Read more

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My broken bones r healed. Want to quit roxycodone. Should I taper or quit cold turkey using clonidine?

My broken bones r healed. Want to quit roxycodone. Should I taper or quit cold turkey using clonidine?

Slow taper: You did. It state how long you took the oxycodone, but you should taper slowly to avoid withdrawal. Stop, one pill every other day, or start using half tablets, assuming that you have the short acting type ...Read more

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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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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??

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?

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)?

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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Is is safe to use an online pharmacy to get your clonidine?

Is is safe to use an online pharmacy to get your clonidine?

Yes: Drugstore. Com and walmart. Com will both dispense Clonidine (with a valid prescription authorization) on-line and I've used both and can vouch for them. ...Read more

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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 is the definition or description of: Clonidine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Clonidine overdose?

Clonidine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. A Clonidine overdose can cause: " high blood pressure, slow heart rate, fainting, shivering, difficulty breathing, tiredness, sSlurred speech, Cold, pale skin, weakness, constricted pupils, sinus bradycardia (common in child overdose), drowsiness, coma" REF: http://www. Projectknow. Com/research/clonidine-overdose/ ...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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How long does it take for side effects from clonidine to go away?

How long does it take for side effects from clonidine to go away?

Half life 6-20 hrs: In 6-20 hours half the Clonidine gone. That's 1 half life. In 4-6 half lives most of the medicine should be gone and hopefully your side effects as well! ...Read more

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Could the drug clonidine cause tia-like symptoms in an elderly person?

Potentially: Can cause a significant drop in blood pressure or a drop in heart rate which cam mimic symptoms of a tia. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to start taking clonidine after quitting methadone?

Not related: I often use Clonidine to wean patients off methadone. They are not really related but both should be prescribed by your physcian. ...Read more

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My child have a cold and he takes clonidine at night and I gave him children nightquil is that ok?

My child have a cold and he takes clonidine at night and I gave him children nightquil is that ok?

May make him: Extra sleepy/ groggy in the morning as well, as both of those medicines will increase sedation. Otherwise the clonidine will help lower the blood pressure spike that most antihistamines, which the Nyquil contains, eventually cause. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How long must I wait to switch back from clonidine ext. Release to clonidine immed. Release? Ext. Release is giving me headaches! Dose on both 0.1 2xd

Clonidine dose: Clonidine extended release should be out of your system by 48 hours. Please note that the immediate release Clonidine gives a higher blood level of the drug than the extended release--you will want to start with only 1 a day. ...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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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?

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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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


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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