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What Is Clonidine Used To Treat
Yes to both.: Clonidine is an old medication used initially to lower high blood pressure. It also is helpful in reducing motor and vocal tics and recently was fda endorsed for treating adhd--something for which clinicians have routinely been using it for well over 20 years. The form the fda approved is called kapvay, a twice-a-day sustained-release version. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently on Bupropion 200mg + Prozac 40mg. Is adding Clonidine (to treat anxiety + slightly high blood pressure) a good idea?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes.: The question you better ask is WHY? He/she may need plenty of help ...Read more
Yes: Take him immediately to the emergency room! ...Read more
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