What are the side effects of catapres (clonidine)?

Numerous. Clonidine stimulates ?2 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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...
Very small dose . Trust the doctor. That is a very low dose. Otherwise, get a real second opinion of a doctor who can examine your daughter. . Read more...