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I was prescribed .1 mg clonidine for ADHD. Psychologist said it was ok to drink alcohol in moderation. Is this ok?

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Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Never adviseable...

...to mix meds w/ alcohol.
Clonidine and alcohol combined may lower your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. These side effects are most likely to be seen at the beginning of treatment, following a dose increase, or when treatment is restarted after an interruption. Let your doctor know if you plan to use both.

In brief: Never adviseable...

...to mix meds w/ alcohol.
Clonidine and alcohol combined may lower your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. These side effects are most likely to be seen at the beginning of treatment, following a dose increase, or when treatment is restarted after an interruption. Let your doctor know if you plan to use both.
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