Clonidine

FDA Approved: * August 18, 2009
Pharm Company: * AVEVA
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Clonidine Overview

Clonidine (trade names Catapres, Kapvay, Nexiclon, Clophelin, and others) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, withdrawal (from either alcohol, opioids, or smoking), migraine, menopausal flushing, diarrhea, and certain pain conditions.[4] It is classified as a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist and imidazoline receptor agonist that has been in clinical use for over 40 years.[5] Contents 1 Medical uses ...

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how long does it take to withdrawls from clonidine 2 mg! I am here for answers because my Doctor refuses to help me
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Hi I am wondering how long it will take me to get over the major withdrawals from the Clonidine. I have been taking it since my nervous beak down. I have been begging for my Doctor to wean me off of it within the 1st few weeks after starting it. It says on the paperwork that I can't just stop. I used to be on .18 mgs, then I made it less which is .8 total per day. Now the Doc says I will NOT ever be taken off of it. This Clonidine makes me feel like total crap & I want to be off of it 100% as I will be helping victims and their family members get all the right answers, which they deserve. I am NOT as depressed as I was & the only reason why, is because I know I am doing the right thing to help with my heart. My grandpa passed Feb 1999, grandma March 7th 1999 from a broken he...
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How long can Clonidine remain in my body?
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I was prescribed .01mg of Clonidine for anxiety and impulse control. At no time did my doctor check my blood pressure or warn me that this medication is often used to significantly lower blood pressure. This is a problem for me since my blood pressure has always been dangerously low. I was told by a different doctor to stop it immediately since I have been passing out and always dizzy to the point where I can rarely see straight. So I stopped it on January 22, 2016 and I'm still having trouble. My question is simply, how long should it take for the Clonidine to get completely out of my body? I'm 23, 5 foot 6 and weigh 135lbs. I have been taking it for a little over 6 months. Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. ## Hello, Niki! How are you? After 6 months, it could ...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
how many clonidine pills would be concidered an overdose
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i was just informed that my family member just took 7 clonidines is this an overdose . please answer as so as possible. im waiting on line fot thanks ## I sincerely hope that this person's family member suffered no ill effects. When it comes to posts like this, it really can't be stressed enough that if you think the life or health of someone is in danger, please contact your nearest emergency treatment facility or take them in to one! While there are always people on sites, such as this one, that will help if we can, there is nothing we can do to help you save a life, if that's what it comes down to. We cannot administer CPR or any type of life-saving measure over the Internet. I wish we could, but it just isn't possible. And with this post, the dosage wasn't includ...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
I ran out of Clonidine for my son
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Hi. My 7 year old son takes Clonidine (.1mg) once daily in the evening. He takes Concerta (37mg) in the morning. He is autistic with ADHD and anxiety. The Clonidine is to help his transition from the Concerta and to help him relax for sleep. I completely forgot to go pick up his Clonidine prescription today (it was totally my own fault), and my boyfriend took our only vehicle to work. The pharmacy is already closed. Will he be OK until tomorrow afternoon (when he gets home from school)? If not, I can have my sister go pick up his script tomorrow and take it to school... but if I do that I am worried that he will get drowsy in school. Can someone advise me on the best thing to do? I honestly don't know about this, and I am looking for some guidance.
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A Fib with excessive hypertension
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Just had an A Fib episode and blood pressure shot up to 187/107. When I have combination of both, I take 1 mg Clonidine tablet recommended by ER doctor. I already take metoprolol twice a day plus a Clonidine patch and Multaq twice daily for the A Fib. Taking the Clonidine tab when bp is this high has kept me out of the ER. This started at 8 pm and by 10 pm my blood pressure dropped to 134/87 and I was back in rhythm. Multaq has been a blessing, I do not feel palpitations in the chest when I have my episodes. I usually get short of breath really fast that is an indicator for me. ## Hi MeeMaw, Sorry to hear about your recent episode with A-Fib. I hope you've managed to get things under control by now. Do you know what it was that might've initially triggered the onset of this atri...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Clonidine Induced Insomnia?
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Been on this med for quite a while (3+ yrs) for physical symptoms of anxiety. Since day one it still hits me like a ton of bricks and causes severe drowsiness about an hour after taking it. When taken at bedtime it will put me out no problem. BUT, after 3-4 hours, I wake up and have trouble sleeping for the rest of the night. Wondering if anyone else has this similar problem with waking up after a few hours of sleep. It's guaranteed to K.O. me but then wake me right back up after a little while. ## Although Clonidine's side effects do not list insomnia as a possible side effect, there are certainly more than a handful of adverse reactions that could inevitably cause insomnia. This drug may cause lightheadedness, dry mouth, tiredness, weakness, headache, nervousness, decreased se...
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Clonidine side effects after many yrs of usage
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My daughter has been on clonidine for approx 10yrs...she is 17 now. Lately she has had several issues with extremely low bp that she has been hospitalized for...they now keep asking us if she is taking extra meds to cause this..we have her meds they are regulated very well and we only get 30 a month and the right amount is still in there...I'm wondering after all these years of taking it could she suddenly start having all these side effects. Even though her dosage hasn't changed...she takes .01 mgs at bedtime...to help with her bp and heart rate to sleep from her adhd...any input would be greatly appreciated ## Yes, even if someone has taken a medication for a long period of time, without problems, it's always possible for issues to suddenly occur, because our bodies do cha...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Feeling ill. Aches going to the loo often
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Hi have just been prescribed 25mg clonidine as I have hot sweats not menopause as I am 68 since starting them 2days ago have felt so ill cannot sleep have cramps all over my body keep going to the loo every half hour Wad on tramadol for severe back pain can u help many thanks Suz ## When did you stop the Tramadol? Did you stop it cold turkey? It sounds like you may be dealing with some withdrawal effects, as well as side effects from starting the Clonidine. The typical side effects for Clonidine, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and loss of appetite.
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how long clonidine withdrawals last cold turkey?
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Omg I'm f***n miserable! I didn't think I would have withdrawals this bad after only a month and a half of taking thus drug everyday. It's literally comparable to a milder xanax withdrawal. Yes, I did abuse it. I would take 3 0.1 mgs 2-3 times a day. Tolerance goes up extra quick with this drug. I have none left and I'm on my 3rd day of feeling like s***. I'm on a hundred and 30 milligrams of methadone every day, and it's not even taking care of me in the morning times because of how s***ty I feel. Woah good lord I f***d up royally lol my tolerance for things is always extra high because of how long I've done drugs. I refuse to tell my clinic and I just need some help because I can't find any info about how long it stays in the body when you stop it cold ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Can one withdraw from clonidine only after 5 days of use 0.1
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Can you go through withdrawals from clonidine 0.1 twice daily only if used for 5 days? I have been on Methadone and Opana for a number of years now. I made the decision to get off the Meds and battle the withdrawals. ER Doctor gave me clonidine the help with symptoms have been on them for 5 days and ready to get off it. Any answers on timeframe or relevant info greatly appreciated. Main question is. "Is five days of clonidine 2x daily enough to experience withdrawal symptoms after done taking?" ## Hello, Louis! How are you? No, there shouldn't be any major issues after taking it for such a short period of time, especially since it is not an opiate. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, anxiety, dizziness and loss of appetite....
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Clonidine
  • Film, Extended Release: 0.1mg/24hr, 0.2mg/24hr, 0.3mg/24hr
  • Injection: 0.1mg/ml, 0.5mg/ml, 1 mg/10 ml (0.1 mg/ml), 1mg/10ml (0.1mg/ml), 5 mg/10 ml (0.5 mg/ml), 5mg/10ml (0.5mg/ml)
  • Patch: 0.1mg/24hr, 0.2mg/24hr, 0.3mg/24hr
  • Powder: 100%
  • Suspension: 0.09mg/ml
  • Suspension, Extended Release: 0.09mg/ml
  • Tablet: 0.1mg, 0.2mg, 0.3mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 0.17mg, 0.1mg, 0.26mg, 0.2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Clonidine: (205 results)

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  • 0115-9611 Clonidine Hydrochloride 100 Mcg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-9622 Clonidine Hydrochloride 200 Mcg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-9633 Clonidine Hydrochloride 300 Mcg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0143-9723 Clonidine Hydrochloride 500 ug/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9724 Clonidine Hydrochloride 100 ug/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0228-2127 Clonidine Hydrochloride 100 Mcg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2128 Clonidine Hydrochloride 200 Mcg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2129 Clonidine Hydrochloride 300 Mcg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-4241 Clonidine Hydrochloride .1 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0228-4242 Clonidine Hydrochloride .2 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0378-0152 Clonidine Hydrochloride 100 Mcg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0186 Clonidine Hydrochloride 200 Mcg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0199 Clonidine Hydrochloride 300 Mcg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0871 Clonidine .1 mg/D Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0872 Clonidine .2 mg/D Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0873 Clonidine .3 mg/D Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0517-0730 Clonidine Hydrochloride 100 ug/ml Epidural Injection, Solution by American Regent, Inc.
  • 0517-0731 Clonidine Hydrochloride 500 ug/ml Epidural Injection, Solution by American Regent, Inc.
  • 0555-1009 Clonidine .1 mg/24h Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-1010 Clonidine .2 mg/24h Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 185 more results ...

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