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

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Clonidine Overview

Clonidine (trade names Catapres, Kapvay, Nexiclon, Clophelin, and others) is a sympatholytic 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.[3] It is classified as a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist and imidazoline receptor agonist that has been in clinical use for over 40 years.[4] Contents 1 ...

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Clonidine withdrawal
My diabetic and hypertensive mother (age 88) was recently hospitalized for weakness and frequent falling. She has been on clonidine and a new doctor took her off it. She has been having horrible waves of nausea and diarrhea for about a week and a half now. She has to force herself to eat a couple of bites of each meal, and she weighed all of 92 pounds when she went in. Besides the hell she is going through, I am worried about her wasting away. How long does the clonidine withdrawal process last? ## Are you saying they just abruptly took her off of it? Did they replace it with something else? Are they providing supportive therapy? I doubt that the hospital will really let her waste away, if she starts to lose too much weight and isn't holding anything down, they will force nutrients ...
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A Fib with excessive hypertension
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...
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How long after taking Clonidine does it start to take effect?
I was prescribed .2mg of Clonidine twice a day to prevent withdrawl while tapering off of 100mcg/hr Fentanyl. I was not informed by my doc that I needed to taper off the Clonodine as well. Stopped taking when took last dose in bottle, & have been having horrible withdrawls from the Clonodine. Went to ER, & doc prescribed .1mg twice daily. Took first two doses & still very shaky, having horrible chills, & unable to sleep. How long will it take for this to calm down? ## Hello, Michelle! How long were you on the Clonidine? I have to wonder if these withdrawal symptoms aren't more due to withdrawing from the Fentanyl, rather than the Clonidine. Short term use of Clonidine shouldn't cause major withdrawal symptoms and the ones you've described are more typical of ...
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SOMETIMES AT NIGHT MY PRESSURE WILL SKYROCKET TO ABOUT 235/105. I DOUBLE DOSE MY MEDS BUT IT STILL TAKES AROUND 3-4 HOURS TO GET IT DOWN; NOT LOW BUT LIVABLE. I TAKE CLONIDINE .02 LOSARTAN 100 MG AND SOMETIMES AMLODIPINE 5 MG. ## Actually, the only thing bringing it down after 3 to 4 hours is time, not the medications. These medications don't work like that to bring it down that fast, they take time to work, which requires consistent dosing for 4 to 6 weeks to have an effect, occasionally doubling up, just when it spikes does nothing. Have you consulted your doctor about the spikes? What are you doing that may make it elevate like that? You most likely need a med adjustment in the evening, which will probably be a higher dosage of one of them. One that you could ask your doctor abou...
Updated 15 days ago.
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how many clonidine pills would be concidered an overdose
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 1 month ago.
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is it possible to take catapres 150mg every minutes if the bp still at 200/130?
My friend's mom is undergoing hemodialysis. Her bp is 200/130. My friend gave her mom catapres every 15mins since the bp still over 200. I told her she can give a 2nd dose of 150mg catapres after an hour if the bp doesn't change.
Updated 1 month ago.
can someone be out in the Sun for long periods of time on clonodine 0.1 milligrams twice a day ## Hello, Andrea! How are you? It may make you more sensitive to the sun and heat than you normally are, so if you do intend to be out in the sun, you should make sure to wear a good sun block and drink plenty of water. Other side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness and nausea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month ago.
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clonidine need help asap thanks
I was given clonidine for my exiety and to help me relax because I have really bad twitches that never stop. I cant relax so would it be safe to take one more clonidine they are 0.1mg help me asap sence I cnnot sleep with this twitching ## Hello, Tiff! How are you? No, this is a very potent medication and you shouldn't take more than your doctor has prescribed. It may take a few weeks for this medication to reach its full level of efficacy in your body and for it to alleviate all your symptoms. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Clonidine 100mg/ Arkamin/Subutex withdrawal ?/
I am currently on subutex 2mg daily and want to withdraw,using Arkamin /clonodine /100mg TABS/?can you tell me what sort of reduction I should do?what dose of subutex would you suggest I get down too?I only have experience of using brand 0.1mg clonodine, So can you suggest what kind of daily doses in mg (100)/Arkamin/clonodine :I should be using during the withdrawal period to best alleviate the hypertension/raised blood pressure that I wish to avoid? In the past the detox has been done over approx 10 days starting at 2mg /increasing to a max of 2.4mg/ and then reducing to avoid rebound withdrawal symptoms to nothing over the last 3/4 days.However, as these are generic and 100mg/ I don't know what doses to use as an equivalent ?. Can you please explain to me what quantities this equ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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expired clonidine 0.1mg patches
Can I take my expired clonidine 0.1mg patches as prescribed? What would happen if I do? I used to take these when I was WD from opiates. They worked great. I need to use them again, but have no way of getting anymore. Would it be OK to use what I still have from before? Will it still help me? ## Hello, Ambrosia! How are you? How old are they? Medications tend to lose effectiveness over time, so depending on their age, they may no longer work to help you.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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.

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