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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Does drowsiness of clonidine go away?
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My wife is taking it she is detoxing off oxy's and her psychiatrist prescribed her clonidine she's stage 1 bipolar it seems to help with her mood but it makes her so drowzy and we have a baby this makes her very depressed. Will the drowsiness go away and if so how long does it take? ## Hello, Rick! How is your wife doing? Has there been any change? The drowsiness might actually be due to a double whammy, withdrawal effects from stopping the Oxycodone, and side effects from starting the Clonidine, and yes, things should eventually improve, as her body adjusts. She may also experience headache, dizziness, and diarrhea, according to the FDA. ## Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't answer the time frame part of your question, it can vary from person to person, but on average, most people...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Tappering off Clonidine
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I've been on Clonidine for about 6 months .2mg three times a day. I asked my Doctor if he can change my medication. He gave my Hydralize 50mg to help me when off it and told me to reduce the dose of Clonidine from .2mg to .1mg. Is this a good plan? ## Hello, Rami! How are you? For the best results, it is always a good idea to follow your doctor's instructions and advice. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Hydralazine as possibly including dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, and sedation. Have you made the change, yet?
Updated 5 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 7 days ago.
 
clonidine 0. 2 mg
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I have recently been put on this drug for sleeping and well its not working at all. I have been taking one at night before bedtime which is what I was told but is it safe to take 2 since im not getting any rest with the 1? ## Also I failed to mention in last comment they are 0.2 mg ## I would recommend trying 1 1/2 first take it no more than 15 mins before bed it works fast. But if u take it 1hour or 30 mins before bed you can kind of simulate yourself into it not working then it loses its effect. Once the groggy effect wears off before your in bed most likely you will not fall asleep well. ## I would also call your doctor to let he/she know it's not working because if you increase your dose without say so to the doctor they will not be happy and you will run out of meds early. If t...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Taking Clonidine
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My doctor has started me on clonidine pills, taking them 2-3 times per day. I was told by a nurse that he has me taking too many. Should I be concerned? ## nope for me,clonazepam and clonopine work well for my awful anxiety...like all benzos...stopped drink alcohol almost 2y.ago,got meds for 3 months and after just suffer...nobody knows what's wrong with me...do you??? ## Hi Pamela, u didn't mention the reason why the doc has u taking it or the mg. it is. (theres many reasons docs prescribe it). Anyway, my doc prescribed it to help with the side effect of extreme sweating I get from being on methadone (in case ur not familiar, methadone is a med that helps keep people off pain pills). I'm not a junkie however from a few scripts for legit pain pills from doc it got me hooked....
Updated 15 days ago.
 
How to taper Clonidine and move to Amlodipine
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What is the best way to taper Clonidine and move to my doctors preferred high Blood Pressure medicine, Amlodipine (5MG 1 pill once a day)? I have been on Clonidine (0.1 MG 1 pill twice a day) for 6 days. Should I taper? How should I taper. Pharmacist thought I could drop Clonidine immediately and move to Amlodipine since I have been on Clonidine for only 6 days. I think my DR said to take one Clonidine and then later in the day one Amlodipine (or vice versa). For how many days I do not know. I will call the office in the morning for more instructions. I worry because I do not know if it was the Amlodipine that made my blood pressure spike so high and I do not want the same thing to happen when I drop Clonidine for Amlodipine Worrisome. I have purchased my own blood pressure machine. Wha...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
Clonidine withdrawal
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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 ...
Updated 17 days ago.
 
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 17 days ago.
 
clonidine not working
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I am taking femedipine er and clonodine 3 times a day and for spikes 0.2. Some days it keeps me down to 130/80 but some days im 155/95. What would you recommend to keep blood pressure level steady? ## Hello, Perla! How are you? You will never hit one steady number and stay there, it will always change, according to the NIH, depending on your activity levels, the foods you eat and etc. Have you been checking it at the same time of day, or at different times? Has anything changed in your diet? Do you eat a lot of salty or fatty foods? Have you been checking it while sedentary or after being active? Often, the easiest things we can do to help are proper exercise and dietary improvements, such as keeping our sodium and fat intake as low as possible.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
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...
Updated 1 month ago.
 

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: (223 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 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.
  • 203 more results ...

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