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Clonidine

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

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Clonidine Overview

Clonidine (trade names Catapres, Kapvay, Nexiclon and others) is a sympatholytic medication used to treat high blood pressure, ADHD, anxiety/panic disorder, and certain pain conditions. It is classified as a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist. An alternative hypothesis that has been proposed is that clonidine acts centrally as an imidazoline receptor agonist. Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Clonidine suppression test 1.2 Pregnancy 2 Adverse effects 2.1 Withdrawal 3 Mechanism...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonidine

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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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White Oval Pill U 137
what is this oval pill with a "U" over top of "137" on one side and the back side is blank? ## The pill in description is Clonidine HCL (0.3 mg). It has been prescribed historically as an antihypertensive agent, but is now being used for a number of diverse treatments. To view more information about this drug, please click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## Is clonidine the same as klonopin?
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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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Clonidine Induced Insomnia?
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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Manufacturer Clonidine
Who is the manufacturer in the US? Are they located in Florida? ## Can you post back with the specific markings from the tablets you are asking about? Cloidine is a generic medication, so it is available from quite a few different manufactures, such as Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Mutual Pharma, Vintage Pharmaceuticals and several others. The name brand product, Catapres, is manufactured by Beohringer Ingleheim and their main headquarters is in Germany. ## I take clonidine for high blood pressure, but the generic form, which has recently been changed to catapres. It seems the other generic name for clonidine was not catapres, what other drug could it have been instead of catapres? ## no markings
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small pink pill cursive v on one side 25 41 on the other side
It's a small pink pill with a cursive on one side and on the other side the numbers 25 and 41 appear as so.......25/41. ## This tablet contains 0.1mg of Clonidine, a generic for Catapres, this is used to help control blood pressure. ## I was wondering what kinda pill is a round pink pill with a cursive v on one side and 25 41 on the other side ## ## A small round pink pill imprinted on one side 25/43 and on the other side a cursive V is a 15mg percocet that contains 15mg of oxycodone,hydrochloride #it is a narcotic and belongs to the drug class antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting. It is used for pain, pain and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesics###??
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Best Blood Pressure Control Medicine
request name of safe blood pressure control medicine available in market ## My Dr. put me on clonidine .1 mg. When he noticed my bp was high and it's been working nicely so far.It's been the months or so, but it's Very important to not miss adose one you start.
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Clonodine Problems
Hi im 16 & my name is janai. Im really scared because i took 5 clonodine because everytime i took one i stayed up & i wasnt tired anymore im scared to sleep ... will i die? ## Hello, Janai! How are you? Did you suffer any adverse effects? Whenever a post like this is made, I always try to make sure to let people know that if you fear that your life or the life of a loved one may be in danger, please call poison control or go to your nearest emergency treatment facility. Do not post on a free website and wait for an answer. While there are some of us on here regularly, who are always happy to help, if we can, we cannot administer life saving procedures over the Internet.
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what is the difference taking (1) 0.3mg clonidine tablet per day OR taking (1) 0.1mg 3x per day?
i ran out my 0.1mg clonidine tablets perscription. cant get an doctors appt. until April 16. Can I take my 0.3mg once a day until i get my refill perscription ? ## Hello, Reny! How are you? The only difference would be if you take it at different times throughout the day. You should call your doctor and ask, to be certain. Side effects may include nausea, hypotension, dry mouth and fatigue. Is there anything else I can help with?
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is it dangerous to mix these?
I mix neurotin ,,wellburtin, clonidine, tramadol, neurotins together can this kill me or is it dangerous? ## Dear D, does the same Dr prescribe u these medications? If so, he would know if there would b any interactions. If not, the pharmacy usually picks up on these things. If u want 2 b sure, call your Dr or pharmacy. They helped me many of times. ## @D, Based on my research, there are potentially unsafe drug interactions listed between all of your medications; especially the Wellbutrin and Tramadol, as they could increase your risk for seizures. Aside from Clonidine and Wellbutrin, which may lower your blood pressure when used together... the other drug combinations/interactions are said to cause impaired thinking or judgement as a possible side effect. Overall you may have nothing t...
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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.

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