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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 Interacti...

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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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will 2 pills of the clonidine 1 mg hurt me
I don't know what to do will 2 pills hurt me ## Hello meme1987! How are you? It's very doubtful, but there so a risk depending on how your body reacts to them. Why did you take two? How much are you supposed to take and how often?
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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 ?
Updated 10 days ago.
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CLONIDINE REBOUND
Have been struggling to taper off Clonidine since mid Feb. Was on 0.2mg transdermal patch for 5 wks; switched to 0.1mg patch for 10 days. Had 5 withdrawal rebound attacks in that time, the first time when I stopped cold turkey, a couple times when the patch would lose its potency from peeling off, and then when I dropped from 0.2mg to 0.1mg. In each case, BP spiked between 160/95 to 180/100 and had anxiety, tremor tachycardia. I can always tell when my BP is elevated by the surge in anxiety and HR. Doc prescribed Verapamil 80mg TID to help manage the rebound which I soon after stopped, as it didn't help with the rebounds; later added Lisinopril 10mg to no avail, but am still on it. I now am trying to manage weaning off using Clonidine 0.025mg caps I had compounded and still reboundi...
Updated 11 days ago.
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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 ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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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 ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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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?
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Clonidine
I recently was prescribed the above medication....0.1 mg tabs two times per day and it certainly seems to have made a positive improvement....has anyone else had this or other experiences??? ## I was prescribed this medication about four years ago, for high blood pressure...0.2 mg two times a day, and for the last three years it has been under control. Even had two sugery.. ## Cheryl...thank you for your response....somehow, it appears I didn't receive all of it...specifically when you began writing about your two surgeries....????? ## I have been on Clonidine for about 6 years and it has brought my blood pressure under control. I take 02 three times a day. ## please advise what you were prescribed this drug for. My 8 yr old son was prescribed this same drug and I would like to know...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Stopping Clonidine Hydrochloride .1mg
I was put on clonidine 3 weeks ago and have 6 days left and cant get money to see a doctor and have zero resources. All efforts for help have been exhausted and denied.. I have severe heart palpatations and chest pains along with blurred vision and ear aching and a nonstop headache. My heart feels like its pounding in my throat causing throat pain as well.. Been to ER twice within three weeks and just want to try to reduce my ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION of 192/35 through a diet ive come across seeing as no doctor will see or treat me and cant keep going to ER every two weeks running up a $5g debt each visit.. I have 6 days of Clonidine .1mg twice daily left. How do i safely get off this medication? I have no other choice.. ## Hello, Lily! How are you doing? I'm so sorry about the problem...
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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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clonidine and anxiety
I have gone from .1 5 times a day to .4 4 times a day. How long will the anxiety last? ## Hello, Sandra! How are you? I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you taking it to treat anxiety or do you feel that it's causing anxiety?
Updated 2 months ago.
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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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