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 withdrawal 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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can 2 clonidine 0 1 mg hurt me
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Hi i was wondering if i took 2 0.1 mg of clonidine would it hurt me i just got prescribed them help me sleep and they did not make me sleepy so i took one more is that bad ## Hi Kerri, According to NIH, Clonidine is available in three dosage strengths (0.1 mg, 0.2 mg and 0.3 mg). So it's certainly not unheard of to take 0.2mg. The following excerpt on 'Clonidine's maintenance dosing' was quoted from NIH's webpage: "Further increments of 0.1 mg per day may be made at weekly intervals if necessary until the desired response is achieved. Taking the larger portion of the oral daily dose at bedtime may minimize transient adjustment effects of dry mouth and drowsiness. The therapeutic doses most commonly employed have ranged from 0.2 mg to 0.6 mg per day given in divid...
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Can I Mix Clonidine Gabapintin
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Have been using gabapintin 1200mg-2000mg aday for oxcycodone withdrawals its helping but im afraid of becoming addicted to it, want to start weaning off and try clonidine... On day 4 will this be dangerous ## To answer your first question, I did find that there are (moderately unsafe) interactions between Clonidine and Gabapentin (so it wouldn't be wise to take a full dose of each one together). Information that I've gathered on this states the following: "MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients. MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially exc...
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Anxiety Meds Asheville, NC
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I have Post Partem anxiety and have been going to Minnie Jones for several months to see Dr.Ambrose in an attempt to avoid medications. It's not working. The last time I was on any medication that worked for me it was a coupling of Clonidine (Kapvay) and Diazepam as PRN for anxiety attacks. To make a long story short, I was able to completely stop needing medications for a long time. The program that I was in which originally prescribed these medications was shut down for abuse several years ago, and all of their records were destroyed in an "accidental" fire. They continued to prescribe my meds long distance for years before this happened. What I am saying is, I need a doctor who is willing to go with my suggestions as this is my body, but also who will not push me to try new
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clonidine - how long does it take to work
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I started clonidine 0.1 transdermal patches 5 days ago for hypertension. My b/p is still very high. How long does it take for it to reach a therapeutic level? ## How high is your bp? This medication may take 4 to 5 weeks to reach it's full therapeutic level in your body. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, increased urination, and hypotension.
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how many clonidine pills would be considered 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 soon as possible. ## 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 included, so there's no way an...
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How to stop and what to take instead?
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Hi, my 10yo son has ADHD, and he takes 60mg of Ritalin during the day. Having trouble falling asleep, 8monyhs ago we started giving him Clonidine 1 1/2 × 0.1mg at night to sleep. However he hates it, and takes forever to wake up in the morning and now we want to stop. I am only now wondering the dangers of this medication long term on a 10yo, considering what it does to BP and everything else...and my son will need this for the next 10 to 50 years! I would like to give him something else instead, but don't know what to give and how to proceed with swapping. Please help us!
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how can i get a clonidine patch to stay on
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My son is on a clonidine patch. He sweats a lot and i cant get the patch to stay on. How can i make it stay on? ## Hello, Shella! How are you and your son? It might be better to ask his doctor about switching to the pills, so this will no longer be an issue. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and hypotension. Alternatively, you can ask the doctor or pharmacist if they have any ideas as to what might help.
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small orange pill round with p 127
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My dr prescribed this pill and told me it's a sleeping pill to help me sleep better and relax but looking it up doesn't say anything about being a sleeping pill. So I'm just confused as to what it could be? ## Is the marking on it P 127 or R 127? A tablet with R 127 on it is manufactured by Actavis and they list it as containing 0.1mg of Clonidine which has many medical uses, including treating high blood pressure, anxiety, ADHD, and sleep disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and headache. Have you tried taking it, yet?
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clonidine - too many pills
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I gave my mom 2 clonidine 0.1 mg and she is only supposed to have one every 8 hours. Will she be OK or do I need her to get her to the hospital? ## Hi Marilyn, Sorry to hear about your situation. I realize you posted this back on November 26th and today is December 11th. How is your mom doing now? My assumption is that she may have been fine after the Clonidine wore off - but I do think it's always a good idea to either contact the prescribing doctor, a pharmacist, and/or poison control in the event of an overdose; even if it's acute. These medical personnel could offer recommendations to help mitigate any possible symptoms associated with taking too much. And this might sound corny, but since Clonidine lowers blood pressure, I would imagine that finding ways to keep her heart r...
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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: (246 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.
  • 226 more results ...

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