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iS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCING AN AWFUL FATIGUE - FEELS LIKE I'M DRUGGED ## I just started taking Clonidne, twice a day,and the Doctor said not to skip a dose,is supposed to be for High Blood Pressure, but all is doing to me is getting me drugged out, tired, sleepy, headache. I'm calling my Doctor tomorrow,so she take me off this medicine. ## I just started taking this med about two weeks ago and am experiencing the same side effects. Will they go away after a while of should I consult my doc to stop the med ## I just started about a week ago and have literally slept for the past 24 hours...I work 2 jobs and have never had a problem with going the whole day other than being really tired at end of day(normal I would say) but i can not even get out of bed... ## i've been on clodi... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clonidine.
Fri, Sep 06 '13, 9:12 AM
Clonidine For Tourettes
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what is the average dosage? how long does it take to work? ## How old is the person taking it? For children, the dosage can vary, depending on body weight and for adults, it can range, depending on the severity of symptoms, but is usually between 0.2 and 0.4mgs in divided doses, throughout the day. It can take 4 to 6 months for it to reach its maximum efficacy for Tourettes. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and lethargy. Learn more: ...
Updated 3 years ago in Clonidine.
Tue, Jun 28 '11, 12:09 PM
clonidine for sleep??
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Tonight will be my first night on a 0.1MG dose/nightly. I am nervous because I have read about so many diffrent outcomes with this Med. but never anygood news about sleep! So Here I go lets hope I get some if any sleep tonight! Pleas keep me posted on how your situation is going. Or if any sugestions please feel free!! ThanksXOXO Single mom of 2- age 22 ## So its been about three sleep!! Last night I slept good but I think it was because of being a all that goes with that!! But I still found my self restless and no real change...anyone with diff results?? ## Clonidine may actually cause the opposite effect in some people and could be keeping you awake. It does work for some people, but there are many other reports of it causing insomnia, rather than h... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clonidine.
Tue, Apr 30 '13, 3:25 PM
Clonidine Mylan Vs Actavis
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Hello, I am on clonidine hcl 0.2 mg. twice a day. I started on the Mylan brand and only took it for one month. Then I went to a different drug store and they gave me the Actavis brand. I have been taking the Actavis brand a few months now, but it seemed like the Mylan was better. I just got a new perscription of the Mylan brand again and just took my first pill. Can you all tell me which of these two brands of clonidine hcl work best for you or if you can tell any difference. After I am on the Mylan again for awhile I will post here again and let you know if it is really better then the Actavis. Anything anybody can tell me that have tried both of these brands of this medication would be of great help. Thanks, nora ## Hi, Nora! Sorry about the problem you've had. To clear it up for ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clonidine.
Wed, Jul 17 '13, 5:38 AM
clonidine hcl effectiveness
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How long after starting clonidine will the blood pressure start to go down? ## How long does it take clonidine to start working on BP ## It varies from person to person, so there is no way to give you a set timeline. ...
Updated 6 years ago in Clonidine.
Tue, Nov 25 '08, 8:36 AM
how fast does the 2541 blood pressure pill work
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How fast does the 2541 blood pressure pills work .01mg and is it a narcotic ? ## Hello, Myron! How are you? This tablet is listed in the databases as containing 0.1mg of Clonidine, it is a medication that has quite a few medical uses. Due to its actions, it tends to have some effect immediately, but it will take about a month for it to reach its full level of efficacy in your body. Typical side effects are listed as including nausea, dizziness, constipation and loss of appetite. No, it is not a narcotic of any type. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 months ago in Clonidine.
Mon, Dec 15 '14, 2:55 PM
expired clonidine 0.1mg patches
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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. ...
Updated 8 months ago in Clonidine.
Mon, Jul 21 '14, 4:57 PM
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my daughter has been taking melatonin along with 150mg.,of trazadone for 2.5 years she has autism and has had violent episodes and complains of aches and pains etc...are these 2 drugs combined becoming dangerous now with the new mood swings,and how to ween from 50mg of melatonin and 150mg.of trazadone ## I was told my U of M pych that long term use of Melatonin can cause moodiness. I have a son with autism and he is in Riperdal. Initially cured sleep problems but seems to not be working as effectively. U of M doctor said trezadone is safer than Clonidine but have not tried it yet. I was told to discontinue the Melatonin - not advisable for long term use. ...
Updated 7 years ago in Trazodone.
Tue, Feb 26 '08, 11:11 AM
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i have a 9 year old daughter she take tenex1mg she has autism how doe it work with her ; what do i ask the doctor fro to help her control her temper;;the doctor put her on trodrone and clonidine ## How did it work out for her? My daughter is also Autistic, recently placed on Intuniv (Tenex) 1mg. ...
Updated 4 years ago in Guanfacine.
Tue, Mar 29 '11, 11:49 AM
Stay away from this drug
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Do not take this medication for high blood pressure...sure it will work, in less than 3 days it dropped my bp to 90/55, i felt like i was going to die...and when you discontinue it you will rebound like crazy, heart rate will shoot through the roof, blood pressure will rise dramatically and the headaches and head pressure will be severe...I ended up in the emergency room twice trying to get off this medication and still can't get off it without having severe effects. Do a search for the study the nimh did on trying to get off this drug 30 years ago to see what it does to people. Please avoid this drug at any cost. ## Sorry about the problem you've had taking Clonidine. However, it is a very potent medication so yes it can drop your blood pressure dramatically, that's why it... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clonidine.
Tue, Jul 09 '13, 12:30 PM
What do I do now?
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I have severe hypertension. I am 76 yrs old. I am allergic to most BP medicine, with horrible side effects. I am on clonidine three times a day with a 1 mg lorazepam. It was working well until my pharmacy changed manufacturers. I was getting Sandoz. Since I have had Qualitest and Watson generic and they do absolutly nothing, even if I take 3 at a time. I have called all around and nobody sells Sandoz. My insurance will not pay for the real thing and 60 pills cost 700.00 dollars. How can I get Sandoz again ? ## Hello, Caroline! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Since the Lorazepam is a controlled substance that is commonly abused, you most likely didn't get an honest answer from the pharmacies that you called. They have no way of knowing if th... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Lorazepam.
Fri, Jul 25 '14, 1:06 PM
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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 3 months ago in Clonidine.
Thu, Dec 11 '14, 4:51 AM
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small round yellow pill with MP657 on one side and nothing on the other side ## does it say mylan or mp 657? ## Eenie, meenie, MP 657 is Clonidine 0.1mgs, usually used to lower blood pressure, but it does work on some nerve pain and etc. so it is occasionally used to relieve withdrawals when someone is tapering off of other meds. I am guessing, only guessing, that since they saw the M on it, they assumed it was a Mylan pill. I have run into this numerous times, people see a V and think something is Vicodin and etc. ...
Updated 8 years ago in Clonidine.
Wed, Jun 07 '06, 1:09 PM
Pediatric RN
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I found this dicussion when trying to research the reason a child is prescribed Clonidine for sleep and saw in black and white how many children are given a stimulant by day and a depressant to bring them down at night. First what dose are these kids on??? I am in no way critisizing anything anybody has done to help their child with serious behavioral symptoms but I think I have found a reason and a solution MD's and DO's probably don't know about and probably won't be told by their pharmaceutical rep. Asa pediatric RN, kids are a huge focus in my life but had to stop working 4 yrs ago when I became disabled. In the last year Ive learned that Dr's don't know how to treat a problem, but only treat symptoms, they also basically know what the drug rep taught them ab... ...
Updated 8 years ago in Clonidine.
Thu, Jun 01 '06, 9:51 PM
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One of my Doctor prescribed Aten 25mg for Migraine. He asked me to take when ever I feel starting sympems of Migraine. Is there any side effects for this tablet? is there any chance t become addict for this tab? ## I have high blood pressure and have been treated for it for the last 3 years with 50mg of atenolol and .02mg clonodine patch. My doctor just discontinued the clonidine and added 5mg of amlodipine with the 50mg of atenolol. This works great until about 7 or 8 pm and my pressure starts climbing. I've started today taking just half the 50mg of Atenolol in the am with 5mg of amlodipine and then the other 25mg of atenolol with another 5mg of amlodipine in the pm, I have been using .01 of clonidine to lower my pressure in the pm and my doctor wants me to stay away from the clon... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Atenolol.
Sun, Nov 21 '10, 12:55 AM
Better Info
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Well, My son has ADHD and a little depression, His doc perscibed this drug. Im a mother whos been in the medical field and research everything.; Colonindine help my son sleep at nite, it calm him down around bedtime, before this he could stay awake for days at a time!! Also he was 7-8yrs old Now hes 10 and no longer on the med... as the next 2 yrs passed i slowing begin to take him off and he's sleeping and not dealing with depression. I put my hubby on it for Blood Pressure and its working... Remeber if u have a lot of side effects its because u might hav underlying problems or on other meds the interfere or having a reactions. ## Thanks for the great infomation, I am sure this post will help other people that are looking for more details on Clonidine. It has proven to be a very us... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Clonidine.
Sat, Feb 26 '11, 7:38 PM
Best Blood Pressure Control Medicine
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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. ...
Updated 10 months ago in Clonidine.
Sun, May 18 '14, 5:00 AM
128 R
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round, orange 128 on one side and an R on the o9ther side. About the size of a pencil erasure ## Pill Image This is Clonidine 0.2mgs, a generic for Duraclon. This is a med used to relieve pain for some people when other pain meds don't work, and it also relieves high blood pressure. ...
Updated 8 years ago in Clonidine.
Tue, Apr 04 '06, 6:35 PM
Mylan vs Actavas Clonididn HCL
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Clonidine Mylan Vs Actavis Filed in Clonidine Hello, I am on clonidine hcl 0.2 mg. twice a day. I started on the Mylan brand and only took it for one month. Then I went to a different drug store and they gave me the Actavis brand. I have been taking the Actavis brand a few months now, but it seemed like the Mylan was better. I just got a new perscription of the Mylan brand again and just took my first pill. Can you all tell me which of these two brands of clonidine hcl work best for you or if you can tell any difference. After I am on the Mylan again for awhile I will post here again and let you know if it is really better then the Actavis. Anything anybody can tell me that have tried both of these brands of this medication would be of great help. Thanks, nora ## I have been taking the ... ...
Updated 20 days ago in Clonidine.
Thu, Mar 12 '15, 1:38 PM
expired patch
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I have a few expired patches that I found in my medicine cabinet that I guess were never used. Has any1 used a patch that is expired for around a year? I think it is kinda like any other opiates that just loose its potency after expires. Please let me know ig any1 else has tried an expired patch. ## Some medications turn to poison and can kill you if they are expired. but the most of them are just going to work less or not at all. But there is no reason to chance it. And if you have a patch sitting back there for X time you must not need it and if you did you would get a new Rx/ ## No they should be safe. My former brother in law is a chemist and he said most scrips will last 10 years. Ill try them for you ## Does this include 0.1mg clonidine patches? They expired Aug 2012. I'm goin... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, Jul 07 '14, 2:24 PM

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