What is Catapres?

Clonidine (trade names Catapres, Kapvay, Nexiclon, Clophelin, and others) is a sympatholytic 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. It is classified as a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist and imidazoline receptor agonist that has been in clinical use for over 40 years.

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My husband us 66 yrs old. he takes the following prescribed pills, carvedilol 12.5 mg 2 times a day. hydralazine 50 mg 3 times a day, Vitamin D ,...

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You should tell your doctor the truth about your husband. There caan be significant innteraction off alcohol with...

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hello doctor im from philippines and can you help me before i sleep this 8pm im not feeling well and my heart is beat so fast(palpitate) but my...

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before I suggest anything I need to know the diagnosis of yours. because palpitations can occur due to multiple causes. As you mentioned that you...

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i have a heredatary metabolic syndrome problem with a bad bad lipid and liver profile which just keeps getting higher i can't take statin drugs due...

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Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Metabolic syndrome is a difficult medical problem and brings long term complications if...

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