Clonidine

What is Clonidine?

is a sympatholytic medication used to treat high blood pressure

Questions and answers on "Clonidine"

Can you take clonidine along with Theraflu Express XXXXXXX (diphenhydramine HCI ; antihistamine; and phgenylephrine ?
Is there any problem taking them together?
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can take both the drugs together.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic!
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.
Clonidine and antihistamine can be taken together. No drug interactions are there between them.
Keep in mind that...

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Yes, thanks. My BP is 162/104. I am a 62 year old female. It has only recently been this high. I am taking clonidine .1mg twice each day. Would it be okay to take a third clonidine now?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can take. Watch blood pressure closely.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.

Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

1. Blood pressure is high, you can take third clonidine.

2. However, if it does not come under...

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Blood pressure reads 212/80 just took 0.1 mg clonidine forgot to take metoprolol 50 mg at noon is it too late to take it. Have history forty of hypertension no heart problems have had stress test last month

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can take Metoprolol

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

You can take your Metoprolol as well. Clonidine itself may not be enough to decrease such high blood pressure

Take care

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Is amlodipine, labetalol, clonidine or lisinopril a diuretic drug?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No these are not diuretics

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

I am Dr Vaishalee, MD Pharmacology and I am here to help you.

None of the above listed medications cause diuresis. These drugs belong to the following classes of medicines:

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker...

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when can a person expect relief to begin when starting clonidin patch for hydrocodone withdrawal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
May be within 6 hours but mostly 2-3 days

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Health Care Magic.

I've read your query and understand your concerns.

The clonidine patch is efficient mean of delivery of medicine to body and starts delivering the medicine within two hours and...

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I take Lisenpril 2x a day, Metropolol 2 x a day also Clonodine 2 x a day for high blood pressure, my feet and ankles swell each day. Will one of the drugs cause this

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Clonidine can cause feet and ankles swelling

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

Lisinopril and Metoprolole don't have such side effects, but Clonidine sometimes can cause ankle swelling.

Wishing you good health

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can I take verapamil and clonidine at the same time?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No do not take.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
Caution is recommended in combining clonidine and verapamil therapy, even in patients who do not have sinus or AV node dysfunction. The two drugs may act synergistically on both the AV node and the peripheral circulation.


In the...

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Been on 0.1mg of clonidine three times a day. My Doctor put me on hydralizine 100 mg twice a day and one 0.1mg of clonidine at dinner time to wean me off the clonidine. I tried it and had terrible headaches. My readings three hours after taking the hydralizine are around150/80 then three hours after lunch around 145/74. Later three hours after dinner it'll go down to 120/64. My question is would it be better to take 50mg of hydralizine with half a pill of clonidine for breakfast and lunch and a pill of the clonidine 0.1mg for dinner? I just want to minimize the withdrawals better.


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please, find the detailed answer below

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

You can try to take 0.5 mg Clonidine along with 100mg Hydralazin twice daily under strict control of blood pressure, if your blood pressure goes too low, withdraw Clonidine.

Take care

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can I take verapamil and clonidine?

If I have been taking clonidine daily, how long do I have to be off it before I can take the verapamil?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
would need to monitored closely

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Verapamil and clonidine would need to be monitored for interactions.

Either increases the effect of the other.
This means that there can be a reduction in heart rate and in some cases, the blood...

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My wife is 77 years old and has alzheimers. For the past two weeks her blood pressure has been very high. Several times it has been 212 over 110 so I gave her clonidine 0.1 and it went down to 145 over 90 in about 1 hour and then the next day her bp back up to 190 over 100. I give her cozaar 100mg abd atenolol 50 mg morning and night and norvas 5 mg. She takes 1000 mg of keppra twice daily and Namenda xr 28 mg daily. What else can I do to get her blood pressure down to normal?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
continue with these medicine

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome.
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Bp of around 200 is definitely very high.
As she is already taking Losartan(Cozaar) 100mg, Atenolol 50mg & Amlodipine (Norvasc) 5mg, she should continue with these medicine at present.
It is...

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Recent questions on  Clonidine

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My 4 year old daughter is due to have an MRI in a week. Neurologist says she wants brain and spine due to her not being potty trained yet or even able to realize she has had a bowel movement....she has been to several docs and clinics and no firm diagnosis,... could the neurologist be thinking tethered cord??? She does have Sensory Processing Dissorder, Anxiety with panic attacks, major sleep disruption issues and hallucinations. They are doing a sleep deprived EEG to see if some of her myoclonis is seizure related. She is on meds: Risperidone and clonidine, with 3 mg. of melatonin as well. She has O.T. and P.T. once per week, with alot of motor control issues, gait , balance and ataxia. I feel she may have most definitely a chromosome deletion problem, genetic...somthing in that area. At one point they mentioned DiGeorge Syndrome, then didn t want to test. I had a Fragile X test started, and it came up negative. (my daughter also has alot of tantrums and inconsolable crying where she cannot stop. Where should I go if MRI and EEG come up with no answers...What next??? Her current psychiatrist suggests I stop looking for answers and work with what I have... I dont think that s a good idea...this is my daughter ...Please give me your opinion.... Thank You So Much, Michelle

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i have rhuimatoid arthritis and i get a weekly injection( etanercept) i also take other medication amitryptiline, propalan,clonidine, citalapram Recently i have been spitting up blood in the morning and also have very bad breath and i am allways bloated

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My 12 year old brother is having middle stomach pain. This has been going on for about 7 months now. My mom has taken him to the doctor and the have done tests that haven t shown anything out of the ordinary. He has asperger s syndrome and that comes with hypersensitivity issues so this might be hurting him worse then it would someone without these issues. He likes to sleep on the couch at night. He says his stomach hurts more when he sleeps in his own bed. He takes prozac for the asperger s and clonidine to help him sleep. They also put him on Lorazepam because they thought that the stomach pain might be from anxiety.He weighs about 140 and is about 4 9 . We just don t k-now if it s anxiety or something actually physical. Can you help?

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I’m taking Clonidine for High BP , I was only on for 2 weeks,0.1mg (twice a day) and had every side effect. The Dr. Said to to cut back to once a day for 3 days and then go to 1 every other day. I did the 3 days and am on the 2nd of every other...

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I realized today after feeling like I was losing my mind and having a nervous breakdown for several days, that I haven't been taking my Escitalopram for a while now. Then tonight my BP was 215 over107. Was hot then cold , shaky scared. Went to ER...

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I am taking Amlodipine 5 MG, Clonidine 0.1 MG, Lisinop/HCTZ 20-25 M, and Bystolic 10 MG. I have ran out of my Bystolic and will get them tomorrow. My question is can I take the rest of of high blood pressure meds today with my Bystolic? Thank You!...

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Age 69 Female. Vegetarian. BP 180/90 --160/80. Was taking Lorvas and Calaptin for BP for about 10 years. Sodium level dropped to 116 about six months back. This was attributed to Lorvas. I was put on Amlong (amlodipine) 10 mg per day plus Metpure XL (metoprolol) plus Arkamin (clonidine). Am having swollen feet (mild). I have been asked to stop Amlong (amiodipine) and continue the other two. This is in the last 2 days only. Still having swollen feet. Question: How long should I wait to see if swollen feet problem disappears because of discontinuing Amlong? (One week? Two weeks?) There should be some medicines to control hypertension and at the same time which does not result in sodium level drop and also does not result in swollen feet. Is there some way of finding out this group of medicines and the correct dosage.

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