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Clonidine vs. Clonidine HCl for Withdrawal

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Clonidine

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Clonidine HCl

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Other Names: Clonidine   Catapres
Rating: 5 out of 5
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Clonidine is a sympatholytic medication used to treat medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, some pain conditions, ADHD and anxiety/panic disorder. It is a direct-acting alpha-2 adrenergic receptor adrenergic agonist.Action as an imidazoline re... Read more on Wikipedia
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By joe
June 7, 2014
joe wrote
0.5 mg clonidine causes strage taste in my mouth
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
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Clonidine
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it just helps you sleep
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
When I started on Clonidine I pretty much became narcoleptic for a period of a few hours about 1.5-2 hours after taking it. There were times I'd literally fall asleep standing up at work, my coworkers kept taking pictures of me, haha. It got better after a couple weeks, but it was tough to work my way through. I'm on 1mg AM, 1mg PM. I work overnights and loved the AM pill as it'd knock me right out and I'd sleep great! Been on about 6 months now and it doesn't affect me in that regard at
Mike  |  February 5, 2014
I had the same issue when withdrawing from my fentanyl patches. Discuss this concern with your doctor as I did. I had the dose reduced to .1 mg from .2 mg. I don't know what breaking in half will do. It's an immediate release pill so it might leech too much medicine in your system too fast like with many other meds. Once I got used to the .1, I went back up to .2 (I also have high blood pressure). It also works like a charm getting rid of the stinging in my feet due to a spinal injury. G
KJ  |  January 24, 2014
Clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you can become light headed. You probably have solved this, but if not try half and then have a few hours later.
Anonymous  |  January 6, 2014
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
Atenolol vs Clonidine
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
Concern mom wrote
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My son has been kn Clonodine and has night terrors even sleep walk. I am consulting with his doc to wean off and start Melatonin. Its tough no matter what we do. Meds overall I hate.
jmwddd3945@gmail.com  |  June 11, 2014
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Clonidine HCl

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had problems falling asleep and the Clonidine works great...
...old has been on CLONIDINE HCL 0.2 MG ...taking it. He has always had problems falling asleep and the Clonidine works great a...
time he was on clonidine only because of stimulant side...
...of clonidine hcl .10mg and then takes a whole .10mg pill in the evening. We have found it helpful. For a long time he was on clonidine only...
will Clonidine effect my sex life etc. Appreciate a...
...is my first day taking Clonidine HCL 0.1MG, and would like to ...negatives on long term use of Clonidine. Will Clonidine effect my organs, will Clonidine effect my sex life etc. Appreciate a pr...
energy and sleepiness.today i experienced racing heartbeat...
...hypertension and was taking clonidine hcl 0.8 mg perday.i ...myself off the clonidine,because of the constipation,low energy and sleepiness.today i experienced racing heartbeat ,and it frightene...
the evening. After 13 different meds, clonidine has helped...
...and meltdowns. The psychiatrist put him on clonidine HCL 0.1mg. I give him half pill in morning and half pill in the evening. After 13 different meds, clonidine has helped my son be...
of anything more serious. Should she take another clonidine
...year old mother has is on lotrel for ...face turns red and she belches frequently. She took .1 mg clonidine hcl to bring the pressure down but it is still ...more serious. Should she take a...
but I am still on the clonidine. What's the deal with...
...off the Altase and put me on Clonidine HCL 0.1 MG because my bp ...test. My local cardiologist wasn't thrilled, but I am still on the clonidine. What's the deal with Ace inhibitors? My BP seems...
HCL My PCP prescribed me Clonidine yesterday to \"take the...
Clonidine HCL My PCP prescribed me Clonidine yesterday to \"take the edge off\" as I come...
pressure, I take clonidine hcl and norvasc. The clonidine...
...hcl and norvasc. The clonidine keeps the water retention down by blocking aldosterone. Both meds dialate my blood vessels. I sometimes take cialis on legs days to further dialate my blood...
poorly. Took a clonidine. That helped. Can anyone tell me...
...the night. Slept poorly. Took a clonidine. That helped. Can anyone tell me the difference between Clonidine HCL and just Clonidine? When I got my refill, it just says Clonidine on the bottle and t...
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