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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 hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
Clonidine
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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falling asleep and the Clonidine works great and he usually...
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will Clonidine effect my sex life etc. Appreciate a...
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13 different meds, clonidine has helped my son be able...
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of anything more serious. Should she take another clonidine
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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...
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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 ...of these two brands of clonidine hcl work best for you or...
myself off the clonidine,because of the constipation,low...
...had hypertension and was taking clonidine hcl 0.8 mg perday.i recently ...to attempt to wean myself off the clonidine,because of the constipation,low energy ...racing stopped.i took some sele...
these two brands of clonidine hcl work best for you or if...
Clonidine Mylan Vs Actavis Hello, I am on clonidine hcl 0.2 mg. twice a day. I started on the ...all tell me which of these two brands of clonidine hcl work best for you or if you can tell...
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...
...blood pressure, I take clonidine hcl and norvasc. The clonidine keeps the water retention ...my blood vessels. I sometimes take cialis on legs days to further dialate my blood vessels and help p...
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