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Clonidine vs. Risperidone for Anxiety

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Clonidine

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Risperidone

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Other Names: Risperdal   Risperdal Consta
Rating: 3.5 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
Risperidone (pronounced ) is a second generation or atypical antipsychotic, sold under the trade name (Risperdal). It is used to treat schizophrenia (including adolescent schizophrenia), schizoaffective disorder, the mixed and manic states associat... 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 Saralina
January 2, 2014
Saralina wrote
Risperidone for Schizophrenia
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
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Clonidine
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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.
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By danny
November 4, 2013
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Atenolol vs Clonidine
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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.
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Risperidone

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also increases, which results in light headedness, dry mouth...
...Clonidine seemed to work at first, but I had to increase the dose because it wasn't' as effective. However, as you increase the dose, blood pressure also increases, which results in light headednes...
on Clonidine it doesn't seem to be working. She's extremely...
...some guidance...my daughter was on risperdone for 3 years and it wasn't working as effective so we decided to take her off. We wanted ...put her on Clonidine it doesn't seem to be working. She'...
a zombie. He also takes Clonidine at night because he has...
...as well as himself. He now takes Risperidone and it really works without making him walk ...a zombie. He also takes Clonidine at night because he has sleep issues. I hope this...
.5mg, but he also takes clonidine .2mg at night as well...
...but he also takes clonidine .2mg at night ...point where the risperdone it self his body had gotten use to it and he was able to fight the sleep. I haven't noticed any side effects, than I was...
tenex. Clonidine worked for a while but her doctor thinks...
Risperidone and Autism Hi everyone, I ...with autism that took the drug risperidone also known as ...and clonidine and tenex. Clonidine worked for a while but her doctor thinks we should...
he is on clonidine and recently started resperidone....
...is really suffering at the moment with the swearing even though he is on clonidine and recently started resperidone. I would like to see if carnitine would help him, where do you...
Clonapin too and my son takes clonadine at night as well. I...
...too and my son takes clonadine at night as well. ...them. MY DS also takes risperidone twice a day and ...and weighs 48 pounds on risperidone thats unheard of (it makes kids gain weight) so I...
old takes clonidine,straterra,and resperidone.he's getting...
Risperidone - My 9 yr old takes clonidine,straterra,and resperidone.he's getting very aggitated.He? This combination of drugs ...to take all these. Risperdone can cause tardive dyskinesia which...
old takes clonidine,straterra,and resperidone.he's getting...
Risperidone - My 9 yr old takes clonidine,straterra,and resperidone.he's getting very aggitated.He?\ This combination of drugs ...to take all these. Risperdone can cause tardive dyskinesia which...
is on clonadine - helps only with the hyper active-manic...
My youngest is on clonadine - helps only with the hyper active-manic episodes but there is some improvement but the risperidal (same thing as risperidone) is what is making the...
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