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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: 4 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 Saralina
January 2, 2014
Saralina wrote
Risperidone for Schizophrenia
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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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November 4, 2013
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Atenolol vs Clonidine
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Risperidone

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Tenex so we are going to start on Clonidine tonight (0.1mg...
...concerns with Orap and Risperidone in regard to side effects. Asked about Tenex and Clonidine. He said side effects ...in Clonidine over Tenex so we are going to start on Clonidine tonight (0.1m...
clonidine and tenex. Clonidine worked for a while but her...
Risperidone and Autism Hi everyone, I ...children with autism that took the drug risperidone also known as risperdal. ...and clonidine and tenex. Clonidine worked for a while but...
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...
tried clonidine. Clonidine seemed to work at first, but...
...18 hours. Taking 2 mg of risperidone really helped me fall asleep, but I stopped taking it because of the weight gain side effect, NO THANKS! ...also tried clonidine. Clonidine seemed to work a...
He has been on other forms of clonidine and all have...
...has adhd and aspergers he has been on numerous medicines to treat the conditons. Right now we are on risperidone and a liquid form of clonidine. He has been on other forms of clonidine and all...
currently taking resperidone for his Autism. It helps a lot...
...is currently taking resperidone for his Autism. It helps a lot with ...Jacob's ADHD symptoms. We have tried Clonidine in the past (pill form crushed up due to his age) and it worked great for hi...
put on clonidine which is helping more with his swearing....
...tic days. When things get too frustrating for him, they take ...a medication change. Was taken off resperidone and put on clonidine which is helping more with his swearing....
xr , clondine, risperdone i work full time so does...
...ofund a wonderful man eddie and then came paul my youngest jacob takes lamictyl, adderal xr , clondine, risperdone i work full time so does my hubby(which isnt always easy lost alot of...
of the two. She also takes clonidine at night so she sleeps...
Angela is on both Risperidone and Tenex (aka guanfacine) She's been on it for ...the two. She also takes clonidine at night so she sleeps ...without sleeping) Add in her seizure meds (topamax) ...
old takes clonidine,straterra,and resperidone.he's getting...
...- My 9 yr old takes clonidine,straterra,and resperidone.he's getting very aggitated.He?\ This combination of ...take all these. Risperdone can cause tardive dyskinesia which is permanant...
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