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Clonidine is an alpha antagonist hypotensive drug. Clonidine decreases the heart rate by relaxing the heart muscles, thus reducing blood pressure. It also helps in treating ADHD, drug withdrawal, reliving certain pain, etc. Side effects of the drug are dry mouth, tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, etc.

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Till what age will vocal and motor tics usually continue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have vocal and motor tics. Is it Tourette's and if yes, till what age does it usually continue? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, there is no cure for it, but treatment can relieve symptoms. Tics can persist for years or lifetime, although their severity reduces. Most of the tics are mild and do not require any treatment. Stress relieving therapies like yoga and meditation woul...  Read Full »

What medicines can help treat renal hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I have renal hypertension. I am on tablet Cilaheart 20 BD. My BP is 160/100 mm Hg. My creatinine is 4.18 mg/dL and urea is 104. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you add up a diuretic like a tablet Torasemide 10 mg once daily along with tablet Arkamin (Clonidine and Hydrochlorothiazide) 0.1 mg thrice daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines. These would...  Read Full »

Am I taking enough medicines to manage hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, For controlling my hypertension, I was prescribed Benicar 40/12.5 mg once in the morning, Amlodipine 5 mg twice a day and Clonidine once in the evening. These were prescribed after ECG and blood work. Even, after taking the medication, my BP is usually 160/85 mmHg. What to do further. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to highlight a few important points here. Amlodipine should be used once daily. The maximum dose is 10 mg once daily. Clonidine on the other side can actually cause rebound hypertension, which can explain your high blood pressure. It should be the last res...  Read Full »

I am sensitive to Morphine. What drug can be used to control post-operative spinal surgery pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am undergoing major spinal deformity surgery next month, anterior and posterior. I am 50 years old and this is my fourth scoliosis surgery. In recent years, I have developed a sensitivity to Morphine and I cannot take Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) because it gives me terrible headaches. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prem Kumar Mani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your brief history, I can sense that you have already become tolerant to opioids. Once tolerance develops to one group of opioids, simultaneously other opioids also develop the same way. I would suggest the addition of Clonidine, Dexmedetomidine through your spin...  Read Full »

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