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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Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5.5 years old with developmental delay, speech delay and poor motor skills. He is always hitting, biting and scratching other kids or me when he is upset for any reason. I do not know how to deal with this. I have tried many things, but nothing works. Also, he has a 9 year ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Young children with delayed milestones are at high risk of conditions like ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactive disorder) or autism or even behavioral problems. Probably, he needs a careful evaluation to find these problems. Having said that, try... Read Full »
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... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to highlight a few important points here: Amlodipine should be used once daily. Instead of taking 5 mg twice daily you should take 10 mg once daily, which is the maximum dose. Clonidine on the other side can actually cause rebound hypertension, which ca... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Query: Hello doctor, I have ADHD, for which I take Seroquel 200 mg and Remeron 15 mg at 11 PM, every night. Last week, my doctor added Clonidine, which has to be taken at 4 PM. I felt fine after taking Clonidine, but four hours later, I decided to take a smaller amount of Seroquel 50 to100 mg, with the int... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I will like to inform you that the current pressure headache is just a coincidence rather than any relation to a drug. There is no such thing which causes a headache due to Remeron (Mirtazapine) and Clonidine ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have renal hypertension. I am on Cilaheart 20 BD. My BP is 160/100. My creatinine is 4.18 and urea is 104. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 woul... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »