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  • symptoms
  • Sudden cessation of clonidine treatment has, in some cases, resulted in symptoms such as nervousness, agitation, headache, and tremor accompanied or followed by a rapid rise in blood pressure and elevated catecholamine concentrations in the plasma. (nih.gov)
  • Clonidine may be used to ease withdrawal symptoms associated with the long-term use of narcotics, alcohol, benzodiazepines and nicotine (smoking). (wikipedia.org)
  • dose
  • Can a person die of a heart attack from taking too high a dose of clonidine? (drugs.com)
  • However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related heart or kidney problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving clonidine transdermal. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In a clonidine suppression test plasma catecholamine levels are measured before and 3 hours after a 0.3 mg oral test dose has been given to the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pregnancy Category
  • Clonidine is classed by the FDA as pregnancy category C. It is classified by the TGA of Australia as pregnancy category B3, which means that it has shown some detrimental effects on fetal development in animal studies, although the relevance of this to human beings is unknown. (wikipedia.org)
  • Withdrawal
  • Clonidine has also been used to treat diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome, fecal incontinence, diabetes, withdrawal-associated diarrhea, intestinal failure, neuroendocrine tumors and cholera. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • My son took clonidine at bedtime from the time he was 7 until he was 17, so for ten years, and he NEVER got used to it so that it didnt knock him out. (drugs.com)
  • Most of the time, clonidine epidural injection is not for use while giving birth or after giving birth. (drugs.com)
  • Some studies show clonidine more sedating than guanfacine, which may be better at bed time along with an arousing stimulant at morning. (wikipedia.org)
  • In hypertensive volunteers, like clonidine, it significantly increased sinus node recovery time and lowered cardiac output. (wikipedia.org)
  • hours
  • The plasma level of clonidine peaks in approximately 3 to 5 hours and the plasma half-life ranges from 12 to 16 hours. (nih.gov)
  • Peak plasma clonidine levels are attained in approximately 1 to 3 hours. (nih.gov)
  • Following intravenous administration, clonidine displays biphasic disposition with a distribution half-life of about 20 minutes and an elimination half-life ranging from 12 to 16 hours. (nih.gov)
  • Uses
  • Clonidine also has several off-label uses, and has been prescribed to treat psychiatric disorders including stress, sleep disorders, and hyperarousal caused by post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other anxiety disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • pregnant
  • You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using clonidine epidural injection while you are pregnant. (drugs.com)
  • known
  • Tiamenidine (BAN, USAN, INN, also known as thiamenidine, Hoe 440) is a imidazoline compound that shares many of the pharmacological properties of clonidine. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • The likelihood of such reactions to discontinuation of clonidine therapy appears to be greater after administration of higher doses or continuation of concomitant beta-blocker treatment and special caution is therefore advised in these situations. (nih.gov)
  • Clonidine can be used in the treatment of Tourette syndrome (specifically for tics). (wikipedia.org)