What are the side effects of Catapres?
My girlfriend and I were sending messages to each other last day and suddenly she didn't answer no more, next day she said the "Catapres" pills made her fall asleep right away,,,,can it be possible?
Asked by Joe Santrizos 6 months ago.
clonidine (KLOE ni deen) Catapres What is the most important information I should know about clonidine? • Do not stop taking clonidine suddenly. This could cause severely high blood pressure, nervousness, and anxiety. • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Clonidine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. • Use caution when rising from a sitting or lying position, especially first thing in the morning. You may become dizzy while taking clonidine and you may fall and injure yourself if you get up quickly. • Do not use alcohol, antihistamines, prescription pain relievers, sleeping pills, and other drugs that may cause drowsiness or dizziness except under the supervision of your doctor. What is clonidine? • Clonidine lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relax (widen) and your heart to beat more slowly and easily. • Clonidine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). • Clonidine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Who should not take clonidine? • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you · have any type of heart disease, · have had a heart attack or a stroke, · have liver disease, or · have kidney disease. • You may need a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment with clonidine if you have any of the conditions listed above. • Clonidine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether clonidine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. • Clonidine passes into breast milk. It is not known whether clonidine will harm a nursing infant. Do not take clonidine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. • If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from clonidine therapy. You may require a lower dose. How should I take clonidine? • Take clonidine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. • Take each tablet with a full glass of water. • Take clonidine at bedtime unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Clonidine may make you drowsy and may cause some dizziness. Taking it at bedtime may prevent falls and injuries. • Do not stop taking this medication suddenly even if you feel better. You may need to take clonidine for the rest of your life to control your condition. • Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. What happens if I miss a dose? • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication. What happens if I overdose? • Seek emergency medical attention. • Symptoms of a clonidine overdose include drowsiness, lethargy, weakness, lightheadedness, a slow heart rate, nausea, vomiting, and possibly seizures. What should I avoid while taking clonidine? • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Clonidine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. • Use caution when rising from a sitting or lying position, especially first thing in the morning. You may become dizzy while taking clonidine and you may fall and injure yourself if you get up quickly. • Avoid alcohol while taking clonidine. It may increase the drowsiness and may also increase dizziness. Use caution even with small amounts of alcohol. • Avoid other drugs such as sleeping pills, antihistamines, prescription pain relievers, and antidepressants unless they are approved by your doctor. These medicines will increase the drowsiness caused by clonidine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any other prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking. What are the possible side effects of clonidine? • If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking clonidine and seek emergency medical attention: · an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); · a very slow heart rate (fewer than 60 beats per minute); or · unusually high or low blood pressure (severe headache, redness of the face, neck, and chest, dizziness, and fainting). • Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take clonidine and talk to your doctor if you experience any of the following: · unusual fatigue, dizziness, or tiredness; · headache; · constipation, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; · insomnia; or · a dry mouth (sucking on ice chips or sugarless hard candy may relieve this side effect). • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. What other drugs will affect clonidine? • Clonidine may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine unless your doctor approves. • Before taking clonidine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: · a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), acebutolol (Sectral), propranolol (Inderal), metoprolol (Lopressor), carvedilol (Coreg), carteolol (Cartrol), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), or nadolol (Corgard); · levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa, Sinemet); · prazosin (Minipress); or · verapamil (Verelan, Calan, Isoptin, Covera-HS); or · a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor, doxepin (Sinequan), and others. • You may require special monitoring or a dose adjustment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. • Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with clonidine or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Where can I get more information? • Your pharmacist has additional information about clonidine written for health professionals that you may read. --------------------------------------... • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed. • Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist Answered by Karoline Maglaras 6 months ago.
well this is what ive found... Lisdexamfetamine (L-lysine-d-amphetamine) is a prodrug consisting of the psychostimulant d-amphetamine coupled with the essential amino acid L-lysine. Lisdexamfetamine was developed so that the psychostimulant is released and activated more slowly as the prodrug molecule is hydrolyzed—consequently cleaving off the amino acid-during the first pass through the intestines and/or the liver. Vyvanse is the dimesylate salt of lisdexamfetamine marketed by Shire Pharmaceuticals. Vyvanse is FDA approved—in strengths up to 70 mg—for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in pediatric patients ages 6–12. Not only does Shire aspire to have Vyvanse replace Adderall XR as their flagship ADHD product, they also have their marketing target set at 50% of the ADHD pharmaceutical market share. Shire will be applying for FDA—as well as European—approval for the treatment of adolescents and adult patients with ADHD. Shire has stated prospects of applying Vyvanse for FDA approval for the treatment of depression. A 25 mg strength Vyvanse capsule is molecularly equivalent to 10 mg Dexedrine Spansules (both the aforementioned pharmaceuticals are about 7.425 mg dextroamphetamine). However, this molecular equivalence is not a bioequivalence ratio. While the AUC for the aforementioned pharmaceuticals is equivalent, the peak exposure of dextroamphetamine with Vyvanse is about 50% higher than that of dexedrine with Dexedrine Spansules. In human oral abuse-liability studies, 150 mg Vyvanse produced a "likeability"—euphoric effect—that was determined to be indistinguishable from 200 mg of the Schedule IV drug diethylpropion hydrochloride or 40 mg of dextroamphetamine. Answered by Xiao Falgout 6 months ago.
can I take 3 pills ? Of catapres ? Answered by Kareem Glanden 6 months ago.
Dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, or constipation may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. So, yes, it can happen. It should get better in a couple of weeks though. Answered by Josh Kolding 6 months ago.
2 catapres in a row to lower BP. safe or not?
my dad has very high blood pressure, we rushed him to a doctor and was advised to take catapres as a temporary solution. the doctor said that if the first catapres doesnt lower his blood pressure after 30 minutes then he should take another. then my dad took another tablet. that time his bp went down. is that a...
Asked by Macy Mollison 6 months ago.
my dad has very high blood pressure, we rushed him to a doctor and was advised to take catapres as a temporary solution. the doctor said that if the first catapres doesnt lower his blood pressure after 30 minutes then he should take another. then my dad took another tablet. that time his bp went down. is that a good advise or not? please elaborate your answers, im worried bout my dad. Answered by Opal Eschenbach 6 months ago.
Catapres or clonidine is a fast acting BP lowering drug that is relatively safe for immediately controlling extremely high blood pressure. Catapres can be given only for a few doses before the patient is shifted to another anti-hypertensive drug. Looks like the Catapres did the trick but your Dad needs to go on a maintenance medication. Go back to his doctor and in the meantime your Dad should go on a low salt, low fat diet, stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake and stress. Answered by Cary Nino 6 months ago.
I just went on Catapres Patches for blood pressure , is it safe to still smoke ?
Asked by Suzanne Erixon 6 months ago.
Catapres patches aren't affected by smoking. Neither is smoking made more dangerous by Catapres. I have prescribed them more for easing withdrawal symptoms than for hypertension. Believe me, folks who are in the middle of detoxing are not about to give up smoking. Answered by Sidney Macki 6 months ago.
Are you serious? You are asking if it "is safe to smoke"?!?! Are you completely out of your tree? Try asking the throngs of people suffering with lung cancer if smoking is safe! Smarten up! Answered by Clarita Schradle 6 months ago.
somkoing is horrible in the first place so you shouldnt do it anyways but its even worse to do it while you have blood pressure problems Answered by Robyn Fellin 6 months ago.
How fast should the catapres 75mg tablet take effect?
what should be the interval time should i check on the blood pressure of a patient after taking the catapres? thanks
Asked by Eric Delosangeles 6 months ago.
Catapres (clonidine hydrochloride USP) acts relatively quick. The patient’s blood pressure declines within 30 to 60 minutes after an oral dose, the maximum decrease occurring within 2 to 4 hours. You can check 30-60 minutes for therapeutic effects after ingestion or wait the 2-4 hours to see the max therapeutic effect of lowering the patient's pressure. Answered by Aaron Rinn 6 months ago.
Im taking catapres 75mg. everytime my bp goes up, how many tables should i take in one day?
Asked by Tina Amendola 6 months ago.
Adults The dose of Catapres® (clonidine hydrochloride USP) must be adjusted according to the patient's individual blood pressure response. The following is a general guide to its administration. Initial Dose 0.1 mg tablet twice daily (morning and bedtime). Elderly patients may benefit from a lower initial dose. Maintenance Dose Further increments of 0.1 mg per day may be made at weekly intervals if necessary until the desired response is achieved. Taking the larger portion of the oral daily dose at bedtime may minimize transient adjustment effects of dry mouth and drowsiness. The therapeutic doses most commonly employed have ranged from 0.2 mg to 0.6 mg per day given in divided doses. Studies have indicated that 2.4 mg is the maximum effective daily dose, but doses as high as this have rarely been employed. Answered by Lita Ovalle 6 months ago.
As an ER nurse I think you are stating a very very high dose of Catapres. I would check with your pharmacist about the dose if you cannot talk to your doctor. Doctors prescribe these meds differently depending on each persons personal needs. Don't take advice about your prescribed medication from anyone except the doctor prescribing it. Answered by Yoshiko Hogsette 6 months ago.
Catapres Dosage Answered by Maren Loze 6 months ago.
You should be taking your meds according to the doctor's instructions.. I've never heard of a medicine for bp that you'd take as needed. and I've been taking bp meds for about 30 years now. Answered by Mariela Centrone 6 months ago.
Would lisinopril help with heroin withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres does?
Ya, trying to kick it again, anytime i'm in a detox i get catapres...i've come across some lisinopril in my coupard and it's used to treat the same thing which is; hypertension, high blood pressure. Please let me know if this is safe, i don't want to pop 20 mg's of this then go get high tomorrow...
Asked by Coralie Aievoli 6 months ago.
Ya, trying to kick it again, anytime i'm in a detox i get catapres...i've come across some lisinopril in my coupard and it's used to treat the same thing which is; hypertension, high blood pressure. Please let me know if this is safe, i don't want to pop 20 mg's of this then go get high tomorrow and juss die haha. Answered by Lura Crover 6 months ago.
I doubt it. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor, while clonodine (catapres) is not - although they are both prescribed for high blood pressure, they work in two different ways. When I was in detox a couple years ago, they gave us tramadol and phenobarbital throughout the day and clonodine at bedtime - the clonodine helped me sleep, which is a blessing considering the hell that is trying to sleep while withdrawing from any kind of serious habit. I started taking liprinosil about 3 months ago for high blood pressure. I'm also on a methadone maintenance program, so fortunately I haven't had to deal with dopesickness for many months now, so I can't personally tell you how the liprinosil affects withdrawal symptoms, but I can tell you that it doesn't feel like clonodine at all. In fact, I've recently stopped taking the liprinosil because since I've been on it I've developed a host of disturbing problems that are either side effects of this medicine or some very serious health problem. This is my second day without taking it and I swear I'm going through some kind of liprinosil withdrawal! The stuff is actually made from snake venom - no joke...So my advice is to stay away from it - it won't help and it may make it harder to sleep or otherwise accentuate, rather than curb, the heroin withdrawal symptoms. Answered by Shella Yagecic 6 months ago.
Lisinopril Withdrawal Answered by Maryjo Sumption 6 months ago.
Withdrawal from heroine is awful. The body becomes addicted to its presence from the first use. Withdrawal symptoms begin within 24 hours of the last use. Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, hallucinations, seizures, anxiety, depression, prolonged wakeful and sleeping states, among other things are common during the withdrawal period. It is best to be controlled by trained medical personnel. Unfortunately, too many people forget how horrible the experience is as they are buying their next fix. Heroine has a high rate of repeated abuse following detox. Answered by Numbers Sundet 6 months ago.
Generally, side effects of lisinopril are mild and either require no treatment or are easily treated. Common side effects include chest pain, stomach pain, and fatigue. Rare side effects include heart palpitations, pancreatitis, and unexplained weight loss. Some side effects of lisinopril should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider, such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, unexplained skin rash, and unexplained swelling of the hands or feet. Heroin Treatment approaches vary with the motivation, background, and support system of the addict. Treatment of withdrawal may include palliative medication. Methadone maintenance is a controversial treatment that substitutes methadone for heroin then gradually decreases the dose until the user is drug free. Levomethadyl acetate (LAAM) and buprenorphine also have been approved for maintenance treatment of heroin addiction. Other treatment approaches may include psychological counseling_Talk to your doctor! Take care as always!! Answered by Cassandra Cobble 6 months ago.
I just went through WD on my own. After using heroin for one year. I got a real bad runny nose - a little bit of the shits - and trouble sleeping restless leg syndrome. I didnt think it was as bad as everyone made it out to be. Good grief I thought I was gonna be in agonizing pain. For the people that tell you its worse then any flu you've ever had are liars or havent had the flu that bad. I got up ate some sudafed (helped with my runny nose) went to work came home picked up my son - took care of him - tried my best to sleep and repeated this for three days. On the third day it started getting better. Day four slept like a champ. Have been going to meetings calling a sponsor and praying for GOD to help me stay sober. I did have a thought while detoxing how I really crave self pity! I know this addict 'ME' craves self-pity and wants everyone to know what is going on. Not this time. I just want to stay far away from that bullshit and become a man! Answered by Alexander Risk 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Would lisinopril help with heroin withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres does? Ya, trying to kick it again, anytime i'm in a detox i get catapres...i've come across some lisinopril in my coupard and it's used to treat the same thing which is; hypertension, high blood pressure. Please let me know if this is safe, i don't want to pop 20 mg's of this then go... Answered by Mignon Renshaw 6 months ago.
Um, no, it will not. Do a good job of making sure to kill the old sex drive though. Answered by Madalyn Handler 6 months ago.
What is Catapres really for?
Early today my physiatrist prescribed me Catapres to help me sleep. She also put me on Zoloft because I have GAD and Depression. I'm 16 and I'm really scared because it's making me feel weird. My eyes are swollen, I just feel really sick and scared. What do I do? Please help!
Asked by Marisa Hereth 6 months ago.
Catapres™ (clonidine) is an alpha-blocker. It down-regulates blood pressure and has mild sedative effects. Your side effects are likely coming from the Zoloft™ (sertraline). Answered by Heike Vanwright 6 months ago.
Do not continue anything that gives U this kind of a reaction! Talk to that doc ASAP and tell them what is going on. Answered by Brittanie Loterbauer 6 months ago.
Where can I buy Catapres without prescription?
Hey How to buy Catapres without prescription? Online and pay with CC?
Asked by Larae Salafia 6 months ago.
You need a prescription for this medication, which is for high blood pressure. Any attempt to obtain it without a legitimate doctor's prescription is illegal, and rightly so. Answered by John Bandley 6 months ago.
I need full deatails of catapres 150 mg tablets?
i am using catapres 150mg tablet 1 at bet time for my hypertension. what is the lethal dose of this drug
Asked by Keisha Zekria 6 months ago.
GENERIC NAME: bupropion BRAND NAME: Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban PREPARATION: Wellbutrin, round tablets: 75 mg (orange), 100mg (red). Zyban, round tablets: 100 mg (blue), 150 mg (purple). Wellbutrin SR, round tablets: 100 mg (blue), 150 mg (purple). Wellbutrin XL, tablets: 150 and 300 mg. SIDE EFFECTS: The most commonly noted side effects associated with bupropion are agitation, dry mouth, insomnia, headache, nausea, constipation, and tremor. In some people, the agitation or insomnia is most marked shortly after starting therapy. Some patients may experience weight loss. Uncommonly, patients may experience manic episodes or hallucinations. Four of every 1000 persons who receive bupropion in doses less than 450 mg/day experience seizures. When doses exceed 450 mg/day, the risk increases ten-fold. Other risk factors for seizures include past injury to the head and medications which can lower the threshold for seizures. Answered by Gus Trojillo 6 months ago.
Catapres Tablets Answered by Jackelyn Vantassell 6 months ago.
you mean micro grams. Lethal dose? First you need to know that once your body gets use to the drug, if you suddenly stop taking it then you risk a rebound effect of a hypertensive crisis, that might cause a blood vessel to pop in your brain. I do not see a fatal dose listed, my guess is that would be highly variable. I do not see the 150 mcg strenght listed with the FDA, so I do not know where you got it. Answered by Buster Mohammed 6 months ago.
The largest overdose reported to date involved a 28-year old male who ingested 100 mg of clonidine hydrochloride powder. This patient developed hypertension followed by hypotension, bradycardia, apnea, hallucinations, semicoma, and premature ventricular contractions. The patient fully recovered after intensive treatment. Plasma clonidine levels were 60 ng/ml after 1 hour, 190 ng/ml after 1.5 hours, 370 ng/ml after 2 hours, and 120 ng/ml after 5.5 and 6.5 hours. In mice and rats, the oral LD50 of clonidine is 206 and 465 mg/kg, respectively. Answered by Delta Dewinter 6 months ago.
Clonidine is used to treat high blood pressure. It works by decreasing your heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Consult the doctor or pharmacologist regarding your question. Please see the web pages for more details on Clonidine (generic name) Catapres (brand name). Answered by Stephan Houchin 6 months ago.
Brand Name -Catapres Chemical Name - clonidine Clonidine is available by prescription in pill or patch form. Clonidine has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping people to quit smoking. However, the Tobacco Use and Dependence Clinical Practice Guideline Panel of the U.S. Public Health Service recommends it as a second-choice medication for this use. The preferred medications to help you quit smoking are bupropion and nicotine replacement therapy. Doctors normally use clonidine to treat high blood pressure. In some people, it reduces the craving for cigarettes. It is not entirely understood how clonidine does this. Although clonidine is not normally used as a first-choice medication for smoking cessation, some people find it calms them when they are dealing with tobacco withdrawal symptoms. Doctors prescribe clonidine for people who want to quit smoking but cannot take the first-choice medications (bupropion and nicotine replacement therapy) or have not been able to quit smoking by using those medications.People using clonidine were twice as likely to be successful at quitting smoking as people who were not using any medication. The most common side effects of clonidine include: * Dry mouth (occurs in 40% of users). * Drowsiness (33%). * Dizziness (16%). * Sleepiness (10%). * Constipation (10%). The clonidine patch may irritate the skin. Clonidine lowers blood pressure, so monitor your blood pressure while you are taking this medication. Low blood pressure may occur if you sit or stand up quickly (postural or orthostatic hypotension). Side effects can limit clonidine's usefulness for helping people quit smoking. It often has more side effects than bupropion or nicotine replacement therapy. You begin using clonidine 3 to 4 days before your quit date to build up the level of medication in your body. You use the patch for up to 10 weeks. You will change the clonidine patch weekly. Suddenly stopping the use of clonidine can cause side effects. These effects include nervousness, agitation, headache, confusion, and tremor along with a sudden rise in blood pressure (rebound hypertension). You can avoid this by slowly decreasing clonidine over 2 to 4 days. - Answered by Mignon Scarfo 6 months ago.
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