from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic drug, C9H9Cl2N3, used in the treatment of hypertension, the prevention of migraine headaches, and the management of Tourette's syndrome and opiate withdrawal.
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- n. A drug traditionally prescribed for hypertension, having the chemical formula C9H9Cl2N3, and acting by stimulating α2 receptors in the brain
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- n. an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
These may include small doses of antidepressants such as bupropion (Wellbutrin), paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor), and fluoxetine (Prozac), or clonidine, which is normally used to control high blood pressure.
He was on clonidine, which is terrible in a patient like him that misses doses regularly because rebound from clonidine will make his HTN worse.
Bag B held personal effects that included cosmetics, pepper spray, diaphragm, douche and an aspirin bottle that contained a yellow powder that preliminary toxicological examination has tentatively identified as clonidine, a blood pressure medication sometimes abused as a “knockout” pill.
Naloxone (Narcan®) may be useful in reversing hypotension, bradycardia and coma because of the similarity of clonidine to opiate overdose symptoms.
Treatment with naloxone is controversial and has been reported to cause hypertension. 3-5 However, transient hypertension can be seen from clonidine alone.
Hypertension associated with naloxone treatment for clonidine poisoning.
To illustrate just how hazardous some drugs can be for your dental health, a previousstudy, using rats, showed that clonidine (Catapres) -- a high blood pressure medication that has also become popular in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children -- resulted in 84 percent more cavities.
The hot flashes and sleep disturbances were almost tolerable with clonidine and an SSRI, but I found that the cognitive effects were intolerable.
The aide snagged a second vial and administered another dose of clonidine.
And noticed a bottle of clonidine, the vasodilator, that had possibly saved his life earlier.
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