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Clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Jenloga) is an oral and topical drug prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure. Off label uses include the treatment of the symptoms of narcotic and nicotine withdrawal, diabetic neuropathy, hot flashes (associated with menopause), and the management of severe cancer pain. Side effects, warnings and precautions, drug interactions, and ppregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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      • Introduction
      • What causes cancer pain?
      • What are the symptoms of cancer pain?
      • What medicines are used to treat cancer pain?
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      • What is high blood pressure (hypertension)?
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      • Smoking
      • Coffee and caffeinated beverages
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      • Obesity
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      • How is high blood pressure treated?
      • Starting treatment for high blood pressure
      • Treatment with combinations of drugs for high blood pressure
      • Emergency treatment for high blood pressure
      • Treatment during pregnancy
      • Which medications are used to treat high blood pressure?
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      • Alpha blockers
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      • Minoxidil
      • Renin inhibitors
      • Aldosterone blockers
      • Combining agents
      • What about the patient's compliance with medication regimens?
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      • NIH on what are febrile seizures?
      • How common are febrile seizures?
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      • What should be done for a child having a febrile seizure?
      • How are febrile seizures diagnosed and treated?
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      • What research is being done on febrile seizures?
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      • Hot flash facts
      • What are hot flashes?
      • What causes hot flashes?
      • What are the symptoms of hot flashes?
      • How are hot flashes diagnosed?
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Terms related to clonidine:

  • Catapres
  • Catapres-TTS
  • Jenloga