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Related to clonidine: clonazepam, Clonidine hydrochloride


 (klŏn′ĭ-dēn′, klō′nĭ-)
A synthetic drug, C9H9Cl2N3 that is used primarily in the treatment of hypertension, the prevention of migraine headaches, and the management of opioid withdrawal.

[c(h)lo(ro)- + (a)ni(line) + (imi)d(e) + -ine.]


(ˈklɒnɪˌdiːn; ˈkləʊnɪˌdiːn)
(Medicine) a medication primarily used to treat high blood pressure


(ˈklɒn ɪˌdin, ˈkloʊ nɪ-)

a synthetic white crystalline substance, C9H9Cl2N3, used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
[1965–70; c (h) lo (ro)-2 + (a) ni (line) + (imi) d (e), + -ine2]
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Noun1.clonidine - an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure


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Noradrenergic hyperactivity in opiate withdrawal supported by clonidine reversal of opiate withdrawal.
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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of preoperative oral clonidine (5 g/kg) in preventing ocular hypertension in the early period after cataract surgery with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation under general anaesthesia.
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Dodman now recommends clonidine instead of alprazolam (Xanax) when quick-acting help is needed for dogs with storm and other noise phobias.
A/ NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (NRT), bupropion, nortriptyline, clonidine, and varenicline are all effective, although insufficient evidence exists to recommend one intervention over another (SOR: A, systematic reviews).
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YES, A Cochrane Review found clonidine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), gabapentin, and relaxation therapy mildly or moderately effective at reducing hot flushes in this population.
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