Comparison of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of oral (Catapres
) and transdermal (M-5041T) clonidine in healthy subjects.
Relatively low risk: Parkinson's disease medications such as levodopa/carbidopa (Parcopa, Sinemet) and amantadine; antihypertensive drugs such as Clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres
); calcium channel blockers, such as diltiazem (including Cardizem and Dilacor), and verapamil (Calan); beta-blockers, such as atenolol (Tenormin), propanolol (Inderal) and timolol (Timoptic); the Alzheimer's disease drug donepezil (Aricept); hormone replacement drugs, such as estrogen (Enjuvia, Cenextin, etc.), medroxyprogesterone (Provera) and conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone (Prempro); and benzodiazepines, such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan) and estazolam (ProSom).
Two other drug therapies that have been evaluated as potential hot flash treatments: the anti-seizure medication Neurontin (gabapentin) and the blood pressure drug Catapres
Before Luy left the court room, Buenviaje gave him a tablet of Catapres
to lower his blood pressure.
For example, clonidine (Catapres
) and guanfacine (Tenex), medications normally used to treat hypertension, may be helpful in people with ADHD who have tics and/or insomnia as a result of ADHD medications or who experience aggression as part of their condition.
The anti-seizure drug gabapentin (Neurontin) and the antihypertensive clonidine (Catapres
) also are effective at decreasing hot flashes for some women.
They charged her for Catapres
patches used to treat her administration-induced hypertension.
Top 10 Potentially Inappropriate Drugs Prescribed for Elderly Patients in the ED Percentage of all potentially Medication inappropriate prescriptions Promethazine (Phenergan) 24.1% Ketorolac (Toradol) 15.8% Propoxyphene (Darvon) 11.8% Meperidine (Demerol) 11.3% Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 6.0% Clonidine (Catapres
) 5.4% Hydroxyzine (Atarax) 3.8% Diazepam (Valium) 3.8% WCyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 2.5% Nifedipine (Procardia) 2.0% Source: Dr.
Pharmaceuticals like Oxycon-tin, Xanax, Elavil, Percocet, Dilaudid, Klonopin and Catapres
are for sale on the streets.
For example, tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (ELAVIL), or nortriptyline (PAMELOR) can decrease the ability of clonidine (CATAPRES
) to lower blood pressure.