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ritalin and clonidine?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by glitch, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. glitch

    glitch 2+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    I'm adhd i've been taking ritalin for a long time now, but my tics have been getting real bad. I'm Thinking about asking my dr about clonidine with it. I think I may have Have Comorbid adhd/ts. I was going to ask him if I could try it and of course I will be monitored, but does anyone know of what all I should watch out for. I know theres a chance of adverse reactions, but there are people who are on both. If anyone knows anything to watch out for it would be appreciated.
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  3. BMBiology

    BMBiology temporarily banned~! 15+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2003
    methylphenidate increases NE/DA while clonidine decreases NE/DA so kinda counter each other effects. I think there are also reports of serious HTN once clonidine is d/c.
  4. fenixtnlfan

    fenixtnlfan P2 Wildcat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    SDN does not allow medical advice to be given. Please, as you mentioned, ask your doctor about any questions you have. Advice from an anonymous forum may not be reliable.

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