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Actually alpha-2-agonists are available in Canada. The most common is called clonidine. Most of these medications were actually used as antihypertensive agents but found to have properties of reducing adrenaline by inhibiting the receptors that release these neurotransmitters, also called prereceptor blockade. These are generally safe but, as you can quickly imagine, they do have an affect on Blood Pressure and therefore on the heart. They are also prone to make you sleepy.

The most common indication for them has been in tic reduction in Tourettes but I have used them for reduction of anger and some improvment in some of the ADHD symptoms, typically in combination with something else.

New medications are coming out in Canada soon that are in this category. However, importing medications without clinical follow-up is just plain crazy. After all, if something goes wrong, who are you going to sue?

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