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Clonodine

Pronunciation

Clonodine is a common misspelling of clonidine.

What is clonidine (clonodine)?

Clonidine (clonodine) is an alpha agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels and decreasing heart rate. This allows your blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relax (widen) and your heart to beat more slowly and easily which lowers blood pressure.

Clonidine (clonodine) is used to treat high blood pressure. Clonidine (clonodine) is effective when used alone or with other high blood pressure medications.

Although not approved by the FDA for these purposes, clonidine (clonodine) is also used for alcohol, nicotine, or benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal; migraine headaches; smoking cessation programs; Tourette's syndrome (tics and uncontrollable utterances); narcotic/methadone detoxification; to treat postherpetic neuralgia; to treat ulcerative colitis; to reduce menopausal flushing; and diabetic diarrhea.

Clonidine (clonodine) Epidural Injection (Duraclon) is used to treat severe pain, in conjuction with opiates, in cancer patients for whom opioid (narcotic) analgesics alone have not been adequately effective.

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