Are Clonidine and Clonidine Hydrochloride the same drug?
Question posted by dsigala on 13 Oct 2010
Last updated on 10 December 2021 by rxguy2013
Hydrochloride is basically salt and can act as a diuretic causing you to urinate more frequently. It is a component of many drugs used as a binder and a way to eliminate the half-life of the drug. I cannot say with any certainty if Clonidine and Clonidine Hydrochloride (Clonidine HCL) is the same. It depends on the manufacturer and you should ask your pharmacist. They can give you a better answer than the Internet.
At one time I was taking the drug clonidine with one other drug and all worked out okay. Recently, my drug was changed to clonidine hydrochloride and and the same other drug, but I am having constant and uncontrollable urination day and night. Is the addition of the hydrochloride component causing the constant urination?
disgala, yes, they are the same. Also called catapres.
Hope that helped!
Yes they are same - Clonidine & Clonidine hydrochloride.
- Clonidine uses and safety info
- Clonidine information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Clonidine (detailed)
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