Can Clonidine be purchased legally in the usa without an rx online? If not and one has no insurance what is a possible route to obtain this medication to aid in opiate wds? Obviously i assume there is nothing otc that contains or compares to clonidine is this correct?
Clonidine hydrochloride is a prescription medication that comes in a few different forms and is approved for a few different uses. Clonidine products include:
Clonidine immediate-release tablets (Catapres), approved for treating high blood pressure
Clonidine patches (Catapres-TTS), approved for treating high blood pressure
Clonidine extended-release tablets (Kapvay), approved to treat attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
Clonidine extended-release tablets and liquid (Nexiclon XR), approved to treat high blood pressure
Clonidine epidural infusion (Duraclon), approved for treating severe cancer pain.
Don't think so anything could be in the form of OTC comparable with Clonidine, maybe taking to a pharmacist to buying the med with an Rx would help.
Take care, best wishes!
Clonidine is available by prescription only in the US. There is nothing OTC that is similar to clonidine. Clonidine is an older medication and fairly inexpensive though even without insurance. My son takes clonidine and a 90 day supply (so 90 tabs) is usually less than 10 dollars for generic clonidine. Catapress is the brand name..
You are correct, there is nothing over the counter, and yes you need a prescription. Do you have a free clinic? I would go there explain situation and they most likely will give you that script. I don't think it is expensive. And it helps.
I have been taking prescription oxycodone 30mg, 4x a day for over 8 years for cronic pain, and other debilitating health conditions, including cancer. I was dismissed this month because I couldn't afford to keep coming 2 times each month at $300. A visit. I have no health insurance. I went to the er for help for full blown withdrawal because I stopped taking it. The er dr told me that he couldn't help me and couldn't even treat my symptoms!!! He said get your own help online or where ever you can. Our hands are tied? Seriously? I then made an appointment with my primary care dr. They informed me that they couldn't help me at all!!! What's up with this country and the medical community that they have no compassion or even medical obligation to help a patient (human) in this type of health crisis? Clonodine isn't a controlled substance and i've been given it for dangerously high blood pressure in the past but can't even get a prescription for it from my dr??? Can someone please tell me why this is happening to people now?
- Clonidine Information for Consumers
- Clonidine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonidine (detailed)
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