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User Reviews for Clonidine systemic

Also known as: Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Clonidine ER, Duraclon, Jenloga, Kapvay, Nexiclon XR

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Catapres-TTS (clonidine) for High Blood Pressure: "Have had no problems with it."

   
10

Vet November 6, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Kicks in slower than a benzo but works"

   
9.0

Fred (taken for less than 1 month) October 30, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I have severe panic attacks my blood pressure goes up to 203 over a hundred and one my heart pound so hard I get makes me cough, it is extremely irregular and my chest gets tight and painful almost. I am scared of everything around me, loud noises cause me to jump and scream I am so uncomfortable I sit and cry and cry. I have tried medications for over 30 years and over the last 10 years things have become worse and worse. I was started on clonidine and am now able to tolerate the above. There was one time in particular I ended up having to take .3 mg to bring down my blood pressure it was so high I highly recommend this drug use it all the time I take it with me in my purse I enjoy my life again"

   
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Laura October 17, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Finally, after trying different medicines for high blood pressure, I was given Clonidine. This medicine has my BP perfect! I am so relieved and thankful!"

   
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Dahlia (taken for less than 1 month) October 5, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I have severe fibromyalgia and 7 years ago I needed a total knee replacement that’s when I started taking ocycodone 5mg and the amounts were getting higher. The doctor gave meOxyContin 10mg because I was starting to have withdrawals I now have the right knee to do. I have to go off all the opioids. My primary doctor gave me Clonidine 0.1 mg two weeks ago. I was taking 3 OxyContin and four oxycodone a day after I myself weaned off 4 other oxycodone months ago. So tonight I took away my last OxyContin and I have withdrawals. I have taken a clonidine and I think I am going to take another I am so fidgety and I feel like something is crawling inside me and I have bloating that I look 4 - 5 months pregnant. I am 75 years old. Hoping things get better but then I will have the oxycodone to stop."

Deelee (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 2, 2018

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For Insomnia, Stimulant-Associated: "Been on Clonidine for 2 years. Sometimes it takes 30 mins to activate, other times it take 5. I use it mostly for ADD and anxiety. I went 14 years without getting a proper nights sleep. I failed many classes because of it. Doctor gave me this, now I sleep like a champ. It is good at falling asleep not staying. Wayyyy better for you than melatonin (which is fake news anyway)."

   
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daysaytonmike (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 1, 2018

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "Fantastic!! Night and day sweats were taking over my life and within 2 days of taking this medication I am sweat free and feel human again:)"

   
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jools (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I quit tramadol cold turkey after taking the maximum dose 400mg/day for too long. I took my last tramadol dose of 100mg at 1pm Tuesday. That night I didn't sleep a wink. I was crawling the walls. My legs & arms twitching & feeling like ants were gnawing my bones. I spent the next day feeling dreadful then took 0.1mg of clonidine at 5pm. I felt a slight improvement & managed to eat something. I took another 0.1mg at 9pm. This didn't seem to do anything. I tossed & turned in bed, the twitches were dreadful. I took a phenergan 25 mg. No effect. My brain fought it but I could feel the twitches subsiding & eventually I slept at around 3.a.m. Awoke the next morning feeling so much better for having slept & happier that I now have some way of managing the withdrawal symptoms. I think I probably need 0.2mg clonidine (as I'm overweight & have high BP) but would recommend starting at 0.1mg."

   
8.0

Chelonaut (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2018

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For Tourette's Syndrome: "I was on this medication for a long time and it did work but it will thin your hair and cause you to have less sexual desire also it causes Erectile Dysfunction. I got taken off this medication. The side effects were not what I wanted To be honest there’s really not a decent medication out there for Tourette’s yes they all work in some form. But I’d rather live with the tics than have side effects from the medication."

   
3.0

CJ (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 29, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "It definitely lowers my blood pressure, but I get dry mouth and I'm always sweating."

   
6.0

Gavin F (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 23, 2018

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For Insomnia, Stimulant-Associated: "Bipolar, ADHD mostly inattentive. Clonidine almost always puts me to sleep at dosages 37,5mg to 75mg. Higher dosages doesn't help more. This has been a life saver for me. I don't dare to use benzos due to addiction problems in my family. Only problem is that I wake up too early sometimes. Wish I had access to a more long-acting formula."

   
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Rodgert July 19, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I want to share my Fentanyl experience to help anyone that is going through opiate withdrawal symptoms. I was on the Fentanyl Patch 100mcs for 8 years. My doctor no longer was prescribing pain meds. Weaning off, the 1st 3 days were unbearable. I lost fluids, shook so bad I couldn't hold a teacup, legs and stomach developed charley horse knots, severe diarrhea, muscles taut and burning, accelerated heartbeat, flu symptoms, and legs would not stop moving and cramping. And 3 days with insomnia. My doctor prescribed Clondine 0.1 mg 3X daily. After the 1st dose at 20 minutes my legs stopped cramping and moving. Muscles relaxed, stomach settled...Still felt bad, but nothing like I had been. I finally slept. It did save me. I had rapid heartbeat, my pressure elevated some, I was very dizzy and had dry mouth. But, that was nothing in comparison to the hell of WD. Clondine will not stop WD, but it made it a A LOT more bearable. I hope this helps someone."

   
8.0

elle July 19, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I have insane panic attacks in the morning. My 1mg of Klonopin hardly helps and of course I don't want to go up on them. I have detoxed from Klonopin once and obviously don't want to up the dose. Usually waking up in the morning my anxiety is 5/10... not quite to a panic attack. Riding a stationary bike for 30 minutes helps but even with that the Klonopin didn't do much. I've only taken clonidine for 2 days and take it when I don't have to go to work (numbs me out, which I consider a good thing. to some people this may not be) - but when I woke up in the morning my anxiety was still there but considerably lower. Maybe a 2.5/10 --- however, I gave it a few less stars because having too much, ironically, causes me to have a panic attack as I freak out when I feel like I've lost control of my body."

   
8.0

Banana Nut Muffins (taken for less than 1 month) July 13, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I am really high strung and have add and anxiety and I'm so glad I have my clonidine. I think it makes me feel way more relaxed than the benzos everyone wants and I've had high doses of Xanax and Klonopin prescribed to me and it's hard to get that stuff prescribed. The clonidine is very quick acting I've never had any kind of withdrawals and it mellows me out and unlike a benzo it doesn't make me sound like I'm out of it. I've had other people take very small doses and and knocks them out but I tend to be on edge all the time and benzos don't really relax me but they do help if I'm having anxiety issues related to PTSD that makes me panic and freeze up"

   
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CidB (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 11, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I've tried every high blood pressure medication there is Clonidine is the only thing that works best time to take it is 0. 1 mg before bed"

   
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Todd115 July 9, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Clonidine is definitely not for me. For opiate withdrawal - I had to go on Suboxone, which is perfect for that. One of my primary WD symptoms is a *crushing*, disabling mental depression. Feels like no reason to live & the minutes go by like days. Clonidine makes that horrible symptom WORSE. Clinically that is no surprise- - Clonidine's an alpha-adrenergic blocker. So, to me, recommending Clonidine for opiate withdrawal is akin to suggesting amphetamine for insomnia."

   
1.0

Alltoward Infinity (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 3, 2018

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "This instantly stopped my hot flushes , also helped my moods . I'm now on 75 mg twice a day. I still have the odd flush or night sweats but not bad at all . I'm finding also its got my blood pressure under control and helped with pain associated with a spinal disease. Highly recommend but please make sure doctor prescribes your dose , as this drug does lower blood pressure ."

   
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Lozzie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 26, 2018

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "I had hot flushes, night sweats AND day sweats after having to stop taking HRT because of breast cysts. I didn't think that Catapres would work. But it did!!! I don't get night/day sweats any more. I get the occasional hot flush if I eat too many fatty foods. It does take a LONG time to be effective, though, about 6 weeks. I went back to my Dr to increase the dose to 1 1/2 tablets a day, which eliminated my symptoms. Don't stop taking them, just because you don't think that are going to work!!!!! I can now sleep at night."

   
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Ripley June 21, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "This drug gave me intense hallucinations. I'd ask the doctor for something else if you have any tendency toward hallucinations (vicadin does that to me as well). Then my dad took just one pill and had to go into the hospital with severe diarrhea and passing out."

   
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Avoid Chlonidine (taken for less than 1 month) June 17, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Clonidine was good for me in the beginning, more so for my anxiety than my high BP. I started having terrible side effects all the bad ones listed pretty much after several years on this drug. Then it just stopped working for me. It was very hard to get off of it. It took several months..I would not ever take this drug again..."

   
1.0

Happy Camper (taken for 10 years or more) June 16, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have problems with blood pressure meds, but the clonidine patch is horrible. It has caused a lot of bad side effects, I feel horrible all the time, it has caused bad reactions with my other meds."

   
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Kathy May 28, 2018

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For Hypertensive Emergency: "Be very careful with Clonidine. It worked well for me, but then my bp started spiking every day and I'd need the Clonidine again to lower it. It was causing a blood pressure rebound. They have switched me now to a different med."

vjm1639 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 11, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have used probably 12 or 13 different blood pressure medications in the last 20 years. Clonidine lowers your blood pressure NOW. After 2 doses my blood pressure is 109/70. For me the sedation is here and there, not every day. Has a good calming effect."

   
7.0

mmcubb (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 18, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Clonidine can totally change your life. It can also make you a zombie during the first 2 to 4 weeks, but eventually you will normalize and become used to it. Only take the minimum needed to reduce your anxiety. Any more makes you a kind of altered consciousness (not in a good way) that leaves you empty of thought and too heavy, weak, tired and slow to live an ordinary life. For me, the dry eyes, and dry mouth is pretty bad if I take more than the usual dose. It also seems to alter the way some foods taste. It turns chocolate into a waxy, greasy mess (not in reality, just for you.) and most high fat processed foods taste really bad. Fresh foods and even natural fatty meat still tastes normal. I love and eat a lot of chocolate so this is a serious side effect!"

   
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KrustyArt (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 9, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "After 2 years on Subutex I want off. My doc has been gradually tapering me down over months (I was only ever on 8mg a day dose) and I am now only on 2mg every 2nd day of subutex tab. This week he sent me off with Valium and Clonidine. He said of course there will be discomfort. There is always going to be discomfort coming off opioids. It is inevitable but he also said that every 2nd day the discomfort I feel will be halved. I practice yoga daily, meditate and walk around the lake so I will continue these activities and take the clonidine and/or Valium as prescribed if I feel I absolutely need to. I had in the past has been rushed to hospital in an ambulance suffering withdrawals from oxycontin that felt like I was dying, vomiting and pooing everywhere, waking up in hospital 14 days later thinking I'd been there for 2 days - personally this feels like a walk in the park. I wish everyone luck living life free from addictive substances. Kind Regards from Australia K"

   
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K March 30, 2018

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