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User Reviews for Clonidine

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

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Postural Orthostatic...ycardia Syndrome 1 reviews 4 medications
   
9.0
ADHD 38 reviews 38 medications
   
8.2
Opiate Withdrawal 155 reviews 11 medications
   
8.2
Hypertensive Emergency 7 reviews 14 medications
   
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Alcohol Withdrawal 3 reviews 17 medications
   
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Migraine Prevention 3 reviews 29 medications
   
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Restless Legs Syndrome 3 reviews 14 medications
   
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Anxiety 26 reviews 56 medications
   
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Hyperhidrosis 4 reviews 9 medications
   
7.2
Tourette's Syndrome 17 reviews 7 medications
   
7.0
Perimenopausal Symptoms 54 reviews 10 medications
   
6.8
Insomnia, Stimulant-Associated 27 reviews 0 medications
   
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High Blood Pressure 53 reviews 264 medications
   
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Bipolar Disorder 6 reviews 28 medications
   
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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal 4 reviews 0 medications
   
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Summary of Clonidine reviews 401 reviews 7.3

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For High Blood Pressure: "Five days after I began using the Clonidine patch, I started having terrible side effects. These included extreme dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, and a hard bloated stomach. I immediately discontinued the patch after using it for 6 days. These effects are still continuing to a lesser degree almost two months later. My hair also stopped growing, but started to regrow after a month. My blood pressure did go down, but it wasn't worth it! The owner at my local health food store recommended that I try taking Beet Root - 2 pills twice a day. My blood pressure is now normal and I'm having no side effects!"

   
5.0

SpTff June 17, 2017

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For High Blood Pressure: "Tingling, burning in toes with swelling, Leg discomfort were major complaint , particularly on left side."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 16, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I started using Norco about a year and a half ago. At first it was for a legitimate reason, my lower back. I had lumbar strains my entire life. Sometimes a serious strain would incapacitate me for about a week. So a friend of mine said I should go see this doctor of his because he'll prescribe Norco's. Well, excited as I was to get them, I was even more excited I got a script for 100! I told myself 3 a day, no more or my tolerance will lower. Before I knew it, I was on 8, sometimes 12 a day. After 1 year, I couldn't get my script on time. I was going to go in withdrawal. On day 2 of Clonidine. Soreness, like from a workout, is all I have felt. Using the patch. Best thing to happen since I started this behavior. Ask your doc!"

   
10

Norco user 10/325 8-10 daily (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 2, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "I started on this in May 2016. I take two at night and two in morning almost straight away it worked. then 9months later I had 2 periods and the flushes have returned worse than they were, 3 or 4 an hour. My doc upped my tablets to three in the morning and three at night still no response. Then up to four tablets twice a day sweats, still the same but now experiencing upper stomach pain unable to sleep. I'm returning to the Doc. Hope I get this sorted. I'm drained all the time hair constantly soaking."

   
1.0

Aanettsie May 30, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I have been an opiate addict since I was 18 and I am now 31. While having gone through opiate withdrawal at least once. The clonidine is and has been the only thing that makes my symptoms practically none existent. I can firmly with out any hesitation say it works. I was very skeptic but it proved me so wrong. I am now on my 5th day into withdrawing and haven't had cold sweats, nausea, loss of appetite nor any other symptoms . I can say this is going to be the beginning to a sober life so if you're scared to go threw withdrawal just see a doctor and ask for because it works almost 100%"

   
10

Kandace88 (taken for less than 1 month) May 27, 2017

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For High Blood Pressure: "I do not respond well to drugs and need the highest dose possible; eg I have taken Amitryptline 100 mg plus Clonozapam 2 mg for sleep for years and still am not a good sleeper. Clonidine was added to my blood pressure regimen (Lisinopril 40, Atenolol 100, Amlodipine 10) when I continued to have erratic blood pressure and frequent TIAs. When my blood pressure is high, it is my go-to drug because it works. And I got a couple of side benefits. It has a calming, sedating effect on me and, added to my other sleeping meds, really helps me get quality sleep. And then, I discovered that it helped when I was having a severe flashback (I also have PTSD and other dissociative symptoms, including fugues). It has been a wonder drug for me."

PriDee55 May 27, 2017

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For ADHD: "This review is more frustration with my doctors than this drug. I was diagnosed with inattentive type ADHD over a year ago, although I've had it for my entire life. Because my heart rate was high, I was initially put on Strattera. Didn't work, massive headaches, gross night sweats. Gave up for a while. Finally got a new doctor and she puts me on Catapres because it helps with anxiety (which I have bundles of) and prescribing a stimulant would lead to "questions about her qualifications" (seriously tho). Taking it at night with my Trazodone does help put me to sleep, but has long-lasting lethargic effects during the day that end up causing ironic panic attacks at work because I hate feeling sedated when I need to be alert. Back to square one"

   
5.0

orangetoday (taken for less than 1 month) May 25, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I was in a head on car crash @50mph. in 2008 and have been prescribed Morphine Sulfate AND Oxycodone as a "break through" drug when the Morphine wasn't doing enough for my chronic pain. I decided it was time to quit, yes I "set" my mind to quitting. The two worse parts for me breaking this addiction were the lack of sleep and the hypertension from no longer having the Opiates in my system. I am now on day 14 without Opiates and I owe it to Clonidine 0.1mg. Medical marijuana was the other thing I used. My doctor had not heard of this before so I educated him and the rest is history. I was able to just take 1 every 12 hours and will never go through the Hell of breaking another Opiate addiction. SUCCESS! Thank you, Steven"

   
10

MedHead420 May 21, 2017

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been on clonidine since probably 1985. Was in Navy, went to see doctor before transfer, B/P was 210/118. I was 24. Girl who took my B/P said "you should be dead". No problems before that at all. My doctor says I have "world class" blood pressure. In between, have seen lots of specialists, changed my drugs and dosages, etc. Clonidine is the only thing that seems to work for me. Taking Amlopidine and Lisinopril once a day and clonidine .3mg four times a day. Yes, I know it's a lot but you learn to live with it. I've learned to cut the pills in half and take them twice as often. Levels out the side effects and smooths out blood pressure spikes.Do yourself a favor, if you are on this medication, carry some with you. Don't be caught without"

   
8.0

James McFartyface May 16, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Clonidine helped it is a nice medicine,"

   
9.0

hariram (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 11, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "I have gone from 40 plus hot flushes to none! Fantastic, I take 2 tablets twice a day. But remember to those who increase your dose, this is a vasodilator and you should not increase it past 2 twice a day without seeking medical advice."

   
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J k May 9, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "After a ten year plus hard core opiate addiction I was able to quit last year ONLY because of the clonidine. As many say, it's not a magic pill but it made the w/d symptoms actually bearable."

   
9.0

Worked for me (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "I started on HRT when I was 50! I will be 75 next month & I am still having flashes day & night. The HRT I was on was stopped 36 months ago & the flushes started again! I was given Premarin which worked great & after 2 years was told to wean myself off them which I did & the flushes came back...I went back to see my doctors & saw a nurse practioner who told me that I shouldn't be on HRT at my age, but was prescribe them again & I did exactly the same thing took them for a few month & weaned myself off them...the flushes came back with a vengence! now after six months of hell day & night I have been put on Clondine (Dixarit)....2x25mcg twice a day...2 weeks in nothing has changed, but I will keep 'taking the tablets' (lol) good luck all"

   
1.0

Jo F May 1, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "I have had hot flashes for over 2 years with hot flashes that wake me up every hour. I haven't slept through the night in over a year. I was told to take one .025 at night and I could increase them if it didn't work. I took that dose for a week and I didn't feel anything; same old. I then tried a few nights taking 2 and still nothing. After reading the other comments I think I'm going to take 4 tonight and see if that works."

   
1.0

CherylM123 April 27, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I'm so tired of being an addict. ..or dependant our whatever you wanna call it. I've been on old school Oxy 80s for over 3 years now. You know the old incredible apos, just push and they powder like icing sugar. Started slow just crushing/snorting quarters of an 80 at a time. I was getting 240/m (for free) we were making money, we were so high and happy. That is I had become very very sick but I had no idea because the oxy what masking all my symptoms. I was up to 6-10 80s/day. I went into hospital here in Canada, where I went through 47 days of unimaginable pain to the point I prayed for death. As it turned out, oxy was just covering up seriously ailments, including a BRAIN TUMOR! Clonodine is the only med that helped withdrawals"

   
8.0

Sckofjunk April 26, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Oh my gosh how I Hate tramadol! I've been on 350mg a day for 8 years for lower back pain from 3 compression fractures in a car accident. Never increased this dose. Never abused. The freaking w/d from this demon Rx is so very underrated. The most intense jaw soreness, RLS, severe electric shock like feeling throughout my whole body, sweating, diarrhea, stayed with goosebumps, impossible to lay down and be still - let alone soreness in my arms and legs at night. This drug has some other thing going on with it that effects the brain and depression or something. Anyway 0.1 mg clonidine 4x a day has made it possible to taper down. 1 month in."

   
9.0

tram82 April 13, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I have been taking a mix of 10/325 Norco + Oxy + Tramadol for about 5 years. I cut cold turkey by even throwing my pills in the fire pit. I was dosing up to 100mg a day, sometimes mixing the other ones in. I remember I only took the lowest dose for a small period of time before my tolerance took over. I had gotten nerve damage from and open heart (Pericardiectomy) Very rare I hear, but seemed like the proper course of treatment. We tried just about everything else. Anyways back to the "Clonidine" I just took my first dose while starting this review. I'm having high hopes that this will help. I will let you know how it makes out."

5yearPopin (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 12, 2017

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Catapres-TTS (clonidine) for Opiate Withdrawal: "Taking this version of clonidine and Restoritol helped me finally get off of oxycodone and hydrocodone after 4 1/2 years of use! Glad to share my review. Hope this helps!"

   
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NickManning000 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 12, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "Started taking Clonidine 3 days ago... 2 x 25mg at night and 2 in the morning.. What relief, my Flushes have totally gone and am sleeping better.. After trying black cohosh and all the other herbal remedies as didn't want to take HRT this has worked for the flushes... I am also starting to sleep better, so home in time I will eventually have full nights sleep.. No side effects except on the first day a little light headed, but once my body adjusted that went."

   
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Mazz1969 April 9, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I am on day one and I could feel a lot worse I'm really impressed on how this medication has made me feel just in one day"

   
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Joe1488 April 1, 2017

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For ADHD: "My son has been on this for the 6 years because he would have fits at night before he started the clondine.. It has helped so much with his sleeping, impulseness.. I give this a ten.."

   
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JLT86 (taken for 10 years or more) March 29, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Works, but has to be dosed correctly. There is little else that will help like this wonderful drug. DO NOT USE OTHER OPIOIDS AS YOU WILL ONLY TRANSFER YOU DEPENDENCY. AVOID KRATOM, SUBOXONE, METHADONE AS YOU WILL JUST BECOME DEPENDENT ON THEM. The clonidine needs to be high enough to become slightly sedating. But at this level it blocks the negative effects of the withdrawal. To be done right, you need to be monitored by a health professional especially due to BP. I would recommend checking your BP 4-5 times daily (or have someone else do it) and report to your doctor. If you think it does not work, your dose is not high enough. Some require 0.2 mg every 4-6 hours. Watch BP close."

   
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JerryH48 March 28, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "Almost 100 % reduction in hot flashes. Thank god!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2017

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For Tourette's Syndrome: "I'm 25 and have had minor motor ticks since I was around 12. I was recently prescribed this because my tics became too much to bare without medication, but I'm not noticing much of any change. Sometimes the following day after I take 2 mg the night before, I'll notice my tics are less frequent, but it definitely didn't relieve them when I need it to. It also gives me really bad dry mouth and sometimes gets me so tired I fall asleep at my desk at work. I'll continue taking this for a little while longer but if the tics persist I'm gonna have to try something else."

   
4.0

Taylor D March 26, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "Unfortunately they didn't work at all for my hot flushes "

   
1.0

Fidlto (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 14, 2017

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