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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 37 reviews 36 medications
   
8.3
Opiate Withdrawal 150 reviews 11 medications
   
8.1
Hypertensive Emergency 7 reviews 14 medications
   
7.9
Alcohol Withdrawal 3 reviews 17 medications
   
7.9
Migraine Prevention 3 reviews 29 medications
   
7.6
Restless Legs Syndrome 3 reviews 14 medications
   
7.5
Anxiety 26 reviews 56 medications
   
7.4
Hyperhidrosis 4 reviews 9 medications
   
7.2
Tourette's Syndrome 17 reviews 7 medications
   
7.0
Perimenopausal Symptoms 50 reviews 10 medications
   
7.0
Insomnia, Stimulant-Associated 27 reviews 0 medications
   
6.7
High Blood Pressure 49 reviews 264 medications
   
6.6
Bipolar Disorder 6 reviews 28 medications
   
6.4
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal 4 reviews 0 medications
   
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Summary of Clonidine reviews 387 reviews 7.3

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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!"

   
10

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."

   
10

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"

   
10

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.."

   
10

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."

   
10

JerryH48 March 28, 2017

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

   
10

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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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I had to come off 450 mg a day of Tramadol before a pain pump trial, which is coming up shortly. I thought I was going to lose my marbles for a couple of days when the pain was so intense I couldn't bear it. Besides a crappy back, I have PLMD and diabetic neuropathy. I can't take stronger opiates because of allergies. I learned that the Tramadol helped more with my leg pain than my back pain, though by the time I was totally weaned off a couple of days ago, my back was starting to be pretty sore, too. I'm taking Tylenol (LOL, what a joke, but it beats nothing), plus 1 mg of clonidine every 8 hours. For me, it has been quite helpful. When I was just taking it once a day, I was miserable."

   
8.0

Last Resort (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "Been on clonidineto 25 micrograms two in the morning 2 at night not seen a lot of change I've up it to 3 in the morning and 3 at night in the last 3 days I see great change so only had two hot flashes today compared too hot flashes all night and a few in the day we'll pleased will keep you all updated the probably take a while to work I will cut down in a month time to 2 in morning and 2 at night see how it goes Happy no more being soaking wet at night yippee"

Zecati March 11, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I have been prescribed every kind of pain medication. I've been on Dilaudid 8mg for the past 8yrs. With everything I developed a tolerance to dilaudid it stopped working for me. So I jumped over to heroin Let me tell yea first hand the biggest mistake of my life. I've been on methadone for the past 2 yrs. And for the past 9 months I've been Tappering off of methadone. Clonidine has helped me. God willing March 13 I will be done. Never give up!"

   
3.0

Bullfrog77 March 10, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Clonidine is a fantastic little medicine and is helpful for many things. I recently discovered that clonidine is 100% effective for akathisia: an extreme motor restlessness that prevents one from relaxing or sleeping. But for me I have to use a higher dose of clonidine. Doctors routinely prescribe 0.1 mg. but I didn't find that helpful for stopping the restlessness. About 0.2 mg. though and it does the trick. Akathisia gone; I can relax and sleep again. The only side effect is a really dry mouth."

   
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Classy Jazzy (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 9, 2017

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For Perimenopausal Symptoms: "I started this medication because my hot flashes and night sweats were out of control. I was exhausted from constant sleep interruptions. At first I took half a tablet (morning and night) with no result. After a week of that I switched to a full tablet (morning and night). At first still no improvement but then after a couple weeks I noticed a slight improvement. Gradually things got better and better til after 6 wks I can honestly say they are 100% gone. I sleep well again and other than a bit of dry mouth I feel great! I did sense a little dizziness at first but that's gone. I chew gum and keep a water bottle handy for the dry mouth. I am so happy I tried this option! "

CET March 6, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Clonidine has been outstanding in lowering BP and in reducing anxiety. I have lingering PTSD from a murder many years ago and from a stroke one year ago caused by high BP. Other BP meds have worked marginally but the Clonidine patch was highly effective at .1 mg but a bit too much a .2 mg lowering BP to 96/60. The only problem is the patch gives me a bright red itching rash on my arm and so I am going on the pills only and see if that works well. I'm hoping 0.1 mg twice a day should work since Clonidine has a 12 hour half life but we shall see. I highly recommend this drug for BP and anxiety but monitor BP with it to not go too low."

   
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Richard0460 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 26, 2017

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For Tourette's Syndrome: "My 12 year old daughter has had facial and motor tics, but since she started on clonidine it's like she no longer has Tourette's!"

   
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Anonymous February 22, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Recently went to a cut rate low cost detox. They basically gave me a bed and Tylenol , Benadryl , clonidine . Nurse swore by it . I was very scared and had detoxed 24 hrs before entering so I was on second day. My withdrawals got to be more than I could endure. The pain was horrific!! Clonidine had done nothing for me but make me a little dizzy. I ditched the place after I realized the pain wasn't easing up . I contemplated death as an option v/s the withdrawals . It varies person to person. I had no luck and maybe the amount dope I been using played a factor as well as the amount clonidine they gave me ."

Bee tee . (taken for less than 1 month) February 16, 2017

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For Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: "I have had a decade long experience with opiates and all the so called remedies for withdrawals . Suboxin, works as long as u wait until u have some withdrawals before dosing if not it puts u into withdrawals, god awful pain in minutes..subutex won't put u in withdrawals bc it doesn't have the 2nd ingredient which is a blocker . I realize things tend to work differently on different people. If taken properly I've never heard of subox not working. I want to be clean of it all ! Recently hit rock bottom and was able to find a free detox center which gave me Clonadine/ Motrin / Tylenol . Several doses of clondine made my vision fuzzy but once my withdrawals kicked in the pain was unbearable. My legs hurt so bad I wanted to cut them off !!"

   
2.0

Bee tee February 15, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Wow.. never thought I would be typing on this.. I am on day one taking Clonidine and helping.. please pray for me. I just wanna go back to my normal me. I clean homes for a living, does anyone know how long b4 I will have enough energy to go back to cleaning homes. I hate that I got myself here. I have a very bad back, and been taking 100mg of oxycodones for at least a year and a half. I'm ready, just wanna know it gets better.. I 4get and miss the normal me. Thanks everyone and God bless..."

Now here February 11, 2017

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For Anxiety: "@MeliRz ...in response to the clonidine n anxiety. ...I've found that vistiril (Atarax ) does the same to me it's supposed to be for anxiety (non narcotic) n it's also for allergies (so it's like a prescription benadryl lol) but it makes me the opposite of calm lol....so I hear you ...what helps 20 others has the opposite effect on 1...guh it's that 1% lol...I've fell into the 1% catagory lol...."

Tpharmtech83 February 8, 2017

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For High Blood Pressure: "Hair loss . Sleepy, thirsty , low energy"

   
6.0

Sons04 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 6, 2017

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For Tourette's Syndrome: "Clonidine was the first medication I tried after being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 14. I took it for about a month, and it heavily sedated me, thereby helping my minor tics. I took it again for about a week when I was 21, 0.1mg prescribed by another neurologist. This second time, I did not notice any sedation, but instead experienced day of constipation, so I discontinued."

   
3.0

frejf4 February 1, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I've found clonidine to be unparalleled at preventing anxiety of the restless and impatient type. I.e. the kind of anxiety that keeps me from sitting in one place. I take clonidine before any engagement where I must sit for a while, e.g., waiting rooms, court rooms and so on. Places where some patience is in order. Clonidine is the best for this. The only side effect is a very slight dry mouth, and that only happens sometimes."

   
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Delegate Fishmon (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 30, 2017

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