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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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Clonidine Rating Summary

8.1/10 Average Rating

156 Ratings with 153 User Reviews

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Reviews for Clonidine to treat Opiate Withdrawal

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"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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"Clonidine helped it is a nice medicine,"

   
9.0

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

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"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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"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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"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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"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): "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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"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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"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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"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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"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!"

   
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Bullfrog77 March 10, 2017

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"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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"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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"Went from 50 mcgh fenteny patch every three days to 25 mcgh with only some uptake in my back pain an stomach upset, but no Restless leg or cold sweats an all the rest.This is really a God send to me I've been on the patch for 7 years with only an increase from every 3 days to every 2. Going back to every 3 days was almost unbearable until I read about Clonidine on here. And I'm now down to the 25 mcg patch. I'm hoping to keep cutting down until I'm off these completely. The reason I'm on them is because I'm allergic to oral pain meds but the Veterans Administration only wants to give them to dying patients sad because they worked great for me."

Kobuk (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 30, 2017

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"I was on 100 mg of fentenyl with hydrocodone 10mg on top of that. I tried to quit cold turkey before but it was the worst experience of my life. I was given some clonidine from a friend. I took a 0.1 of clonidine at night with a gabapentin for my nerve pain in my arm. Sometimes I also took a 0.25 of Xanax. I'm on day four. The ONLY problems I have experienced is a little cramping, slight nerve pain (IF I went past the time I should've taken another dose of clonidine), and I'm very tired, and weak. I can hardly get up to do anything. I have zero cravings for opiates. Clonidine DEFINITELY works! Now, how do I get my energy back?"

   
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OAB (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 29, 2017

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"How many mg are people taking? I have been on Oxy and Morphine for 15 years. I take 3-4 30mg Oxy and 2 100mg Morphine a day for back pain and Fibromialga. I want to wean down, but my dependence just isn't allowing it. Sweating, cramping, anxiety, relentlessness and everything else. I have a bunch of Clonidine I used to take, but it is .1mg. If I want to use it to wean myself off these meds so they are all I can think of instead of the pain, how much should I take? 6'1" 300lbs. Thanks all."

   
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Overcon (taken for 10 years or more) January 22, 2017

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"Ok, don't want to discourage anyone or step on any toes, but it didn't work for me. It really did nothing for my withdrawals or help to ease the anxiety at all, and if it did it was so minimal that I didn't notice. Took one tablet the first few days, nothing. Took two tablets in a second attempt to see if it could benefit me and all it made me feel really weird. I had to lay down, but not because it had a calming effect, just because it made me feel really weak and dizzy. It also gave me a dry mouth and gave me a really weird taste in my mouth. I'm glad people find them so helpful, but definitely not for me at all."

   
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Ambersmith1985 January 16, 2017

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"clonidine is amazing !!! makes ya tired as hell but would rather feel tired than sick as hell... a true life saver I have no cravings with just a bit stomach cramps and lost my appetite but again would rather feel like I have gas than go through withdrawals"

   
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gemmajace52 January 10, 2017

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"Clonidine works..period."

   
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Chang671 January 5, 2017

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"As a functioning addict I Recently Entered Detox Program for a 10 year 110mg Methadone, nightly alcohol(wine,white1-2 litres) habit and 8 month dimenhydrinate(gravol) 750mg spread daily addiction. On day 6, havent slept a wink for 5 days. i was initially perscribed 80mg morphine sulfate 4 doses per day but was switched on day 2 to hydromorphone(dilaudid) 24mg for methadone, ativan for first 3 days for alcohol, seroqual 12.5mg for insomnia which was a disaster made me extremely groggy increased RSL and made feel like i was wearing concrete blocks on my feet, so was finally given .4mg Clonodine a welcome relief of RSL and Insomnia(2 thumbs to sky!!) Clonodine was the difference Highly recommend! On my way to drug free life(woohoo!)good luck"

FaithfullServant (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2016

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"So in the UK , you can get clonidine but not as opiate withdrawal , it's not even known about by my estimation by 90-95%u2105 of users , clinics , doctors , the alternative is Lofexadine , but to obtain this for a home detox is almost impossible , so after research clonidine is marketed as symptomatic treatment of the female menopause , thus meaning you can obtain it legally via online pharmacy facilities where you complete online consultation, then the meds are prescribed if you fit the criteria , seriously this medication is an absolute god send , I don't say this lightly but if you get the dosage correct , you will get 100% pain free withdrawal , you will be extremely drowsy and lathargic , watch your BP "

   
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Comfy numb (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2016

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"I have a long history of severe opiate addiction. My drug of choice was IV hydromorphone. I struggled with cravings when clean for years. In Feb this year I found a study which suggested that clonidine could be used as long-term therapy for stress-induced cravings in cocaine addicts. I asked my doc to try this on me and he did. I am on 0.1-0.3 mg 4 times a day. Have been for almost 10 months. Careful about low blood pressure at first. The first dose I took immediately eliminated my cravings, which I found incredible to believe. Not only did I not crave but I did not care. 2 months later also using the patch, I quit smoking. I don't crave cigarettes either, even around smokers. Highly recommended."

   
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nurse jackee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 28, 2016

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"I was Rxd clonodine for my severe hypertension at .2 three times a day and it helped TREMENDOUSLY with my blood pressure AND my methadone taper. I also take Metoprol... So far it's working great!"

   
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sopranofan (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 26, 2016

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"I was on heroin and methadone for 12 years. I heard about clonidine from other addicts and asked my DR for a script. He gave me .2mg TID. It helped immensely w withdrawals. Still clean today almost 4 years. I take propanol also to help w anxiety but there are beta blocker withdrawals"

   
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Dattaperpete November 20, 2016

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"Made me feel like myself again pre drugs and honestly I'm thankful for it"

   
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Sssncn November 11, 2016

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