User Reviews for Clonidine
Also known as: Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Clonidine ER, Duraclon, Jenloga, Kapvay, Nexiclon XR
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Reviews for Clonidine to treat 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."
Classy Jazzy (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 9, 2017
9 users found this comment helpful.
"Originally, I was diagnosed with Restless Legs Syndrome approximately 14 years ago. The symptom typical - when sitting (legs dependent) unable to find a comfortable position to relieve what I refer to as "a sensation of agitation in my bilateral lower extremities" and unable to find a comfortable position. Massaging helped to relieve the sensation, but short lived when stopped. The sensation was less obvious when laying down, positional change helped, elevation of lower extremities did little, and when walking the sensation not present. My "sensation" was discussed with my physician who wrote a script for Clonidine 0.1 mg. The only side effect I have - it still makes me sleepy after 14 years, solved by taking at bedtime, effects last for 24 hrs."
Relief with Clonidine (taken for 10 years or more) July 5, 2014
36 users found this comment helpful.
"I have tried numerous drugs for RLS, including Neurontin, Klonopin, Lyrica, Mirapex, and clonidine (and possibly 1 or 2 others). Clonidine started out positively, giving me more relief than Neurontin. However, unfortunately I developed a very rare severe side effect called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (a.k.a. toxic epidermal necrolysis), which has a high death rate. Needless to say, clonidine was D/C'd, and after lengthy treatment for SJS, I (cautiously!) tried a different drug. Ultimately, Mirapex and Lyrica have been the best, with approx. equal effectiveness."
microSuSu February 7, 2010
27 users found this comment helpful.
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