Clonidine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Clonidine?

(KLON i deen)

• This medicine is used to prevent migraine headaches.

• This medicine is used to control pain when infused into the spine.

• This medicine is used to relieve painful menstrual cycles.

• This medicine is used to treat drug addiction and withdrawal.

• This medicine is used to treat flushing.

• This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.

• This medicine is used to treat hot flashes caused by other medicines.

• This medicine is used to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity.

• Rarely, this medicine is used to treat diabetes-associated diarrhea.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not run out of this medicine.

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• You may have certain heart tests before starting this medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• The patch may contain conducting metal. Remove patch before MRI.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you are taking this medicine and have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider before using over-the-counter products that may increase blood pressure. These include cough or cold remedies, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or...

 
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