Clonidine vs Clonidine HCl

Clonidine
(Rx)
Clonidine HCl
(Rx)
Clonidine is a high blood pressure medication.
Clonidine HCl is a high blood pressure medication and an ADHD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
5.0
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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August 18, 2009
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
60,931 Discussions
273 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for ADHD
#4 for Addiction
#5 for Insomnia
#7 for Depression
#8 for RLS
#9 for Sweating
#10 for Tics
#11 for Hot Flashes
#12 for Flushing
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Diarrhea
#16 for ADD
Clonidine is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms, Anxiety, ADHD, High Blood Pressure and Tics and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, RLS, Sweating and Insomnia, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#3 for Addiction
#4 for Pain
#5 for ADHD
Clonidine HCl is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Pain and ADHD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Clo
Drowsiness
5
Nausea
5
Weight Gain
3
Dry Mouth
2
Tachycardia
2
Burning
2
Palpitations
2
Psychosis
1
Weight Loss
1
Grogginess
1
Clo
Drowsiness
8
Nausea
5
Water Retention
5
Bloating
5
Heart Attack
4
Nightmares
4
Stroke
4
Grogginess
4
Asthma
3
Night Terrors
3
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Drowsiness
Clo
Clo
5
8
Nausea
Clo
Clo
5
5
Weight Gain
Clo
Clo
3
0
Dry Mouth
Clo
Clo
2
0
Tachycardia
Clo
Clo
2
0
Burning
Clo
Clo
2
0
Palpitations
Clo
Clo
2
0
Psychosis
Clo
Clo
1
0
Weight Loss
Clo
Clo
1
0
Grogginess
Clo
Clo
1
4
Drowsiness
Clo
Clo
8
5
Nausea
Clo
Clo
5
5
Water Retention
Clo
Clo
5
0
Bloating
Clo
Clo
5
0
Heart Attack
Clo
Clo
4
0
Nightmares
Clo
Clo
4
0
Stroke
Clo
Clo
4
0
Grogginess
Clo
Clo
4
1
Asthma
Clo
Clo
3
0
Night Terrors
Clo
Clo
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Clonidine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Clonidine HCl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Clonidine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Clonidine HCl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Transdermal Patch
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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: 0.1 mg/24hr, 0.2 mg/24hr, 0.3 mg/24hr
Patch: 0.1 mg/24 hr, 0.2 mg/24 hr, 0.3 mg/24 hr
Tablet: 0.1 mg, 0.17 mg, 0.2 mg, 0.3 mg, 0.1-0.2 mg
Solution: 100 mcg/mL, 500 mcg/mL
Suspension: 0.09 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clonidine
Clonidine, Clonidine Hcl/Pf
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clonidine and Clonidine HCl: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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