Clonidine vs Subutex for Addiction

Clonidine
(Rx)
Subutex
(Rx)
Clonidine is a high blood pressure medication.
Subutex is a chemical dependency medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Addiction
5.0
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Addiction
2.2
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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August 18, 2009
October 8, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
61,166 Discussions
60,935 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
#2 for Pain
#3 for Addiction
#4 for Depression
#5 for Chronic Pain
Subutex is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that it is taken for Pain and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Clo
Drowsiness
7
Nausea
7
Weight Gain
5
Dry Mouth
4
Burning
3
Tachycardia
3
Palpitations
3
Psychosis
2
Weight Loss
2
Grogginess
1
Sub
Nausea
7
Vomiting
5
RLS
4
Dizziness
3
Migraines
3
Drowsiness
2
Sleep Disorders
2
Numbness
2
Dry Mouth
1
Paranoia
1
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Clonidine
Clo
Subutex
Sub
Drowsiness
Clo
Sub
7
2
Nausea
Clo
Sub
7
7
Weight Gain
Clo
Sub
5
0
Dry Mouth
Clo
Sub
4
1
Burning
Clo
Sub
3
0
Tachycardia
Clo
Sub
3
0
Palpitations
Clo
Sub
3
0
Psychosis
Clo
Sub
2
0
Weight Loss
Clo
Sub
2
0
Grogginess
Clo
Sub
1
0
Nausea
Sub
Clo
7
7
Vomiting
Sub
Clo
5
0
RLS
Sub
Clo
4
0
Dizziness
Sub
Clo
3
0
Migraines
Sub
Clo
3
0
Drowsiness
Sub
Clo
2
7
Sleep Disorders
Sub
Clo
2
0
Numbness
Sub
Clo
2
0
Dry Mouth
Sub
Clo
1
4
Paranoia
Sub
Clo
1
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 Subutex 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 Subutex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Transdermal Patch
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: 2 mg, 8 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clonidine
Buprenorphine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clonidine and Subutex: 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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