Average Rating: 2.9 (52 Ratings)

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 1  High blood pressure Swelling in feet then ankles then calf then knee now all together also face it's 8 pounds of fluid. Going to remove patch today. It lowers blood pressure but at what cost shortness of breath and swollen body no thank you. F 93 3 weeks
0.1 1X W
 1  Blood pressure/Anxiety Dizziness, weakness,laziness, fatigue, chest pains, dry red eyes, palpitations, heart weakness,constipation, frequently urination, rash, weakened teeth, premature aging, spikes in BP, leg pain, leg swelling, feet swelling, hand swelling, skin discoloration, dehydration, sun sensitivity, heat sensitivity, nausea,blurred vision, clouded thoughts, memory loss, confusion, emotionally dead. The doctors lie to people about this medicine. It is extremely dangerous. I've been trying to get off of it for 18 months of the 2 years I've been on it. My BP was not even that bad when I started on it. The Cardiologist fought with his head nurse because she wanted to ween me off, he refused and pretty much threatened her job. He wanted a reason for me to keep coming to him. Get off this garbage at all costs, it will eventually destroy you!!! I am literally so scared of dying from this drug after 2 years that I am taking myself off of it....very....very slowly. I have been hospitalized multiple times from just being on it, I have been hospitalized multiple times from trying to taper off. M 43 2 years
0.05mg 1X D
 1  PTSD related night terrors Went from 0.2 mg gradually up to 0.6 mg but now down to 0.4 daily. Plan on weaning myself off this medication due to shortness of breath, chest pain, pounding and rapid heartbeat and anxiety so bad that my life has become withdrawn. Severe facial flushing due to anxiety. Absolutely do not stop taking this medication without a gradual reduction plan. Sudden stop will cause dangerous increase in blood pressure that could lead to heart attack or stroke My anxiety level has never been this extreme and it has only increased since I started taking Clonidine. Look up rare side effects M 51 7 months
0.4 mg at 1X D
 3  Hot flushes Dizziness, fainting spells 54 0 months
 4  Adult Adhd Felt dizzy with extreme summer heat and decreased water intake. Some constipation. For ADHD: increased some focus. Helped with some emotional regulation. F 24
0.1 1X D
 2  Hypertension .. Always dizziness from a sitting position to a standing position medication was just a little too strong for me M 65 28 days
 1  Hot flashes I was taking 50 mg x daily for hot flashes. Worked brilliantly for that, but over time, less than a year, the dry mouth, stuffy nose, and tingling almost numb toes, on my right foot, I'd had enough. I stopped cold turkey. Reasons being more than these symptoms, constant nausea, severe abdominal pain, fatigue, muscle weakness. I have been unable too eat, and when I did, pain and diarrhea like water followed. In am a shadow of my former self. I am already am taking hypertension medications, and detoxing from this drug has spiked my blood pressure. Been in ER emergency. Toxic toxic drug. Who makes these things? Now wake to palpitations and nausea every single time since stopping this "medication" three days ago. F 53 0 times
100 mg
 1  high blood pressure On day 11 I saw my right ankle swelled. Day 12 and 13, ankle and lower portion of leg swelled. Day 14, more leg swelling, about half of the calf, swelled, with tightness and pain. F 66 14 days
100 mg 2X D
 1  High blood pressure After several days on Clonidine, I began to feel slightly dizzy. Then on 16th day, got home from short shopping trip when I got so dizzy I had to sit down immediately to keep from falling, I got heart palpitations, and I began to feel like I might pass out. My wife took my blood pressure immediately. It had plummeted to 80 over 50. BP went down to 72 over 38 and stayed that way for the next 45 minutes. Then it very gradually went up to 100 over 70 and finally 120 over 80. This episode lasted 1 and 1/2 hour. Never took another Clonidine HCL pill. Back to HCTZ which doesn't cause this kind of problem. M 82 16 days
0.1 mg 1X D
 5  Anxiety Take at bed time. Due to the making you sleepy, calm next day, unless steed out. Carried a dose in my bag for that. No wait gain when taking at bed time. It really helped with the anxiety, and stability of my blood preasure. F 44 2 years
 2  Anxiety Horrible weight gain! Appetite increased by double. Gained 15 pounds in two weeks!! Headaches, and heart racing. Did not help to control BP. It did help to control my anxiety, but not by much. F 55 2 weeks
1 mg 3xday
 2  for my hypertension. I would fall asleep about 5to 10 minutes after taking first dose,mouth extremely dry and bp stayed elevated. Very dissatisfied, it made my bp even worse. M 62 6 months
0.2 mg
 5  Performance and situational anxiety Slight dry mouth and feeling cold. Completely stops sweating and hand tremors. Also gives me a calm feeling of patience. I only use it occasionally, usually before a potentially stressful social type of event. It works fantastically. M 52 2 years
0.1 1X D
 1  H Yuri pertension Headache, dry mouth, pressure went up and down,anxiety, heart palpitations, nausea and choking sensation. I ended up in the ER! Horrible medicine! Toxic! F 58 2 days
 4  Hot sweats in change flu symptoms hot and cold splitting headaches very lathargic not intrested in anything Dr told me not to take them anymore I was having cold sweats and she dropped my matrifen patches I was on 50my for last 4 years now put on 2 patches 25 and 12 never worn 2 before and told to stop taking clonidine feel so rough like flu symptoms but definitely not got flu F 59 4 years
 3  Hot Flushes Weight gain hot flushes Becoming tolerant to it now F 52 10 months
 2  Nite mares and anxiety Dry mouth and sleepy take at night F 66 10 weeks
 3  Hypertension Dry mouth, general weakness, hard to wake up, extremely vivid dreams, Takes long time to fall asleep, feeling wasted most of the day. Body Aches are starting to develop. M 75 3 weeks
.05 mg 3X D

 3  Blood pressure Got sick with a cold and sweat the patch off my blood pressure went up F 61 1 months
0.2 mg
 1  High blood pressure Like all medications, this one had serious side effects,, dizziness, sickness, stomach problems, and dangerously low blood pressure,it artificially lowers "blood pressure". It also causes it to rise even higher!Blood pressure medications also weaken your heart! Want to learn the dangers of all medications and how to get off of them, and what to take naturally? Go to M 52 3 months

CLONIDINE HCL  (CLONIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE):  This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Clonidine belongs to a class of drugs (central alpha agonists) that act in the brain to lower blood pressure. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)