Clonidine is used to treat a variety of conditions by its actions on the brain. It was originally developed to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. In this capacity it helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. Its calming effect helps in treating attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by decreasing hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, overarousal, and insomnia. It is used to treat symptoms of alcohol, opioid, and nicotine withdrawal by reducing sweating, hot flashes, watery eyes, and anxiety. Some patients with anxiety disorders have fewer anxiety attacks when treated with clonidine. Diabetic neuropathy, the pain and tingling sensations caused by diabetes, can be treated directly by transdermal patch or topical cream.
Clonidine is available in tablet form. The usual dose of the tablet form is between 0.1 to 0.2 mg. The clonidine patch is applied to the arm or chest for a week for blood pressure control. The patch or topical cream are applied directly to the painful area in diabetic neuropathy.
Common side effects
- Dry mouth
- Ear pain
- Feeling overly warm
- Abdominal pain
- Increased thirst
- Decreased libido
- Impotence or difficulty achieving orgasm
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
Cost of Clonidine
The price of clonidine ranges from $4 to $6 for a bottle with 30 tablets of 0.1 mg clonidine. Find the cheapest pharmacy near you and download coupons by clicking here.
How to Get a Prescription for Clonidine
Clonidine is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can refill most medications remotely through telemedicine and prescribe clonidine online—no insurance is needed.