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Clonidine Hydrochloride

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3.9
-0.2  Effectiveness
6.7  Side Effects
4.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 6 Clonidine Hydrochloride side effects and 2 Clonidine Hydrochloride benefits.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Clonidine Hydrochloride, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 88.9% 11.1% 0%
Blood Pressure 9.1% 18.2% 36.4% 27.3% 9.1%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 88.9% 11.1% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 11.1% 77.8% 11.1% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 88.9% 11.1% 0%
Emotional Well-being 20% 10% 70% 0% 0%
Energy 11.1% 33.3% 33.3% 22.2% 0%
Eyesight 0% 10% 90% 0% 0%
Memory 11.1% 0% 77.8% 11.1% 0%
Mental Clarity 20% 0% 70% 10% 0%
Pain 0% 11.1% 66.7% 22.2% 0%
Patience 10% 0% 80% 10% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 88.9% 0% 11.1%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 88.9% 11.1% 0%
Sleep 11.1% 22.2% 11.1% 44.4% 11.1%
Stress Level 10% 0% 70% 10% 10%
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Commonly Reported Clonidine Hydrochloride Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 77.8% 22.2% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 40% 40% 10% 10% 0%
Blurred Vision 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 44.4% 0% 22.2% 11.1% 22.2%
Nausea 80% 10% 10% 0% 0%
Dizziness 50% 30% 10% 0% 10%
Insomnia 55.6% 11.1% 22.2% 11.1% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Clonidine Hydrochloride Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Swelling around the Eyes 80% 10% 10% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Cough 80% 10% 10% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
Hair Growth 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Clonidine Hydrochloride
21 Jan 2013 After trying Topamax, Inderal, and others for migraines, Clonidine has proven to be most successful with the least amount of side effects. I was getting approximately 3 migraines a week, now I get one maybe once a month that's a lot less severe.
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08 Aug 2010 I've been on the drug about 6 weeks. I immediately began experiencing dire thirst and that continues. Last week I started having heart palpitations and will see a cardiologist next week. Primary physician doesn't think it's dangerous but wants to have the cardiologist look. My blood pressure just seems to keep going up sky high and I have increased my dosage (beginning today) from 1 tablet 3 times a day to 2 tablets 3 times a day. I'm trying to remain calm and not go into a panic attack mode, but this is all new and scary to me.
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06 Jun 2010 It really helped you sleep through the night
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18 Mar 2009 Did control blood pressure--it was a sort of last resort effort from the doctor after more than a decade of blood pressure refusing to be under control with multiple, simultaneious drugs. But I had an utterly inappropriate manic ideation. I know it's supposed to remove epinephrine from the system; maybe I had a co-cortisol cascade. I was ready to do harm to self & others; contemplating ridiculous risks; hair-trigger startle response. I know it's not *supposed* to do that, but it was a very real, very frightening response.
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