18 patient evaluations for Clonidine

Nov 8, 2012 (Started Jan 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 720.8 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Clonidine was added to my pump in early 2008 because we thought Baclofen was causing bladder & blood pressure issues. After my pump failure and subsequent replacement we decided to discontinue the intrathecal clonidine. It was refilled with the baclofen every few months & I didn't have to remember to take it. The cost was covered by insurance so for me it was inexpensive. It appears to have had more of an impact on my B/P than previously thought as after it was discontinued my B/P was quite high and took several days and additional medication to control.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 10, 2012 (Started Jun 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 18, 2012 (Started Jun 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2007 (Started Jun 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 15, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for poor peripheral circulation)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall) (balance problems, vertigo, hangover effect in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Only tried for 2 nights, but the side effects were too extreme

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