18 patient evaluations for Clonidine

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Aug 24, 2017 (Started Jul 29, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.04 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: At first all I noticed was that if I stood up too fast that I was vaguely dizzy, but then nothing. My blood pressure tolerated the higher dose, but still didn't really feel any different. I know prazosin had more of an effect than this one for me at least.

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for autonomic neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for flushing)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Doses definitely cause some drowsiness, use with caution until you know how you are going to respond.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 8, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for flushing)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for autonomic neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Three times daily

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Jun 7, 2017 (Started Dec 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for labile hypertension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for flushing)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for autonomic neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mcg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 16, 2017 (Started Dec 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for labile hypertension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for flushing)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for autonomic neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mcg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 8, 2016 (Started Dec 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for labile hypertension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for flushing)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for autonomic neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mcg Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Dec 1, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 tablet(s) Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Only on HRT a month. I will go back to GP in a month if no great improvement of night flushes. Can cope with day ones!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 26, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 tablet(s) Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Flashes not gone completely. One at night usually that wakes me but better than nothing/HRT

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Dec 4, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for withdrawal effects)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

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Mar 4, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

Dec 2, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

Nov 13, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

Oct 19, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

Jul 7, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

May 31, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

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Nov 8, 2012 (Started Jan 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 circulation in legs and feet)
  • Side effects
    Severe (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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Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jan 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Mild (loopy feeling, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.6 mg Daily

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