Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
How do you taper off the Clonidine patch
I understand that when you stop taking Clonidine, you must taper off because you can have a rebound effect.  How does one taper off the patch?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
367994 tn?1304957193
The information available says one should be instructed not to discontinue therapy without consulting their physician because sudden stopping has, in some cases, resulted in symptoms such as nervousness, agitation, headache, and confusion accompanied or followed by a rapid rise in blood pressure and elevated catecholamine concentrations in the plasma.  "When discontinuing therapy with Clonidine Transdermal System, the physician should reduce the dose gradually over 2 to 4 days to avoid withdrawal symptomatology".

Hope this helps, and thanks for your question.  Take care,

Ken
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar m tn
Blank
Improvements
2 hrs ago by fred256
Avatar n tn
Blank
einaej added the Exercise Tracker
7 hrs ago
Avatar m tn
Blank
Breathe the Weed Pollen
Aug 24 by fred256
Heart Disease Community Resources
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland