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A 44-year-old male asked:

Is clonidine safe to use for an addict ?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Likely: Depends on indication, other medications, degree of blood pressure control needed.
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can be prescribed: Clonidine helps with some of the physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal, so it is sometimes prescribed to addicts trying to get clean.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Getting Clean: Yes, under the supervision of a physician and detox program to safely help a patient get clean and through the risk of seizures during withdrawal. It is not safe to take without supervision or prescription.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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