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is clonidine safe to use for an addict ?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Likely: Depends on indication, other medications, degree of blood pressure control needed.
Answered on Jan 7, 2014
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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.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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.
Answered on Jan 7, 2014

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