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A 27-year-old female asked:

Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Wean: Clonidine can have its own withdrawal symptoms, so best to wean off over a few days--the provider who put you on it should be available to discuss this with you.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Wean: Stopping Clonidine abruptly can result in "rebound hypertension" which means blood pressure can shoot up very high. Clonidine should always be tapered under a doctor's supervision.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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