Clonidine, a 2 agonist, obstructs the workings of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Clonidine uses include treating hypertension, cancer pain, and ADHD in children between 6- 17 years. Clonidine generic is much cheaper online at Netmeds.com.
Many doctors prescribe Clonidine as an off- label for treatment. These include:
- Acute hypertension;
- Menopausal hot flashes and migraines,
- EtoH Withdrawal;
- Smoking Cessation;
- Restless leg syndrome;
- Cyclosporine Nephrotoxicity;
- Pheochromocytoma Diagnosis, etc.
Clondidine is prescribed as a non- hormonal treatment to women suffering from hot flashes due to menopause. Some women may experience intense hot flashes where they wake up hourly every night drenched in sweat, disrupting their sleep. The risk of stroke, blood clots, and breast cancer is heightened with traditional Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). Clonidine may be prescribed in special cases where women are undergoing cancer treatment and are on Tamoxifen.
Clonidine is prescribed as a second-choice or additional medication when preferred treatments aren't effective or can't be used. Off- label prescriptions are only considered in cases where the evidence supports its use.
Common Clonidine side effects include:
- Skin reactions for the Clonidine transdermal patch;
- Dry mouth;
- Anxiety, etc.
Menopausal hot flashes may be extremely severe in some women, occurring as many as 15 times a day. Doctors usually start at 25 mg clonidine dosage for menopausal symptoms, then increase if necessary. Never take Clonidine without a Doctor's prescription or mix up extended release tablets with other Clonidine dosages. This medicine may have other side- effects and must be taken only under a physician's supervision. Netmeds.com required an approved doctor's prescription to dispense medicines online. Don't forget to ask your doctor to allow generic substitution while writing out the prescription.