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Generic: clonidine injection
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It is used for relief of severe pain that is not controlled by other pain medications.
               



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What is this medicine?

CLONIDINE (KLOE ni deen) is used for relief of severe pain that is not controlled by other pain medications.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • heart or blood vessel disease
  • injection site infection
  • kidney disease
  • recent heart attack or stroke
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to clonidine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into the spine. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures like phenobarbital
  • certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
  • certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • prescription pain medicines

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may increase this effect. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

If you have an epidural catheter, report any pain or redness at the catheter site to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible.

               
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