Re: Another question regarding Chlonidine
I can't imagine what the horror stories could be unless it's the trouble that getting off the drug causes. Just like a beta blocker, clonidine causes rebound hypertension. I have been on and off clonidine since 1979 and it doesn't affect me when I stop. You just gradually cut down the dose over a period of time but if you, like me are only taking .1mg you can just stop with no reaction.
You can take it however you want. Whatever works for you. I don't take it on a regular basis only when I have ststolic over 150. Sometimes I take it with my other BP meds ( BenicarHCT) in the am, sometimes at night and somtimes I split it up 1/2 with my Benicar and 1/2 at about 3 pm.
I think it's a great medication. It does cause sleepiness but you probably will get used to it and that will go away. I hardly notice it anymore unless it's been awhile since I took any. I like knowing that when I take it my BP will go down.
Hope this helps you,
Last edited by CASSIEBEL; 01-30-2005 at 02:12 PM.