FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: CATAPRES

User Comments:

For Tourette’s Syndrome “I was first diagnosed with tourette’s syndrome (a lot of neck and facial twitching and some humming noises) when I was 14, when I was 18 who put me on Catapres and it was excellent! I only needed one pill a day at first, but then as I went off to college and law school and was under more stress and needed to increase to 2. I take them at night and it helps me fall asleep. I’ve found that not only will it last till my next dose, sometimes (If i’m having issues refilling my prescription) I can go up to 3 days without tics. I tried Clonidine, but for it wasn’t as effective. If someone knows why i’m interested to know.”

Anonymous August 25, 2016

For Insomnia, Stimulant-Associated “My daughter takes it to help sleep she’s 7 years old take concerta for adhd she’s been on 2mg colonaden for 2 years she complained her stomach hurts is it the adhd meds or the calonaden”

Brunno133 April 22, 2016

For Opiate Withdrawal “I’ve found clonidine does help very much with physical symptoms of opiate w/d.But many Dr’s dont want to give more than a few pills at the lowest dose. Which wasnt any help at all. Its unfortunate that I ended up failing cuz I couldn’t find Dr. to “trust” & understand I could handle a short term prescription- which regrettably led me to a methadone pgrm. Now I know better I know what I’ll need once I finish tapering off the meth. Only thing is I don’t hear anyone speak about side effects of stopping the clonidine tho. I gave it a 7 because I always get an uptick in my BP & heartrate. Best to be very careful & use for shortest time possible.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 20, 2016

For Anxiety “Was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 (Mixed Episodes w/ Psychotic Features) as well as Unspecified anxiety disorder. My anxiety gets so bad to the point it makes me vomit. I took 1mg in the morning and 1 mg at night. It made me extremely sleepy and fatigued to the point I couldn’t function. I work and am in college full time so I couldn’t handle that at all. Would not recommend this medication.”

AustinRev (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 16, 2016

For Bipolar Disorder “Took clonidine for insomnia (only drug at the time). Proved completely ineffective and caused lightheadedness and dizziness.”

Brian L. (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 26, 2015

For Opiate Withdrawal “I went to a detox facility for heroin a addiction. I never heard of clonidine being used to assist with withdrawal symptoms. It was a life saver I was actually able to be tolerate the suboxone taper with the clonidine I am no longer dependent on ANYTHING! I never thought it was possible”

Anonymous November 15, 2015

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