cases of clonidine abuse

Physicians are seeing more cases of clonidine abuse...typically in people who also abuse heroin or other drugs.

Abusers take high doses of clonidine (about 1 to 3 mg) for its sedative and euphoric effects. They also use it to reduce withdrawal symptoms when they don't have money to buy illicit drugs.

Abusers find clonidine pretty easy to get. Most physicians and pharmacists aren't suspicious of frequent refills.

Practical advice for a better career, with unlimited access to CE

Pharmacy Technician's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 200+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Helpful, in-depth Technician Tutorials
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote