Intentional clonidine patch ingestion by 3 adults in a detoxification unit

David A. Rapko, Darius A Rastegar

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Clonidine hydrochloride is an α2-adrenergic agonist commonly prescribed as an antihypertensive agent. It is also useful in ameliorating symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal and is frequently used in the detoxification setting. We report an episode in which 3 normotensive patients each ingested a single 0.1-mg clonidine patch in a detoxification unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-368
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 10 2003


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  • Internal Medicine

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