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.
Rapko DA, Rastegar DA. Intentional Clonidine Patch Ingestion by 3 Adults in a Detoxification Unit. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(3):367–368. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.3.367
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