GENERIC NAME: CLONIDINE - INJECTION (KLAHN-eh-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Duraclon
WARNING: This medication is not recommended for treating labor/birth pain or pain during surgery because of the risks of low blood pressure (hypotension) and unusually slows heartbeat (bradycardia). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
USES: Clonidine is used with other medications (opiates) to help control severe pain. It is most effective in relieving sharp, burning, or shooting pain.
HOW TO USE: This medication is an injection solution given continuously into a specific part of your spinal column (epidural space). The dosage will be adjusted depending on your condition and response to the medication. Consult your pharmacist for details on proper preparation and use of this drug. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. If this medication is stopped suddenly, you may experience serious side effects (e.g., high blood pressure, stroke).
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