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Centrally Acting Sympatholytics: Clonidine

Common side effect include dry mouth, dizziness, headaches, and sleepiness.[7] Severe side effects may include seeing or hearing things that other people do not, heart arrhythmias, and confusion.[8] If rapidly stopped, withdrawal effects may occur.[7] Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended.[8] Clonidine lowers blood pressure by stimulating α2 receptors in the brain, which results in relaxation of many arteries.[7] Clonidine was patented in 1961 and came… Read More »