Intentional clonidine patch ingestion by 3 adults in a detoxification unit.


Clonidine hydrochloride is an alpha(2)-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… (More)


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