Transdermal clonidine in the treatment of adolescent hypertension.

  title={Transdermal clonidine in the treatment of adolescent hypertension.},
  author={Bonita E Falkner and Barbara Thanki and David T. Lowenthal},
  journal={Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension},
  volume={3 4},
The effectiveness of transdermally administered clonidine in normalizing blood pressure in 22 adolescents with sustained diastolic hypertension was studied. The clonidine transdermal device consisted of an adhesive disc which delivered a low, but continuous, dose of drug through the skin for at least 1 week. Following a placebo disc, subjects received clonidine with increasing titration every 2 weeks until blood pressure reduction goals (90th percentile) were achieved. In 21 of 22 subjects… CONTINUE READING

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