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Clonidine Patch

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonist Adult, Children

Clonidine Patch - What is it for

Clonidine Patch - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Clonidine Patch cause?

Before taking Clonidine Patch , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform the doctor if:

  • The patient is allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
  • The patient has a heart condition, kidney or liver problem.
  • The patient is going for a MRI scan. You may need to remove the patch during the scan.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Clonidine Patch ?

Clonidine Patch - Dosage and How to Use

How should Clonidine Patch be used?

Clonidine Patch is meant to be changed once a week, preferably at a convenient time on the same day of the week.

Each box contains 4 medicated patches ( containing the medicine clonidine) and 4 non-medicated adhesive covers.

Note: DO NOT CUT through the MEDICATED patch as this will destroy the membrane

1. Wash hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly.

2. Clean the chosen area with soap and water, rinse and wipe dry with clean, dry tissue.

3. Remove the MEDICATED patch from the sachet.

4. Discard the additional clear film above and below the MEDICATED patch.

5. You have been prescribed with the following dose:

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to change the patch on the usual "Patch Change Day", put on a new patch as soon as you remember. You now have a new "Patch Change Day" and new Day 1.

What should I do if I overdose?

Clonidine Patch - Handling

How should I handle Clonidine Patch safely?

​Do not fold the patch or touch the patch repeatedly as exerting pressure may possibly cause the medicine to ooze out at the edge. Wash hands thoroughly after handling the patch and also the area of skin where the patch has been.

Clonidine Patch - Storage

How should I store Clonidine Patch ?

;#Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Clonidine Patch safely?

Prior to disposal, fold the used patch into half such that the adhesive sides stick together. This step prevents any person who happens to pick up the used patch from re-using it again.

Clonidine Patch - Additional Information

What should I do if the patch falls off?

If the patch becomes loose, lifts at the edges or falls off, try to put it on again. You may secure the patch with an adhesive dressing (e.g. adhesive cover,  TegadermTM).

Put on a new patch immediately, if:

  • it is no longer sticky
  • it has become stuck to itself or another surface
  • it has other material stuck to it
  • it is the second time it has become loose or has fallen off

After putting on the new patch, you now have a new "Patch Change Day" and new Day 1.



  • Updated on 3/22/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
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