Clonidine Headache Side Effect Reports


The following Clonidine Headache side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Headache, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Clonidine or it might take time to develop.


Pruritus, Erythema, Scab, Hypertension, Headache, Dry Skin

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. The patient was prescribed Clonidine Transdermal System (dosage: NA), which was started on 201207. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Clonidine Transdermal System the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pruritus
  • Erythema
  • Scab
  • Hypertension
  • Headache
  • Dry Skin
These side effects may potentially be related to Clonidine Transdermal System.
Tremor, Headache, Eye Pain, Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Bladder Pain, Hepatic Pain, Arthralgia, Constipation

This Headache Clonidine side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 11, 2013. A Female , 76 years of age, weighting 182.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clonidine. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Eye Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Bladder Pain
  • Hepatic Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Constipation
. Clonidine dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily Taken By Mouth. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Headache, Mental Status Changes, Presyncope, Vertigo, Fall, Blood Pressure Decreased, Dizziness, Nausea, Visual Impairment

This is a Clonidine side effect report of a 16-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Clonidine (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lisinopril
  • Furosemide
  • Amlodipine
  • Atenolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Epoetin Alfa
  • Calcitriol
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
, and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Headache
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Presyncope
  • Vertigo
  • Fall
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Visual Impairment
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clonidine treatment in female patients suffering from hypertension, resulting in Headache.
Product Quality Issue, Product Substitution Issue, Headache, Nervousness, Palpitations, Tremor, Blood Pressure Increased

A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: hypertension started Clonidine Hcl treatment (dosage: 1 Pill Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth) on Sep 22, 2013. Soon after starting Clonidine Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Palpitations
  • Tremor
  • Blood Pressure Increased
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Clonidine Hcl side effects, such as Headache.
Headache, Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Insomnia

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Clonidine Hcl on Aug 27, 2013. Patient felt the following Clonidine side effects: headache, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Clonidine Hcl dosage: 0.1 Mg Once Daily Taken By Mouth. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Blood Pressure Decreased, Glassy Eyes, Headache, Fatigue

This report suggests a potential Clonidine Hydrochloride Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 6-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): insomnia,off label use and used Clonidine Hydrochloride (dosage: NA) starting 201305. Soon after starting Clonidine Hydrochloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Glassy Eyes
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Clonidine Hydrochloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Dyspnoea, Headache

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 26, 2013 by a male taking Clonidine Hydrochloride Tablets, Usp (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 40 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clonidine side effects: dyspnoea, headache. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin
  • Lisinopril
Headache, Asthenia, Pain

This Headache problem was reported by a physician from US. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): blood pressure increased.On Jan 02, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Clonidine Transdermal System Usp (dosage: Change Weekly). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Diovan
  • Indapamide
When commencing Clonidine Transdermal System Usp, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Headache
  • Asthenia
  • Pain
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somnolence, Photopsia, Headache

This is a Clonidine 0.1 Mg side effect report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and was treated with Clonidine 0.1 Mg (dosage: NA) starting Feb 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Somnolence
  • Photopsia
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Clonidine 0.1 Mg could cause Headache and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Blood Pressure Increased, Dyspnoea, Headache

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 29, 2012. A female patient from US , 64 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clonidine. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clonidine side effects: blood pressure increased, dyspnoea, headache. Clonidine dosage: Q Week.
Associated medications used:
  • Toprol
  • Lotrel
These side effects may potentially be related to Clonidine.
Diarrhoea, Headache, Pyrexia, Lip Swelling, Rash, Blood Iron Increased

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 87-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Clonidine (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Azor
  • Exjade (1000 Mg, Qd, Oral 500 Mg)
  • Allopurinol
  • Bystolic (nevicolol Hydrochloride)
  • Maxzide
When starting to take Clonidine the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Pyrexia
  • Lip Swelling
  • Rash
  • Blood Iron Increased
These side effects may potentially be related to Clonidine.
Product Adhesion Issue, Application Site Rash, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Headache

This Headache Clonidine side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jun 29, 2012. A Female , weighting 211.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clonidine. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Product Adhesion Issue
  • Application Site Rash
  • Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled
  • Headache
. Clonidine dosage: 1 Patch Q Week. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Dizziness, Asthenia, Headache, Feeling Abnormal, Convulsion, Vertigo, Vision Blurred

This is a Clonidine side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: panic attack, who was treated with Clonidine (dosage:0.1 Mg, Tid, start time: Sep 14, 2011), combined with:
  • Trazodone (100 Mg, Qd)
  • Valium (10 Mg, Prn)
  • Celexa (120 Mg, Qd)
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Neurontin (1600 Mg, Tid)
  • Provigil (200 Mg, Qd)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dizziness
  • Asthenia
  • Headache
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Convulsion
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Blurred
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clonidine treatment in female patients suffering from panic attack, resulting in Headache.
Headache, Blood Pressure Increased

A 45-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: hypertension started Clonidine treatment (dosage: Qw) on NS. Soon after starting Clonidine treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Increased
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Clonidine side effects, such as Headache.
Pain, Headache

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Clonidine on Jan 20, 2012. After Clonidine was administered, patient encountered several Clonidine side effects: pain, headache Additional patient health information: Female , 61 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Clonidine dosage: Qweek. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Insomnia, Headache, Blood Pressure Increased, Nightmare

This report suggests a potential Clonidine Hydrochloride Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood pressure increased and used Clonidine Hydrochloride (dosage: NA) starting Nov 30, 2011. Soon after starting Clonidine Hydrochloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Nightmare
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Clonidine Hydrochloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Headache, Erythema

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 13, 2012 by a male taking Clonidine (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 40 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Clonidine side effects: headache, erythema. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cardizem
  • Zyprexa
  • Levitra (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Lisinopril
Headache, Hypertension

This Headache problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 01, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Clonidine (dosage: 3 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lopid (Unk)
  • Janumet (50 Mg, Unk)
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Corgard (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Micardis (Unk)
When commencing Clonidine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dry Mouth, Hypoaesthesia, Anxiety, Pain In Extremity, Nervousness, Headache, Dry Eye

This is a Clonidine side effect report of a 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Clonidine (dosage: Qweekly) starting Oct 11, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Dry Mouth
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Anxiety
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Dry Eye
This opens a possibility that Clonidine could cause Headache and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Headache, Nausea

This Headache side effect was reported by a physician from GERMANY on Dec 19, 2011. A female patient from GERMANY , weighting 145.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clonidine. Patient felt the following Clonidine side effects: headache, nausea. Clonidine dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Bayotensin Akut
  • Soliris (900 Mg Unk)
  • Novalgine
  • Metoclopramide
These side effects may potentially be related to Clonidine.
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Clonidine Headache Causes and Reviews


Almost everyone has had a Headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of Headache is a tension Headache. Tension Headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension Headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of Headaches include migraines, cluster Headaches, and sinus Headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all Headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes Headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe Headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a Headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a Headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Clonidine Headache Reviews

Mon, 07 May 2012

prescribed Clonidine 2 months ago for hot flushes due to the menopause. I am taking 25mcg twice a day as I cnnot tolerate the advised dose of 50mcg twice a day, but this lower dose has stopped the flushes. Infortunately I have been perpetually cold and have become really irritable. Is this a drug reaction or more symptoms of the menopause?

Sun, 22 May 2011

i am feeling drowsy,weak, and my heart is racing. is that suppose to happen?

Wed, 28 Dec 2011

I take only a portion of a 0.1 mg Clonidine once a day. Since I have been taking this medicine, the have been times that my skin feels that needles are sticking in it---this is all over my body. Has anyone else had this happen? I don't know for sure this is from this medicine, but it started shortly after I started taking it.

Mon, 01 Jun 2009
I take 0*1 mg Clonidine for high BP and have the sensation that my esophagus or chest muscles are spasming. Also my heart rate is accelerated. Are these expected side effects of this medication.
Sun, 15 Nov 2009
I just started on Clonidine for excessive sweating of the scalp and face, but also for insomnia. I had to take .3 mg to get sleepy. I woke up this morning with several canker like sores on the inside of my lips. Anyone else had this happen? I also use a cpap machine and am on other medications.
Mon, 16 Nov 2009
rashes, itch, soreness, pain
Wed, 17 Mar 2010
i started with taking 1 at bedtime .1mg then bp went up then went to .1 4 per day didn't last then tried Transdermal system this didn't stick to my skin result no medicine delivered i went thru withdraw ?
Fri, 30 Jul 2010
head, ears, throat, too tired, hate to take it.....Dr. said it is a nasty pill but still prescribed it. also, constipation/ loose stools. stomach discomfort....leg / foot spasms at night
Fri, 30 Jul 2010
I find this medication terrible. I dont know about anyone else but I have found that my body has become addictived to this drug. I have only been on this drug since June 18, 2010. I am on the patch 2mg plus one 1 mg tablet 2x per day (total of 4mg) If I do not take this mediction exactly within one hour before it wears of I start to go trough withdrawls. My head get tight my body starts to shake and I start to have a feeling of doom.When this first happen to me I went to the Emergency Room because I did not know what was happening to me. They discharged me because My blood pressure was not that high. Lucky for me My doctor's office was accross the street. I went to see him. He told me that this was one of the side effects of the drug. I told him that I could not live this way. He said this feeling would eventually go away but I had to stay on this drug because when you dont take this drug your blood pressure could spike very high. I was devastated to find that I was taking a drug that could potentially kill me if not taken timely.I have told the doctor that he had to find a way to get me off this medication. I can not function on this med. My vision is getting worse, I have difficulty concentrating, I am extremely aggitated and nervous all the time not to mention that I am so tired I can barely walk a block. I recently spoke with two different doctors who told me that I should not have been put on this med alone. I am so frustrated I dont know what to do. No one seem to be able to help me. Am I doomed to be this sick the reat of my life or is there something that can be done. Sincerely, Hopeless
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