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Duraclon Medication Information

If you are experiencing severe pain due to cancer, your healthcare provider may prescribe Duraclon® (clonidine hydrochloride). This prescription drug is given by a continuous epidural infusion. This means that it is administered continuously through a small tube inserted into the epidural space in the spine. Duraclon should be used with opiate medications (such as morphine) and only in people who do not respond adequately to opiates alone.
 
Some of the most common side effects of Duraclon include:
 
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Low blood pressure upon standing suddenly
  • Dry mouth.
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To minimize potential risks with Duraclon, make sure your healthcare provider has a current list of any other drugs you are taking, including nonprescription products, as well as up-to-date information on your medical history. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Duraclon. This article includes details on how it works, what else your healthcare provider needs to know, and what to do in case of an overdose.)
 

Duraclon Medication Information

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