Clonidine Patch For Opiate Withdrawal

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J Subst Abuse Treat. 1989;6 2 :113-7. Clonidine transdermal patches for use in outpatient opiate withdrawal. Spencer L 1 , Gregory M. Author information: 1 Adult Outpatient Chemical Dependency Center, Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, CA 94010. We conducted a study to assess the clinical usefulness of ."I 've been on Percocet for 6 months for post-surgery and also Norco 10/325 for years for an unrelated condition. My surgeon took me off the Percocet recently and I was worried I 'd have withdrawal symptoms. My pain management doctor prescribed the Clonidine patch and it worked like a charm." .ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION. Clonidine Transdermal Patches for Use in Outpatient Opiate Withdrawal. LAURENE SPENDER, MD AND MARGARET GREGORY, MD. Abstract - We conducted a study to assess the clinical usefulness of transdermal clonidine for detoxification in an outpatient drug treatment clinic..