Original Article

Hypertension After Clonidine Withdrawal

Authors: FRED E. HUSSERL MD, JOSE G. R. deCARVALHO MD, HUGH M. BATSON MD, EDWARD D. FROHLICH MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT:Rebound hypertension occurred in two patients upon clonidine withdrawal. Treatment of the hypertensive crisis consists of both alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor blockade, reserpine, or the reintroduction of clonidine. With effective control of pressure during the crisis, long-term antihypertensive therapy must be resumed.

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