What is the prevalence of clonidine toxicity?

Updated: May 30, 2020
  • Author: David Riley, MD, MSc, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RMSK; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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In the 2018 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System, 5439 single exposures to clonidine were reported. Of those, 3418 were unintentional toxicities. In 2018, 1616 were in patients younger than 6 years, 2337 were in patients 6-19 years old, and 1402 were in patients 20 years of age and older. [4]


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