Which physical exam findings are characteristic 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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Findings on physical examination may include the following:

  • Serious respiratory depression and apnea may be present.
  • Bradycardia has been reported. [6]
  • Hypotension is very common; however, hypertension (usually transient) may occur initially.

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