Accidental clonidine patch ingestion in a child

Russ Horowitz, Suzan S. Mazor, Steven E. Aks, Jerrold B. Leikin*

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A case of a pediatric ingestion of a clonidine patch is described. Symptoms included lethargy, bradycardia, and miosis. Treatment included naloxone, charcoal administration, and whole bowel irrigation. Gastrointestinal absorption of active drug can result in significant toxicity and treatment should focus on aggressive decontamination techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of therapeutics
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2005


  • Bradycardia
  • Clonidine
  • Transdermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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