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Who should not take clonidine tablets?

Clonidine tablets are classified as pregnancy category C, so the effects of clonidine on a developing fetus are not fully known. If you are breast-feeding, you should inform your doctor before beginning treatment with clonidine tablets. Children under the age of 12 should not take clonidine tablets. Dosage adjustments may be required for someone who has experienced coronary or heart disease, kidney disease, a history of heart rhythm problems, heart attack, stroke, or if you have had an allergic reaction to clonidine skin patches.

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