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If you take too much clonidine, you could develop symptoms such as drowsiness, shallow or slow breathing, weakness, and low body temperature. The specific effects of an overdose may vary, depending on how much of the medication was taken and whether it was taken with other substances. Treatment for an overdose may involve "pumping the stomach," taking certain medications, and supportive care.
- High blood pressure at first, followed by low blood pressure
- A slow heart rate
- Shallow or slow breathing
- Low body temperature
- Decreased reflexes
- Constricted, pinpoint pupils
- An irregular heart rhythm
- Close monitoring of vital signs
- Giving medications to increase and control the heart rate
- Giving IV fluids and medications to increase blood pressure
- Giving medications to increase breathing.