Clonidine is often used to reduce blood pressure as well as to counter symptoms that occur during withdrawal from alcohol and other addictive substances.
The herb Coleus forskohlii relaxes blood vessels and might have unpredictable effects if combined with clonidine.
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Last Updated: 12/15/2015
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