COMMENTARY: Review: Clonidine is more effective than placebo for long-term smoking cessation but has side effects

Bentz, Charles J.
January 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
The article reports that clonidine is more effective than placebo for long-term smoking cessation but has side effects. The systematic review supports the conclusions of the U.S. Public Health Service clinical guideline on treating tobacco use and dependence. Clinicians should now have confidence that clonidine, along with nicotine replacement therapy and antidepressant therapy is an effective option for helping tobacco users quit. Clonidine is considered a second-line medication for several reasons.


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