It is important to note that taking more than the prescribed dose of any medication, including clonidine, can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. The specific number of clonidine pills needed to overdose can vary depending on factors such as a person’s age, weight, health status, and whether they have built up a tolerance to the drug.
In general, the maximum recommended daily dose of clonidine for hypertension is 2.4 mg per day, but doses as high as 15-16 mg have been reported in overdose situations. Overdose symptoms can include extreme drowsiness, shallow breathing, slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, and fainting. If you suspect a clonidine overdose, seek medical attention immediately.