Clonidine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, social, and other treatments. 1 2 It works by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in the blood, allowing the blood vessels to relax and the heart to beat more slowly and easily. 1 Clonidine comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. 3 Your doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase it, not more than once a week. 3 Keep all appointments with your doctor and check your pulse (heart rate) daily. 3

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Summary Clonidine belongs to the class of medicines called antihypertensives. It works in the brain to change some of the nerve impulses. As a result, the blood vessels relax and blood passes through them more easily, which lowers blood pressure.
Clonidine (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Clonidine tablets (Catapres) are used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Clonidine extended-release (long-acting) tablets (Kapvay) are used alone or in combination with other…
Clonidine: MedlinePlus Drug Information

Clonidine is an antihypertensive drug that lowers blood pressure and heart rate by relaxing the arteries and increasing the blood supply to the heart; it has other FDA-approved indications such…
Clonidine - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf

Summary This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, social, and other treatments
Clonidine HCl Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures ... - WebMD

Clonidine is used to treat high blood pressure, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), drug withdrawal ( alcohol, opioids, or smoking ), menopausal flushing, diarrhea, and certain pain conditions. It also…
Clonidine - Wikipedia

What is clonidine ? Clonidine is a prescription medication. It’s available as a patch, an oral tablet, and an oral extended-release tablet. The form you use may depend on your condition....
Clonidine | Side Effects, Dosage, Uses & More - Healthline

Clonidine belongs to a class of drugs (central alpha agonists) that act in the brain to lower blood pressure. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more…
Clonidine Hcl - Uses, Side Effects, and More - WebMD

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Clonidine (Oral Route) Side Effects - Mayo Clinic

Clonidine can be used to lower blood pressure and treat ADHD; however, it causes sedation, and tolerance can develop to its blood pressure lowering effects. Clonidine should not be stopped…
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