WHAT IS IT?
Clonidine (Catapres) is a alpha-2 adrenergic agonist.
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
Hypertension: this medication can be used alone, or with other antihypertensive agents to manage high blood pressure.
Tourette syndrome: this medication is one of the first-line treatment options for this condition.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): this is a common medication that is sued to treat ADHD.
Opioid withdrawal: the activity of this medication can decrease the sympathetic nervous system activation surge that accompanies opiate withdrawal in patients who are trying to quite their addiction.
WHEN DO WE AVOID USING IT?
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS/TOXICITY?
ANYTHING ELSE TO KEEP IN MIND?
Page Updated: 09.03.2016