Clonidine is a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and high blood pressure (hypertension). This prescription drug regulates behavior by working in the part of the brain that governs attention and emotion. Clonidine belongs to a class of drugs called centrally acting alpha-agonists.
As a long-term medication, Clonidine should be taken as prescribed.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other important information:
Common side effects of Clonidine:
Seek medical help if you experience any of these side effects:
What is Clonidine used for?
Clonidine is used for controlling blood pressure or treating symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works in the brain and alters certain nerve impulses, resulting in the blood vessels relaxing. It also increases attention and decreases restlessness by targeting parts of the brain that regulate attention and emotion.
How do I prevent an overdose of Clonidine?
For dosage requirements, follow your doctor’s instructions. As little as 0.1 milligrams can produce signs of toxicity in children. Symptoms of overdose typically occur within 30 minutes to two hours after taking Clonidine. Contact medical help if you are displaying signs of an overdose.