An anti-hypertensive drug that shows some promise in helping people wean themselves from substance dependence.
An alpha-2-adrenergic agonist typically used as an antihypertensive agent, but also used as a pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved clonidine as a smoking cessation aid.
A medication for high blood pressure, it has been found to be effective in treating ADHD and although not approved by the FDA for this use, is commonly prescribed by physicans for ADHD.
an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
drug, ordinarily used for treating high blood pressure that reduces the distress of narcotic withdrawal. Brand name is Catapres” ( Levinthal, 109).
A prescription medication (Catapres; generic available) primarily used to lower blood pressure. It has also been shown in research studies to help smokers quit smoking. Not approved by the FDA for smoking cessation.
This Alpha2-agonist drug was originally developed as an antihypertensive medicine, and is used in opiate detoxification programs. Its commercial name is Catapresan.
An anti-hypertensive (used for high blood pressure) medication sometimes used for GTS tics. Includes the Catepres TTS patches.
A high blood pressure medication used in treatment of TS. It can be helpful in controlling tics and ADHD symptoms.
A drug used to treat high blood pressure in adults. Presumed to cause growth hormone release by stimulating nerve cells in the brain. Sometimes used during Stim tests.
Clonidine is a direct-acting adrenergic agonist prescribed historically as an anti-hypertensive agent. It has found new uses, including treatment of some types of neuropathic pain, opioid detoxification, sleep hyperhydrosis, and, off-label, to counter the side effects of stimulant medications such as methylphenidate or Adderall. It is becoming a more accepted treatment for insomnia because clonidine is less addictive than most prescription sleep aids.