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Clonidine vs. Kapvay for ADHD

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Clonidine

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Kapvay

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Other Names: Clonidine   Catapres   Clonodine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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Clonidine is a sympatholytic medication used to treat medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, some pain conditions, ADHD and anxiety/panic disorder. It is a direct-acting alpha-2 adrenergic receptor adrenergic agonist.Action as an imidazoline re... Read more on Wikipedia
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
Clonidine
it just helps you sleep
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
When I started on Clonidine I pretty much became narcoleptic for a period of a few hours about 1.5-2 hours after taking it. There were times I'd literally fall asleep standing up at work, my coworkers kept taking pictures of me, haha. It got better after a couple weeks, but it was tough to work my way through. I'm on 1mg AM, 1mg PM. I work overnights and loved the AM pill as it'd knock me right out and I'd sleep great! Been on about 6 months now and it doesn't affect me in that regard at
Mike  |  February 5, 2014
I had the same issue when withdrawing from my fentanyl patches. Discuss this concern with your doctor as I did. I had the dose reduced to .1 mg from .2 mg. I don't know what breaking in half will do. It's an immediate release pill so it might leech too much medicine in your system too fast like with many other meds. Once I got used to the .1, I went back up to .2 (I also have high blood pressure). It also works like a charm getting rid of the stinging in my feet due to a spinal injury. G
KJ  |  January 24, 2014
Clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you can become light headed. You probably have solved this, but if not try half and then have a few hours later.
Anonymous  |  January 6, 2014
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What patients are saying about Clonidine + Kapvay + ADHD

60 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
recently been successfully treated with Guanfancine (Tenex...
...treated for ADHD, OCD and has had issues with nail/cuticle pulling, hair twitching, lip biting, etc., - which has up till recently been successfully treated with Guanfancine (Tenex). It seems...
10 year old in your care is really struggling with his ADHD...
...with sugar. While some kids (ADHD or otherwise) are particularly sensitive to sugar and other substances, most kids with ADHD will still have difficulties even if these are removed from their...
he has shown some OCD-like behaviors since starting Adderall...
...meltdowns about the weirdest, small things. Today is his first day with the Kapvay. It's only 2:30 PM here, but he did settle down for nap/quiet time, which is good (he...
symptoms are worse. So he takes 27 mg of concerta daily...
...is sleep deprived his ADHD symptoms are worse. So he takes 27 mg of concerta daily and goes ...night, he takes 0.1 mg of clonidine about 1 ...before bed he takes 0.1 mg of Kapvay (extended re...
something we're going to try.My DS currently takes Vyvanse...
...ADHD and ODD. He was dx at 4 y/o and has been on meds since. Because of the ODD, we do not take weekend or summer breaks. Thankfully, he does not suffer a lot of the side effects some kids do. ...
Clonidine at night to help him fall asleep. It works really...
...son takes Adderall twice a day, and Clonidine at night to help him fall asleep. It works really well. He also takes Kapvay before lunch, which doesn't...
expensive. Did you use generic Clonidine and if so, how...
...been extremely helpful. Our insurance company will not cover Kapvay now. We have gone ...Did you use generic Clonidine and if ...side effects) and Kapvay has been a life saver. I look f...
My 9 year old has been on clonidine for 5 years to help him...
...old has been on clonidine for 5 years ...dr replaced his clonidine with kapvay .1mg ...this normal? Can I give him his clonidine with the kapvay? Should I ask to take hi...
My daughter has been on clonidine and Concerta for years....
...started taking Kapvay with Vyvanese anyone else? ...acting. My daughter has been on clonidine and Concerta for ...
called Kapvay - it has been a great addition to his...
...long acting version of clonidine called Kapvay - it has been a great addition to his...
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