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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
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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 joe
June 7, 2014
joe wrote
0.5 mg clonidine causes strage taste in my mouth
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
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Clonidine
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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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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
Atenolol vs Clonidine
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
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My son has been kn Clonodine and has night terrors even sleep walk. I am consulting with his doc to wean off and start Melatonin. Its tough no matter what we do. Meds overall I hate.
jmwddd3945@gmail.com  |  June 11, 2014
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What patients are saying about Clonidine + Kapvay + ADHD

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him off of the clonidine before putting him on the Kapvay?...
I would hope and assume that she would wean him off of the clonidine before putting him on the Kapvay? I would be quite concerned about him taking the 2 meds at the same time. He may...
not change his personality and he has had no side effects...
...evening and .1 in the morning with our 3 1/2 year old for safety impulsivity issues as well as ADHD and it truly has been a miracle drug for my son. It did not change his personality and he has...
olds dr just switched him from clonidine to kapvay, and he...
My 9 yr olds dr just switched him from clonidine to kapvay, and he won't go to ...common side effect of Kapvay. If it persists then ...the use of the medicine. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/kapvay-s...
and more irritable, thus more aggressive, on clonidine...
...psychiatrist just gave us a starter kit today for my son to try it. clonidine and intuniv ...who typically get really sleepy and more irritable, thus more aggressive, on clonidine and intuniv....
is why we had started the Clonidine after school. We just...
...ADHD ...had started the Clonidine after school. We just started the Kapvay last ...other protein after school? Sometimes they just need to level out their blood sugars to stay on track. So...
is an awesome medicine for me. my bp has always been...
clonidine is an awesome medicine for me. my bp has always been normal except when I get angry or act impulsive. wikipidea clonodine (kapvay) , it is used for many off-label uses other...
meds) have long been used off-label for ADHD. I've found...
...and for tic disorders, is available in Canada. In the U.S. there's now a version marketed as Kapvay for ADHD (with FDA approval), but the other formulations (used as...
but generally, they are much better. The Kapvay also helps...
...ADHD. It is not as good as the Vyvanse at controlling his impulse issues, but it definitely helps. Lori, don't beat yourself up about giving your son meds, I tried that for awhile, but the ultima...
also been prescribed clonidine, which has worked miracles...
...I've also been prescribed clonidine, which has worked miracles for me. ...hear about your positive experience with clonidine (Brand names: Catapres, Kapvay, Nexiclon), which, as you probably...
His behavior/focus on Kapvay is pretty good, not nearly...
...son has been taking Kapvay (long acting ...worse as well. His behavior/focus on Kapvay is pretty good, not nearly as good as on a stimulant, but good enough. No side effects that we have...
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