- Basic Info
It is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
What is this medicine?CLONIDINE (KLOE ni deen) is used to treat attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- bleeding in the brain
- heart disease
- high or low blood pressure
- history of slow or irregular heartbeat
- kidney disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to clonidine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. You must gradually reduce the dose. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- certain medicines for seizures like phenobarbital
- certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
- certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
- medicines for sleep