Clonidine ER Drug Information
If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a healthcare provider may prescribe clonidine ER (KapvayTM). Specifically, this drug is approved for treating ADHD symptoms in children and adolescents age 6 to 17 years old.
This medication comes in the form of an extended-release tablet and is taken once or twice a day. Fatigue, irritability, and drowsiness are some of the possible side effects of this drug.
It's important to review this drug's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment with clonidine ER. This medicine may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if your child has any other medical conditions (such as low blood pressure, a slow heart rate, or any allergies) or if your child is taking any other types of medicine (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
(For more information on this drug, click Clonidine ER. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining the clinical studies performed on this medication, what to expect while taking it, and what your healthcare provider needs to know before prescribing it.)