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Available by prescription only, clonidine ER is approved for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This medication can be used alone or in combination with stimulants to help treat ADHD symptoms in children and adolescents. The drug comes in the form of an extended-release tablet and is taken once or twice daily. Possible side effects include irritability, drowsiness, and fatigue.
What Is Clonidine ER?Clonidine ER (Kapvay™) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. Unlike many other ADHD treatments, this medication is not a stimulant and is not a controlled substance. Clonidine ER is the first ADHD medication approved for use in combination with stimulants, although it can be used alone as well.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, clonidine ER can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
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