Easy to read FDA package insert, drug facts, dosage and administration, and adverse effects for Kapvay (clonidine). Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.: KAPVAY (clonidine hydrochloride) extended- release is indicated for the treatment of attention deficit. The following text is taken verbatim from the Kapvay package insert: “The dose of Kapvay [ER clonidine], administered either as monotherapy or as adjunctive.

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How should this medicine be used? If you suddenly stop taking clonidine, it can cause a rapid rise in your blood pressure and symptoms such as nervousness, headache, and uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body. Clonidine may help to control your condition but will not cure it. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects unsert.

The mechanism of action of clonidine in ADHD is not known. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Low blood pressure and low heart rate. Information is also available online at https: Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet.

Instruct patients to use caution when driving a car or operating hazardous machinery until they know how they will respond inserh treatment with KAPVAY. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication. This is more common when you first start taking clonidine.

Titrate slowly and monitor vital signs frequently. Damage to these organs may kapvzy heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. To relieve dry mouth caused by clonidine, chew gum or suck sugarless hard candy. What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication? Doses should be taken twice a day, with either an equal or higher split dosage being given at bedtime see Table 1.


It is important to keep all medication out of sight and reach of children as many containers such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers are not child-resistant and young children can open them easily.

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Advise patients to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated. Inset, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Clonidine may cause side effects.

These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using packaye in moderation. The half-life increases up to 41 hours in patients with severe impairment of renal function. No embryotoxic or teratogenic effects were seen in rabbits administered oral clonidine hydrochloride during organogenesis at doses up to 3 times the MRHD. In animal embryofetal studies, increased resorptions were seen in rats and mice administered oral clonidine hydrochloride from implantation through organogenesis at 10 and 5 times, respectively, the maximum recommended human dose MRHD.


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The following is the structural formula:. While every effort has been made to assure accurate reproduction, please remember that any visual identification should be considered preliminary. When initiating treatment, provide dosage escalation instructions [see Dosage and Administration 2. Clonidine extended-release long-acting tablets Kapvay are used alone or in combination with other medications as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age in children.

A total of 73 patients experienced treatment failure in the double-blind phase: Your doctor may packae you on a low dose of clonidine and gradually increase your dose, not more than once every week. Monitor patients carefully for hypotension and bradycardia, and titrate to higher doses cautiously. The product samples shown here have been supplied by the manufacturer and reproduced in full color by Insret as a quick-reference identification aid.


Double-Blind Full Analysis Set. The maximum placebo-subtracted mean change in heart rate nisert Clonidine inseert Catapres are used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.

The dosage of KAPVAY must be adjusted according to the degree of impairment, packagee patients should be carefully monitored. Keep all appointments with your doctor.

History of a hypersensitivity reaction to clonidine. Do not drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy or dizzy while taking KAPVAY until you talk with your doctor.

Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Patients had been treated with a psychostimulant methylphenidate or amphetamine for four weeks with inadequate response. Your doctor may prescribe a low-salt or low-sodium diet.

Mean kapvaj data from the 3 treatments are shown in Table 7 and Figure 1. Do not take two doses at the same time. These effects were accompanied by a decrease in body weight gain in treated animals during the treatment period but the effect was reversed at the end of the recovery period.

Before taking clonidine, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to clonidine, any of its ingredients, clonidine patches, or any other medications. Take clonidine exactly as directed. Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.