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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Clonidine concentrations in plasma increased with increases in inzert over the dose range of 0. To avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up. Plasma clonidine concentrations in children and adolescents 0. In studies in juvenile rats, clonidine hydrochloride alone or in combination with methylphenidate had an effect on bone growth at clinically relevant doses and produced a slight delay in sexual maturation in males at 3 times the maximum recommended human dose MRHD for clonidine and methylphenidate.
Advise patients to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated. What should I do if I forget a dose? Effect on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate In patients that completed 5 weeks of treatment in a controlled, fixed-dose monotherapy study in pediatric patients, during the treatment period the maximum placebo-subtracted mean change in systolic blood pressure was Do not let anyone else take your medication.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Patients were randomly assigned to one of the following three treatment groups: Browse Drugs and Medicines.
Your doctor may ask you to check your pulse heart inert daily and will tell you how rapid it should be.
Continue to take clonidine even if you feel well. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure.
No embryotoxic or teratogenic effects were seen in rabbits administered oral clonidine hydrochloride during organogenesis at doses up to 3 times the MRHD. Akpvay KAPVAY slowly in patients with a history of hypotension, and those with underlying conditions that may be worsened by hypotension and bradycardia; e.
Know the medicines that you take. Caution patients against operating heavy equipment or driving until they know how they respond to treatment with KAPVAY.
Clonidine tablets Catapres are used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.
What side effects can this medication cause? Mean Baseline Score SD.
Clonidine: MedlinePlus Drug Information
Titrate KAPVAY slowly and monitor vital signs frequently in patients with cardiac conduction abnormalities or patients concomitantly treated with other sympatholytic drugs. Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and kapvaay people cannot consume them.
Table 9 Treatment Failure: Treatments were separated by one-week washout periods. These events exclude those already mentioned in 6.
Titrate slowly and monitor vital signs frequently. KAPVAY taken with alcohol or medicines that cause sleepiness or dizziness may make your sleepiness or dizziness worse.
Dosing should be kapay with one 0. Your doctor may prescribe a low-salt or low-sodium diet. The dose of KAPVAY, administered either as packwge or as adjunctive therapy to a psychostimulant, should be individualized according to the therapeutic needs and response of the patient. The maximum placebo-subtracted mean change in heart rate was Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually over 2 to days for the regular tablet and 3 to 7 days for the extended-release tablet.
May reduce the hypotensive effect of clonidine.
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Generic alternatives may be available. The following serious adverse reactions are described in greater detail elsewhere in labeling:. Other uses for this medicine What special precautions should I follow? The frequency of CNS depression may be higher in children than adults.
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication? The half-life increases up to 41 hours in patients with severe impairment of renal function. The tablet is usually taken two times a day at evenly spaced intervals.
Do not crush, chew, or break tablets because this will increase the rate of clonidine release. In patients who have a history of syncope or may have a condition that predisposes them to syncope, such as hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, bradycardia, or dehydration, advise patients to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated.
Patients should be instructed not to discontinue KAPVAY therapy without consulting their physician due to the potential risk of withdrawal effects. Keep all appointments with your doctor. Treatment Consult with a Certified Poison Control Center for up-to-date guidance and advice.