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What is experience with catapres (clonidine)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Catapres (clonidine): Also called clonidine, is an antihypertensive medication, used in our field (psychiatry) for youngsters as substitute or add-on to medications used for treating attention deficit disorder, and also for conduct disorder with poor impulse control.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Clonidine/ catapres: Clonidine is FDA approved for treatment of hypertension. It has been used off label to treat ADHD, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, opioid & alcohol withdrawal,restless leg syndrome, migraine headaches, nicotine dependence,Tourette's Syndrome, hot sweats & pain related to cancer.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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