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Is clonidine typically used for very high blood pressure or can it be used for stage 1 hypertension, as well?

Anti-hypertensive. It can be but usually not recommended or used for stage i hypertension. Typically betablocker, acei or arb, thiazide diuretics, or calcium channel blockers are recommended used as first line agents. Read more...

Is clonidine used to treat ADHD or high blood pressure?

Good for both . Clonidine initially was used for high blood pressure. Now we use it for adhd, tourette's, addiction, aggression, tics, insomnia as well as high blood pressure or tachycardia, particularly in adhd patients. Read more...
Yes to both. Clonidine is an old medication used initially to lower high blood pressure. It also is helpful in reducing motor and vocal tics and recently was fda endorsed for treating adhd--something for which clinicians have routinely been using it for well over 20 years. The form the fda approved is called kapvay, a twice-a-day sustained-release version. Read more...