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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Information is also available online at https: May worsen sinus node dysfunction and atrioventricular AV block, especially in patients taking other sympatholytic drugs. Study 1 Pafkage was a short-term, multi-center, lapvay, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of two fixed doses 0.
The inactive ingredients are sodium lauryl sulfate, lactose monohydrate, hypromellose typepartially pregelatinized starch, colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a akpvay medicine. Clonidine hydrochloride is an imidazoline derivative and exists as a mesomeric compound.
Clonidine tablets Catapres are used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor may start you on a low dose of clonidine and gradually increase your dose, not more than once every week.
This Patient Information leaflet does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. Do not take two doses at the same time. Why is this medication prescribed? The half-life increases up to 41 hours in patients with severe impairment of renal function. In patients who have developed localized contact sensitization to clonidine transdermal system, continuation of clonidine transdermal system or substitution of oral KAPVAY therapy may be associated with the development of a generalized skin rash.
Clonidine treats high blood pressure by decreasing your heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. In adults with hypertension, sudden cessation of treatment with immediate-release clonidine has, in some cases, resulted in symptoms such as nervousness, agitation, headache, and tremor accompanied or followed by a rapid rise in blood pressure and elevated catecholamine concentrations in the plasma.
Keep all appointments with your doctor. Dosing should be initiated with one 0. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients. Double-Blind Full Analysis Set.
The following is the structural formula:. Symptoms of overdose may include the following: The following have been reported with other oral immediate release formulations of clonidine:. The chemical name is 2- 2,6-dichlorophenylamino imidazoline hydrochloride.
Measure heart rate and blood pressure prior to initiation of therapy, kapvqy dose increases, and periodically while on therapy. No embryotoxic or teratogenic effects were seen in rabbits administered oral clonidine hydrochloride during organogenesis at doses up to 3 times the MRHD. The product samples shown here have been supplied by the manufacturer and reproduced in full color by PDR as a quick-reference identification aid.
For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The maximum placebo-subtracted mean change in heart rate was Take clonidine at around the same times every kapvsy. Plasma clonidine concentrations in children and adolescents 0. Advise patients to avoid use with alcohol.
Do not drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy or dizzy while taking KAPVAY until you talk with your doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to teach you how to lapvay your pulse.
High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body.
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. Food had no effect on plasma concentrations, bioavailability, or elimination half-life. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines, if you are not sure if your medicine is listed above. In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at Patients were maintained at their dose for a minimum of 2 weeks before being gradually tapered down to 0.
Caution patients against operating heavy equipment or driving until they know how they respond to treatment with KAPVAY. Signs and symptoms of overdose generally occur within 30 minutes to two hours after exposure.
Brand names Brand names of combination products. Somnolence and sedation were commonly reported adverse reactions in clinical studies.
Clonidine: MedlinePlus Drug Information
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Take twice a day, with either an equal or higher split dosage being given at bedtime, as depicted below 2. 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.
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