Were you looking for information about Clonidine? Chlonadine is a common misspelling of clonidine.
Clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres®, Catapres-TTS®, Duraclon®, Kapvay™, Nexiclon® XR) is a prescription drug that comes in several different forms.
The tablets and skin patches (Catapres and Catapres-TTS) are approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. Long-acting tablets (Kapvay) are approved for treating attention deficit disorder. Long-acting tablets and liquid (Nexiclon XR) are approved for treating blood pressure. Another form of the medication (Duraclon) can be given by continuous epidural infusion (an "epidural") to treat severe cancer pain.
Side effects of this medicine will vary depending on the particular product, but may include dry mouth, low blood pressure, and fatigue.
(Click Clonidine to learn about the specific effects of this medicine, for information on how to use various clonidine products, and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting this drug. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on clonidine.)