Clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres®, Catapres-TTS®, Duraclon®, Kapvay™, Nexiclon® XR) is a medication approved for several uses. It is available by prescription only and comes in several different forms, including both immediate-release and extended-release tablets.
As immediate-release tablets, clonidine is available in both brand-name and generic form. The tablets come in the following strengths:
- Clonidine 0.1 mg
- Clonidine 0.2 mg
- Clonidine 0.3 mg.
Clonidine extended-release tablets are available under two different brand-names, Kapvay and Nexiclon XR. Kapvay (available in brand-name form only) is approved for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment and is available in the following strengths:
- Kapvay 0.1 mg
- Kapvay 0.2 mg.
Nexiclon XR (available in brand-name form only) is approved for high blood pressure treatment and is available in the following strengths:
- Nexiclon XR 0.17 mg tablets
- Nexiclon XR 0.26 mg tablets
- Nexiclon XR 0.09 mg per mL oral suspension (liquid).
(Click Clonidine for more information on when and how to take clonidine, to find out what side effects to look out for during treatment, and to learn about the warnings associated with this medicine.)