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What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Clonidine?

If you forget to take your dose, take the missed dose as soon as your remember. However, if it almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 

Storage Information

Clonidine products should be stored at room temperature, protected from light, heat, and moisture. Be sure to keep this medication out of the reach of children.
 

Generic Availability

Some forms of clonidine are available in generic form.
 
(Click Generic Catapres, Generic Catapres-TTS, or Generic Duraclon for more information.)
 

Who Makes This Drug?

Brand-name Catapres and Catapres-TTS are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Brand-name Duraclon is made by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic versions of clonidine are made by various manufacturers.
 

Clonidine Strengths

Clonidine patches (available in brand-name and generic form) come in the following strengths:
 
  • Clonidine transdermal system, 0.1 mg per day
  • Clonidine transdermal system, 0.2 mg per day
  • Clonidine transdermal system, 0.3 mg per day.
      
Clonidine immediate-release tablets (available in brand-name and generic form) come in the following strengths:
 
  • Clonidine 0.1 mg
  • Clonidine 0.2 mg
  • Clonidine 0.3 mg.
     
Clonidine extended-release tablets (Kapvay, available in brand-name form only) for ADHD treatment are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Kapvay 0.1 mg
  • Kapvay 0.2 mg.
     
Clonidine extended-release tablets and oral suspension (Nexiclon XR, available in brand-name form only) for high blood pressure treatment 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).
     
Clonidine epidural infusion (available in brand-name form only) comes in the following strengths:
 
  • Duraclon 100 mcg per mL (10 mL vials)
  • Duraclon 500 mcg per mL (10 mL vials). 
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