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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Monitor blood pressure and heart rate, and adjust dosages accordingly in patients treated concomitantly with antihypertensives or other drugs that can reduce blood pressure or heart rate or increase the risk of syncope.

Continue to take clonidine even if you feel well. Consider the potential for additive sedative effects with CNS depressant drugs. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it.

Clonidine stimulates alpha 2 -adrenergic receptors in the brain. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your kapvayy immediately or get emergency medical treatment: For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take two doses at the same time.

Increased resorptions were not associated with treatment at the same or at higher dose levels up to 3 times the MRHD when treatment of the dams was restricted to gestation days History of a hypersensitivity reaction to clonidine. May worsen sinus node dysfunction and atrioventricular AV block, especially in patients taking other sympatholytic drugs.

The dosage of KAPVAY must be adjusted according to the degree of impairment, and patients should be carefully monitored.

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Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. All patients were initiated at 0. Doses should be taken twice a day, with either an equal or higher split dosage kapvxy given at bedtime see Table 1. The following is the structural formula: Titrate KAPVAY slowly and monitor vital signs frequently in patients with cardiac conduction abnormalities or patients concomitantly treated with other sympatholytic drugs.


Other uses for this medicine. General information about the safe and effective use of KAPVAY Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet.

Avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated.

Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Avoid concomitant use of drugs with additive effects unless clinically indicated. Kqpvay special precautions should I follow? Clonidine pronounced as kloe’ ni deen.

Reactions have included generalized rash, urticaria, angioedema.

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Swallow the extended-release tablets whole; do not split, chew or crush them. 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.

Pwckage doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program.

Innsert your doctor or pharmacist to teach you how to take your pulse. Clonidine hydrochloride is present in human milk. Drugs that affect sinus node function or AV node conduction e.

Do not crush, chew, or break tablets because this will increase the rate of clonidine release. The study consisted of a week, open-label phase 4 weeks of dose optimization and 6 weeks of dose maintenancea week double-blind phase, and a 4-week taper-down and follow-up phase.


Clonidine comes as a tablet and an extended-release long-acting tablet to take by mouth. Following oral administration of an immediate release formulation, plasma clonidine concentration peaks in approximately 3 to 5 hours and the plasma half-life ranges from 12 to 16 hours. Allergic Reactions Advise patients to discontinue KAPVAY and seek immediate medical attention if any signs or symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction occur, such as generalized rash, urticaria, or angioedema [see Warnings and Precautions 5.

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Mean concentration-time data from the 3 treatments are shown in Table 7 and Figure 1.

It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies. The following is the structural formula:. Caution patients against operating heavy equipment or driving until they know how they respond to treatment with KAPVAY.

Plasma clonidine concentrations in children and adolescents 0. In patients who develop an allergic reaction from clonidine transdermal system, substitution of oral KAPVAY may also elicit an allergic reaction including kapvsy rash, urticaria, or angioedema.