Another Cochrane Review looked at the effectiveness of clonidine (Catapres
) on smoking cessation.
Another Cochrane Review (22) looked at the effectiveness of clonidine (Catapres
) on smoking cessation.
One drug, clonidine (Catapres
), reduces both hot flashes and high blood pressure, but it is not a first-line treatment for either condition because of side effects, which may include dry mouth, headache, drowsiness, loss of appetite and constipation.
Alpha agonists such as clonidine (Catapres
) were the most commonly prescribed insomnia medication for children with ADHD (81%).
Topping the list of most frequently prescribed medications were the [alpha]-agonist clonidine (Catapres
) and antidepressant trazodone (Desyrel).
Studies on the antidepressants fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil) and venlafaxine (Effexor); the anti-seizure medication gabapentin (Neurontin); and the anti-hypertensives clonidine (Catapres
) and methyldopa (Aldoril), find these medications significantly reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.
When necessary, moderate to severe tics can be controlled with medications such as Haldol, Catapres
He was receiving 10 mg of dexamphetamine throughout the day to stem his hyperactivity and 5 mg of Catapres
at night to assist with sleep.
There are other effective treatments for hot flashes, such as the blood pressure drug clonidine (Catapres
) and the antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor), which also could help the mood swings some women experience.
) terazosin (Hytrin) Diuretics: Cause water loss, which Thiazide Diuretics: reduces workload on the bendroflumethiazide (Naturetin) heart.
The patch is a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Catapres
TTS, which is indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
Weill Comell Center, Columbia Presbyterian Center, Ask NOAH About: Mental Health: Factsheet: Clonidine (Catapres
) & Guanfacine (Tenex), at http://www.noah-health.org/english/illness/mentalhealth/cornell/medications/ clonodine.html (last visited Apr.
Antihypertensives (with central nervous system effects) -- Aldomet, Wytensin, Tenex, Catapres
, Ismelin, Hylorel, reserpine, Inderal, Corgard, Tenormin, Blocadren, Lopressor, Visken, Normodyne/Trandate, Sectral, Levatol, Cartol, Isoptin/Calan/Verelan, Kerlone
Another older drug, clonidine (Catapres
), also became unpopular because of these side effects.
Nerve Blockers Generic Name Trade Name rauwolfia derivatives Reserpine guanethidine Ismelin guanadrel Hylorel alpha methyldopa Aldomlet clonidine Catapres
guanabenz Wytensin prazosin Minipress terazosin Hytrin Beta Blockers propranolol Inderal metoprolol Lopressor nadolol Corgard atenolol Tenormin timolol Blocadren pindolol Visken acebutolol Sectral labetolol Normodyne or Trandate Blood Vessel Dilators hydralazine, Apresoline minoxidil Loniten(**) Hormone inhibitors captopril Capoten enalapril Vasotec lisinopril Prinivel or Zestril Calcium Channel Blockers nifedipine Procardia verapamil Isoptin or Calan diltiazem Cardizem nicardipine Cardene (*) Many combinations of these drugs are available--usually with a diuretic.