Is clonidine extended-release (Kapvay) used to treat pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Sep 09, 2021
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Clonidine extended-release (Kapvay) was approved for children with ADHD in September 2010. The immediate-release clonidine has been used off-label for ADHD; however, sedation was a drawback. The extended-release product provides less fluctuation of serum levels and may be better tolerated.


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