Clonidine Hydrochloride medicine is a dichlorobenzene and a hydrochloride salt form of clonidine, a derivative of imidazoline and centrally-acting alpha-adrenergic agonist. It shows an antihypertensive activity. This component binds to and stimulates central alpha-2 adrenergic receptors so as to reduce the sympathetic outflow to the heart, kidneys, and peripheral vasculature. It is used as the main active ingredient in medicines to treat ADHD.
Class of Drugs – Central Alpha Agonists
Molecular Formula – C9H10Cl3N3
Molecular Weight - 266.6 g/mol
Working: This given medication Clonidine Hydrochloride belongs to a class of drugs known as centrally acting alpha-agonists. It is an extended-release tablet that works to reduce symptoms of ADHD. The exact mechanism of action is not known. But It affects the part of the brain that helps regulate behavior, attention, and how to express emotion.
Uses: Mentioned central alpha agonists is indicated alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure hypertension). It also treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, drug withdrawal, menopausal flushing, diarrhea, and certain pain conditions.
Clonidine Hydrochloride helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medicine relaxes the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used in popular medicines as mentioned below:
- Catapres: 0.1. mg
- Kapvay: 0.1 mg
- Catapres-TTS: 0.1 mg
- Clonidine ER: 0.1 mg
Maintain a healthy diet and perform exercise regularly while treating with this medicine.