Clonidine hydrochloride is a prescription medication that comes in a few different forms and is approved for a few different uses. Clonidine products include:
*Clonidine immediate-release tablets (Catapres), approved for treating high blood pressure
*Clonidine patches (Catapres-TTS), approved for treating high blood pressure
*Clonidine extended-release tablets (Kapvay), approved to treat attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
*Clonidine extended-release tablets and liquid (Nexiclon XR), approved to treat high blood pressure
*Clonidine epidural infusion (Duraclon), approved for treating severe cancer pain.
Klonopin (clonazepam) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following conditions:
Epileptic seizures, particularly the following types of seizures:
*Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy)
*Akinetic seizures (also known as atonic seizures), which are characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone, causing "drop attacks"
* Myoclonic seizures, which are characterized by sudden, brief muscle jerks
*Absence seizures, which are characterized by brief periods of decreased awareness or "spacing out."
Both meds are different & used for the above prescriptions, take care.
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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