Generic name: clonidine (oral)
Drug class: Antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting
Medically reviewed by A Ras MD.
Recommended Peds Dosing
- Dosage forms: ER TAB: 0.1 mg
- [6-17 yo]
- Dose: 0.1-0.4 mg/day PO divided qd-bid; Start: 0.1 mg PO qhs, may incr. by 0.1 mg/day qwk; Max: 0.4 mg/day; Info: for monotherapy or adjunct tx; divide doses bid if >0.2 mg/day, and give either equal or higher split dose at bedtime; do not cut/crush/chew tab; taper dose by no more than 0.1 mg/day q3-7 days to D/C
- renal impairment: consider decr. start dose, titrate slowly
- HD: consider decr. start dose, titrate slowly; no supplement after dialysis; PD: consider decr. start dose, titrate slowly; no supplement
- [not defined]
SRC: NLM .