Clonidine hydrochloride tablets are indicated in the treatment of hypertension. It has found new uses, including treatment of some types of neuropathic pain, opioid detoxification, sleep hyperhidrosis, anaesthetic use, and off-label, to counter the side effects of stimulant medications such as methylphenidate or amphetamine. It is becoming a more accepted treatment for insomnia, as well as for relief of menopausal symptoms. Clonidine(4205-91-8) is increasingly used in conjunction with stimulants to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Mark C. Houston. Clonidine hydrochloride: Review of pharmacologic and clinical aspects. Progress in cardiovascular disease. 1981 , 23 (5), 337-350.
Hazard Statements: H301-H330
Toxic if swallowed. Fatal if inhaled.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.