What is Kapvay prescribed for?
This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, social, and other treatments.
What is the generic name for Kapvay?
Teva’s generic of Kapvay® Extended-Release Tablets: Clonidine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets.
Is Kapvay the same as clonidine?
Kapvay (Generic Name: clonidine hydrochloride) is an alpha agonist medication primarily used to treat hypertension.
What type of drug is Kapvay?
Clonidine ER (Kapvay) is an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist. It works on certain receptors in the brain. It is not clear how this medication works to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
How does Kapvay work for ADHD?
Kapvay works by stimulating alpha-2 receptors in the brain. This may reduce hyperactivity symptoms by acting on parts of the brain that control emotion, attention and behavior. However the exact mechanism in treating ADHD is not known. The FDA approved Kapvay for pediatric patients aged 6–17 years in September 2010.
Does Kapvay help with anxiety?
Catapres (clonidine hydrochloride) decreases anxiety attacks and psychiatric symptoms—as such, it is often prescribed for panic disorder and/or other mental health conditions.
How do I switch from clonidine to Kapvay?
Reduce clonidine to 0.025 mg twice daily at 0800h and 1400h and keep clonidine 0.1 mg at bedtime (total dose of 0.15 mg/day). After three days, reduce clonidine to 0.025 mg twice daily at 0800h and 1400h, and 0.05 mg at bedtime (total dose of 0.1 mg/day).
Is Kapvay a stimulant?
Kapvay is a prescription medicine supplied as an extended-release tablet and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Your doctor may prescribe Kapvay alone or together with certain other ADHD medicines. Kapvay is not a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant.
How long does it take for Kapvay to work?
How long does it take for clonidine to work? It may take four to eight weeks to get the maximum benefit once the right dose is determined. However, improvements in some symptoms may occur sooner. Your health care provider may also need to adjust gradually the dose to find the dose that works best for you.