During the study he received 30 mg of Ritalin on school days for his hyperactivity, and 10 mg of Catapres
at night to assist with his sleep difficulties.
) or guanabenz (Wytensin) may produce severe dryness' of the mouth, constipation or drowsiness.
Drug Brand Names Aripiprazole * Ability Guanfacine * Intuniv.Tenex Atomoxetine * Strattera Lithium * Eskalith, Lithobid Clonidine * Catapres
Methylphenidate * Concerta, Divalproex sodium * Ritalin Depakote, Depakote ER Risperidone * Risperdal Bottom Line
Some commonly prescribed drugs in this class include alpha methyldopa (Aldomet), clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres
), guanabenz acetate (Wytensin) and guanfacine hydrochloride (Tenex).
ACE inhibitors (Catapres
, Aldomet) depelete CoQlO, B6, B1, and zinc.
The patient reported taking the following medications: Aciphex 20 mg as needed for acid reflux; Aspirin 81 mg; Benadryl 50 mg; Catapres
.2 mg for hypertension; during hemodialysis, Epogen 2200 units IV, Fosrenol 1000 mg, Heparin 6000 units IV; Lisinopril 10 mg and Minoxidil 10 mg for hypertension; Mobic 7.5 mg to prevent bone disease; Nephro-Vite one tablet daily; Normodyne 200 mg 2x/day; Sensipar 60 mg for hyperparathyroidism in dialysis patients; Venofer 50 mg IV 1x/week; and Zemplar 7 mcg IV to prevent secondary hyperparathyroidism.
[alpha]-Agonists such as clonidine (Catapres
) were the most commonly prescribed insomnia medications for children with ADHD (81%).
After the first dramatic success, I began keeping tally and was shocked when the series accrued with no failures, having obtained mediocre results in numerous trials with clonidine (Catapres
) and guanfacine (Tenex).
Evidence supports the nonhormonal treatment of menopausal hot flashes with paroxetine (Paxil), clonidine (Catapres
), gabapentin (Neurontin), and soy isoflavone extract.
) may be useful in treating very hyperactive or very aggressive patients, but it may take several weeks for the drug to take effect and it does not improve inattention symptoms.
Consider adding clonidine (Catapres
) either orally (0.05 mg or 0.1 mg b.i.d.
Multiple drugs including morphine sulfate, oxycodone, midazolam (Versed), propranolol (Inderal), donidine (Catapres
), chlorpromazine, bromocriptine, dantrolene (Dantrium), atenolol, and labetalol (Normadyne) have shown effectiveness in treating storming (Baguley et al., 1999; Boeve et al., 1998; Bullard, 1987; Cartlidge & Shaw, 1981; Do, Sheen, & Brumfield, 2000; Hackl et al., 1991; Horntagl et al., 1980; Klug et al., 1984; Neil-Dwyer, Cruickshank, & Doshi, 1990; Pranzatelli et al., 1991; Rosner, Newsome & Becker, 1984; Rossitich & Bullard, 1988; Russo & O'Flaherty, 2000; Strum, 2002; Thorley, Wertsch, & Klingbeil, 2001); see Table 2.