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Learn more about KAPVAY

What is KAPVAY?

What is KAPVAY?

KAPVAY is the brand name for clonidine and is available as an extended-release oral tablet.

What dosages is KAPVAY available in?

What dosages is KAPVAY available in?

KAPVAY is available as a 0.1 mg and 0.2 mg extended-release oral tablet.

What is KAPVAY used for?

What is KAPVAY used for?

KAPVAY is an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist used for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How does KAPVAY work?

How does KAPVAY work?

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 do I take KAPVAY?

How do I take KAPVAY?

KAPVAY is typically initiated with one 0.1 mg tablet by mouth at bedtime, and the daily dosage should be adjusted in increments of 0.1 mg/day at weekly intervals until the desired response is achieved. Doses should be taken twice a day up to a maximum of 0.2 mg twice a day.

Is it safe for me to take KAPVAY?

Is it safe for me to take KAPVAY?

KAPVAY is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

KAPVAY Common Side Effects

KAPVAY Common Side Effects

Common side effects of KAPVAY include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling irritable
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Aggression
  • Tremor or shakiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue
KAPVAY Serious Side Effects

KAPVAY Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with KAPVAY. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following. Serious allergic reactions: rash, hives, swelling of lips, face, or throat, difficulty breathing

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on KAPVAY

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on KAPVAY

The following medications may interact with KAPVAY:

  • Sedating Drugs – Clonidine may potentiate the CNS-depressive effects of alcohol, barbiturates or other sedating drugs
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants – May reduce the hypotensive effect of KAPVAY
  • Drugs Known to Affect Sinus Node Function or AV Nodal Conduction – Caution is warranted in patients receiving KAPVAY concomitantly with agents
  • known to affect sinus node function or AV nodal conduction (e.g., digitalis, calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers) due to a potential for additive effects
  • Use with other products containing clonidine – Do not use KAPVAY concomitantly with other products containing clonidine (e.g. Catapres).
  • Antihypertensive drugs – Use caution when coadministered with KAPVAY
Who makes KAPVAY?

Who makes KAPVAY?

Shionogi Pharma

Is KAPVAY safe in pregnancy?

Is KAPVAY safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if KAPVAY will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving KAPVAY, talk to your healthcare provider.


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