Clonidine lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels to relax and your heart to beat more slowly and easily.
Clonidine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
The Kapvay brand is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Clonidine is sometimes given with other medications.
Clonidine is also available as a transdermal patch worn on the skin. Do not use two forms of this medicine at the same time.