THIS IS A BRAND MEDICATION
Brand name: Catapres (Spanish name, Catapresan)
Generic name: Clonidine hydrochloride
Why is Catapres prescribed? Catapres is prescribed for high blood pressure It is effective when used alone or with other high blood pressure medications. Doctors also prescribe Catapres for alcohol, nicotine, or benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal; migraine headaches; smoking cessation programs; Tourette's syndrome (tics and uncontrollable utterances); narcotic/methadone detoxification; premenstrual tension; and diabetic diarrhea.
Catapres may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.