Clonidine (Catapres) belongs to a class of medications known as anti-hypertensive medications.
It is used for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure).
It can be used in children for a condition known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Clonidine may also be used in combination with other pain medication for treating certain kinds of pain.
It is available as a tablet, as a patch applied to the skin or your pharmacist may be able to make a liquid.