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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.