- for HTN; 
- central alpha agonist, 
- similar to clonidine; 
- Adult: 
- begin 4mg PO bid, increase by 4mg/day increments at 1 week intervals up to 32mg bid as needed; 
- sedation, dry mouth, dizziness, HA, all are common; 
Peds: >12 yrs: 0.5-4 mg/day initially; increase by increments of 0.5-2.0 mg/day at 1 week intervals up to 24 mg/day divided bid

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 16, 2011 3:13 pm