New Drug May Help ADHD Children with Irritability

A revamped version of a hypertension drug may help children with attention deficit disorder.

Friday January 16th - 12:13pm

Doctors are running tests on a modified version of the popular hypertension medication, Clonidine, to see how it affects children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD). The new version of the drug, named Clonicel, is designed specifically to treat ADHD and is typically prescribed along with a stimulant.

Because Clonicel specifically targets the body’s stress receptors it has a positive effect on a child’s general anxiety level. Clinical studies have shown the medication to reduce symptoms associated with ADHD in children, particularly irritability, emotional outbursts, mood swings, and insomnia.

Reported side effects were generally mild to moderate and no serious adverse effects were reported in the study.

Read more about Clonicel and the subjects of the study.

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