cloNIDine 0.1 MG Tab UD (Catapres O.1 MG)

cloNIDine 0.1 MG Tab UD (Catapres O.1 MG)

Not to be used in hypertensive urgencies and emergencies. Maximum formulary limit of seven days. NON-Formulary; 1. For use in opiate detoxification only, non-formulary request may be submitted after detox protocol nitiated. Oral test dose followed by clonidine patch is preferred protocol mechanism. 2. Dose taper over 2 to 4 days for arriving inmates taking greater than 1 mg per day. Refer to clonidine withdrawal guidance, particularly for patients on concomitant beta blocker therapy. Non-formulary request may be submitted after taper initiated. 3. Use in clozapine induced hypersalivation (CIH) after failure or contraindication to benztropine, amitriptyline, and alpha blocker. NOTE: Including combination therapy with benztropine and an alpha blocker for 12 weeks. 4. Use in Tourette’s Syndrome. 5. Use in Hypertensive Urgency/Emergency poses more risk than benefit. Refer to 2006 P&T minutes for guidance.

Dr. M Blatstein

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