Wrong about clonidine is -

Wrong about clonidine is -
a) Alpha 2 receptor agonist
b) First line for AMID
c) Sudden withdrawal causes rebound hypertension
d) Controls loose motions due to diabetic neuropathy
Correct Answer - B
Ans. is ‘b’ i.e., First line for ADHD

  • Behavioural therapy is the first line therapy for the treatment of
    ADHD. The first line drug for ADHD is Methylpheni date.
  • Clonidine is a partial agonist with high affinity and high intrinsic
    activity at α2 receptors.
    Sudden withdrawal of clonidine may cause life threatening
    hypertensive crisis.
  • Clonidine is used to control loose motions due to diabetic
    neuropathy. It may be acting by α2 receptor mediated enhancement
    of salt absorption in gut mucosa.