Central alpha agonists are used to treat hypertension, opioid dependence, alcohol addiction, menopause symptoms, ADHD, spasticity, and fibromyalgia. They work by lowering blood pressure, reducing hot flashes, and relieving withdrawal symptoms, and controlling impulsive behavior.

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Central Alpha Agonists
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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Central Alpha Agonists

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Catapres-Tts
(clonidine)
8
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CLONIDINE is used to treat high blood pressure.
Catapres
(clonidine)
8
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CLONIDINE is used to treat high blood pressure.
Zanaflex
(tizanidine)
19
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Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a central alpha agonist used to manage spasticity (unusual tightness, stiffness, or rigidity of muscles). Zanaflex also has a therapeutically equivalent generic, tizanidine.
Tenex
(guanfacine)
9
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GUANFACINE is used to treat high blood pressure.
Intuniv
(guanfacine er)
31
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GUANFACINE is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
methyldopa
13
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METHYLDOPA is used to treat high blood pressure.
Kapvay
(clonidine er)
149
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CLONIDINE is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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