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Amlodipine vs. Clonidine for High Blood Pressure

Amlodipine

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Other Names: Norvasc

Clonidine

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Amlodipine (as besylate, mesylate or maleate) is a long-acting calcium channel blocker (dihydropyridine (DHP) class) used as an anti-hypertensive and in the treatment of Angina pectoris. Like other calcium channel blockers, amlodipine acts by relaxing th... Read more on Wikipedia
Clonidine is a sympatholytic medication used to treat medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, some pain conditions, ADHD and anxiety/panic disorder. It is a direct-acting alpha-2 adrenergic receptor adrenergic agonist.Action as an imidazoline re... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Kofi
June 22, 2014
Kofi wrote
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By joe
June 7, 2014
joe wrote
0.5 mg clonidine causes strage taste in my mouth
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By Amlodipine disaster
April 3, 2014
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Side effects and withdrawal from Amlodipine.
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By Lisa
April 2, 2014
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By Lenoranne
January 17, 2014
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Amlodipine side effects for me were extreme fatigue and muscle weakness. Burning sensation throughout my whole body, pins and needles all over. I didn't sweat the small stuff like constipation and gas, vertigo, sore joints and insomnia at first. Took it for 2 yrs because my doctor had also prescribed Buspar for anxiety. When I got horribly sick and I wanted to take myself off, she said if I did she wouldn't treat me anymore. Went to some one else, took myself off the Buspar but continued Amlodi
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
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no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
When I started on Clonidine I pretty much became narcoleptic for a period of a few hours about 1.5-2 hours after taking it. There were times I'd literally fall asleep standing up at work, my coworkers kept taking pictures of me, haha. It got better after a couple weeks, but it was tough to work my way through. I'm on 1mg AM, 1mg PM. I work overnights and loved the AM pill as it'd knock me right out and I'd sleep great! Been on about 6 months now and it doesn't affect me in that regard at
Mike  |  February 5, 2014
I had the same issue when withdrawing from my fentanyl patches. Discuss this concern with your doctor as I did. I had the dose reduced to .1 mg from .2 mg. I don't know what breaking in half will do. It's an immediate release pill so it might leech too much medicine in your system too fast like with many other meds. Once I got used to the .1, I went back up to .2 (I also have high blood pressure). It also works like a charm getting rid of the stinging in my feet due to a spinal injury. G
KJ  |  January 24, 2014
Clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you can become light headed. You probably have solved this, but if not try half and then have a few hours later.
Anonymous  |  January 6, 2014
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By danny
November 4, 2013
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Atenolol vs Clonidine
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
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My son has been kn Clonodine and has night terrors even sleep walk. I am consulting with his doc to wean off and start Melatonin. Its tough no matter what we do. Meds overall I hate.
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August 29, 2013
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Diovan doses needed
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What patients are saying about Amlodipine vs. Clonidine

94 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to continue as usual Will -S amlodipine reduce his...
...Amlodepine 10 mg.and Clonidine 150 mcg twice He had Mild ectasia in coronoray angiography. Internist changed his drugs from AS amlodipine was causing edema,his ...usual Will -S amlodipine reduce...
me fall asleep. I was on amlodipine for about a week but...
...was on clondine, apparently this was the ...me fall asleep. I was on amlodipine for about a w...
the docs put me on 10mg Amlodipine and 50mg Metoprolol...
...kidney transplant, the docs put me on 10mg Amlodipine and 50mg Metoprolol and took me off Clonidine. The Metoprolol really lowers your ...ended up with 10mg Amlodipine, 12.5mg Metoprolol and .0...
me want to sleep constantly and making my muscles very weak...
...off both the .5 Amlodipine and .1 Clonidine combo. ...very confident that the Amlodipine alone was the culprit in making me want to sleep constantly and making my muscles very weak. I hope you ...
with amlodipine and I have experienced horrible side effects...
...on sixth day of this along with amlodipine and I have experienced horrible side effects from both. swelling, fatigue, just feel awful - and ...so they gave me these 2 (amlodipine/lisinopril). ...
amlodipine and I still am having BP problems..... seems...
...do understand that stubbone BP      I take atenolol,  lisinopril, cozaar, clonidine, amlodipine and I still am having BP problems..... seems like its always around 150/100.....  but   hey...
clonidine gradually and put me on amlodipine. My heart rate...
...the 50's. The doctor put me on clonidine along with Lisinopril ...an appointment with him. When I did see the specialist, he took me off clonidine gradually and put me on amlodipine. My heart ra...
on 1 Amlodipine (generic norvasc), 4 Clonidine, and 1 water...
I'm on 1 Amlodipine (generic norvasc), 4 Clonidine, and 1 water pill Hydro...something ...need to add 2 more Clonidine a day in the middle...
was 123/79. I also take Amlodipine 5mg 2x daily with it....
...med before any others. They put me on Clonidine 0.15 mg 2x daily it ...was 123/79. I also take Amlodipine 5mg 2x daily with it. ...to them. This new one Clonidine was rough at first. I...
would you try something like clonidine since the amlodipine...
...don't see this ad. (About Ads) The patient is an African American and has already tried amlodipine, but his BP was not ...Or would you try something like clonidine since the amlodipine...
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