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Clonidine vs. Diovan for High Blood Pressure

Clonidine

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/ 45,450 posts
Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Diovan

Rx
/ 7,714 posts
Other Names: Valsartan
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 45,450 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,714 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Valsartan (Angiotan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (more commonly called an "ARB", or angiotensin receptor blocker), with particularly high Affinity (pharmacology) for the Angiotensin II receptor type 1. By blocking the action of angiotensin, ... Read more on Wikipedia
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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 Van Praag
May 20, 2014
Van Praag wrote
Forced by Aetna off Diovan for Irbesartan
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
Clonidine
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it just helps you sleep
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
danny wrote
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.
jmwddd3945@gmail.com  |  June 11, 2014
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By Ann V.
September 7, 2013
Ann V. wrote
Diovan
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By Diovan
August 29, 2013
Diovan wrote
Diovan doses needed
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Diovan

83 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
wearing a holtor monitor. I have had some heart palpatations...
...Diovan to Clonidine Patch about a month ago and have had some major irregularites, am now wearing a holtor monitor. I have had some heart palpatations in ...Clonidine patches do not cause this p...
Diovan HCT. I took it with the clonidine and had the same...
...I took it with the clonidine and ...60/40 I have been tapering off the clonidine and then will take the Diovan exclusively. Until I'm off the clonidine, I am ...
in your usage of clonidine. I have a prescription...
...i have never taken diovan, but i've seen posts here that says it is a good bp med. When ...interested in your usage of clonidine. I have a prescription ...any problems with clonidine you've...
the clonidine, my reading were high. It does work if you...
Hello. I am taking clonidine, 1/2 pill of the ...better. I am also taking Diovan 160MG. My blood pressure ...Before I started the clonidine, my reading were high. It does work if you can to...
that, my b.p. is under control with clonidine and Diovan....
...medication that I have to take...other than that, my b.p. is under control with clonidine and Diovan. Hope you are doing...
Diovan? When I take the Clonidine I settle down. I'm...
...should be concerned about. Is it bad enough to stop taking Diovan? When I take the Clonidine I settle down. I'm thinking...
and diovan for blood pressure. It isn't keeping my blood...
...I have had done.I am on Inderal,clonadine and diovan for blood pressure. It isn't keeping my blood pressure steady. ...pill to take down the swelling in my ankles. Don't have...
and then I take a Clonidine and eventually that helps...
...take a Clonidine and eventually that helps calm me down. I switched to Diovan 40mg 2x's a day thinking that it would not effect my body as bad. It still does it. Within a few hours my bp goes...
want to think about tapering off the clonidine and see if...
...might want to think about tapering off the clonidine and see if ...control with just the Diovan. Maybe start by just taking your bedtime dose, and skipping the dayt...
Taking Clonidine as emergency treatment tho makes me sleepy
...went down but got a roaring headache and feet turned ...to take it. My Diovan 320 seems to have stopped working for some reason. Taking Clonidine as emergency treatment tho ma...
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