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Clonidine vs. Diovan for High Blood Pressure

Clonidine

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Diovan

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Other Names: Valsartan
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 43,775 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 7,776 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 hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
Clonidine
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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October 6, 2013
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September 7, 2013
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Diovan doses needed
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Diovan

78 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
that Clonidine patches do not cause this problem, but when...
...switched from Diovan to Clonidine Patch about a month ...monitor. I have had some heart palpatations in the past ...The nurse told me that Clonidine patches do not cause this problem, but whe...
I have been tapering off the clonidine and then will take...
...the Diovan HCT. I took it with the clonidine and had the same ...60/40 I have been tapering off the clonidine and then will take ...clonidine, I am taking t...
eventually that helps calm me down. I switched to Diovan...
...presently take Clonidine .1mg 5x's day. ...day. Whenever I take the Diovan I get such ...minutes and then I take a Clonidine and eventually that helps calm me down. I switched to Diovan 40m...
Clonidine is really good at lowering the bp. Maybe now you...
Clonidine is really good at lowering the bp. ...to think about tapering off the clonidine and ...just the Diovan. Maybe start by just taking your bedtime dose, and ...
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...
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...
I agree with GeorgeP and Palamedes, try the Diovan. If you...
I agree with GeorgeP and Palamedes, try the Diovan. If you don't have side effects and it lowers your ...get an appointment. I tried Diovan and while I didn't get ...(calcium channel blocker...
I also take: Clonidine .2mg 4 times a day; Felodipine...
...Diovan be the cause? I also take: Clonidine .2mg 4 times a ...pressure and I take 300mg of Bupropion for depression. I am 25lbs. ...pressure meds with the Diovan. My kidney/blood pressure spe...
working. Now I am taking clonidine 3 times daily and also...
...any medication. I took diovan for 12 years and it simply quit working. Now I am taking clonidine 3 times daily and ...doctors put me on clonidine because of a BP ...been taking the clonidine ...
I get 165/85. I take all the clonidine between 6 PM and 6...
I am on 3 medications - Diovan 160 mg daily, Metoprolol 100 mg daily, and clonidine .1 mg up to 3 times daily as needed. ...I get 165/85. I take all the clonidine between 6 PM and 6...
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