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Clonidine vs. Lisinopril for High Blood Pressure

Clonidine

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/ 45,788 posts
Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Lisinopril

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/ 29,772 posts
Other Names: Zestril   Prinivil
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 45,788 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 29,772 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
Lisinopril is a drug of the ACE inhibitor class that is primarily used in treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction and also in preventing kidney and retinal complications of diabetes mellitus. Its indications, contr... Read more on Wikipedia
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By ck
September 27, 2014
ck wrote
lisinopril and eczema
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By Sally
September 2, 2014
Sally wrote
Lisinopril and dosage
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By Yvonne
August 12, 2014
Yvonne wrote
Lisinopril and anxiety
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By juls
August 3, 2014
juls wrote
lispropril and Spirolactane increased Triglicerides to 720
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By John F
July 2, 2014
John F wrote
Fatigue with Lisinopril
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By Cherie
June 14, 2014
Cherie wrote
Lisinopril
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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 Barbara
May 7, 2014
Barbara wrote
Lisinopril
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I had the same experience. Severe headache, leg weakness, and extremely high B/P. They gave me IV Benadryl in the hospital ER and it brought my B/P down. Since I stopped the Linsinopril my B/P had greatly lowered, the headaches are less, and the pressure in my head had decreased. I still have leg weakness. I'm taking routine Benadryl and stopped the Linsinopril 92 hours ago. No more extremely high B/Ps. Thank you for your post, it validates my suspicion that I had (have) brain edema. The
Barbara  |  October 7, 2014
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By Denise
February 3, 2014
Denise wrote
Hemorrhoid
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did you check with md?
mike  |  November 2, 2014
Check out the celery juice cure combined with deep breathing relaxation. I stopped after 2 yrs taking 20 mg Lisinopril and once I got through the rebound effect can't believe how much better I feel and so far celery working!
Esther  |  April 11, 2014
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By Buni
February 2, 2014
Buni wrote
HORRIBLE GAGGING COUGH
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I've took lisinopril and now I have a buildup of mucus in my throat when I lie down at night and sleep it takes about 1-2 hrs before I get it all cleared up and yes my doctor said it could be from the bp meds so he took me off and changed but also iread about someone starting this after receiving there hep b vaccine I have also started it in the last yr
September 14, 2014
I took lisinopril for years and no problem until
I started new hep c treatment which
Has interferon and ribavirin and sovaldi
I have had a terrible gagging cough for
Over three months now even after therapy
Was over. Tried other bp medicines and
Nothing works. Discontinued bp meds for
Now and cough only bothers me a little
In the later hours of the day
I hope this is not permanent
Or maybe I have interstitial
Peumonitis which can be life
Threatening. Going to pulmonary
Specialists soon
Harry  |  September 1, 2014
I took Lisinopril and got the cough from Hell.
Tim  |  August 31, 2014
I have the same issue. I just started on Lisinopril and I wake up in the night with a terrible, strangling cough. It can take me an hour or two to get it under control. I'm probably going to need a new med.
Helena  |  April 26, 2014
I think dry cough is one of the listed side effects
April 11, 2014
I don't know if lisinopril cause you to cough,but mind start at bedtime every night. cough all nite 20 mg/12.5 mg.
DD  |  February 19, 2014
Agree with you. My husband was on it for years. They increased his dosage cough started had cough for 2 months then was taken off it. I had swollen ankles from another bp drug got taken off as bp was high BUT was also on Naproxon which can cause hbp .Was put on Lisinopril got cough, husband said it your meds but l thought l would try a month. Cough is really bad can't sleep. Horrible in public when you can't stop coughing at checkouts! So going back today to doctors as l am diving in Red sea
Jen  |  February 18, 2014
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By Dianne Moore
January 1, 2014
Dianne Moore wrote
Lisinopril
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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 Dee Rooks
November 29, 2013
Dee Rooks wrote
Lisinopril and Nightmares
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Sleep disturped and nightmares , can never remember the nightmares but they give you a scary feeling. I am on 2.5 mg lisinopril as had metallic valve 6months ago.
eve  |  September 15, 2014
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By Rose2Ian
November 21, 2013
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saundrar@eyemana.com
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
Atenolol vs Clonidine
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By Julie
October 24, 2013
Julie wrote
Lisinopril & Swollen feet
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
Concern mom wrote
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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 tom
September 22, 2013
tom wrote
lisinopril amounts
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they gave me 20mg. and man that med messed me up....
Eric  |  August 20, 2014
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By Bob
September 9, 2013
Bob wrote
Lisinopril
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By Alex
August 25, 2013
Alex wrote
Hearing loss and lisnopril
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By Lonnie
August 6, 2013
Lonnie wrote
lisinopril and anxiety
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By Rozanne
August 3, 2013
Rozanne wrote
tendonitis caused by Lisinopril (prescribed for high blood pressure)
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By Priscilla
August 3, 2013
Priscilla wrote
Lisinopril and wrinkles
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I am experiencing the same problem. It just dont feel good it in general. I had diabetes and got rid of that. Lost a lot if weight. Tomorrow I am cutting down to 5 mg a day instead of 10. I wish that I had never been out on it. I have majors leg and joint pain. I exercise a lot and I hurt more than I did before I lost weight and got on this med.
Annette  |  March 3, 2014
Hum maybe that is what has happened to my arms also.
A.J.  |  January 14, 2014
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Lisinopril

305 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
verapamil and clonidine and her readings aren't that great....
...However, she did get a good bp reading while on avapro. But then again, she got very, very good readings with lisinopril.Too bad she was allergic. Now she's on verapamil and clonidine and her...
doesn't have any side effects from the clonidine other than...
...took lisinopril 40 mg ...stop the lisinopril due to allergic reaction. She doesn't have any side effects from the cloni...
for supplemental use. Obviously that didn't work out....
...been using Lisinipril which has usually performed well.  Unfortunately my BP ...this experience so my Dr prescribed Clonidine for supplemental use.  Obviously that didn't work out. There's info...
twice a month as I am cautious. I have had no side effects...
...he prescribed clonidine...1 Tab- for these scary episodes which brings the BP down in 15 minutes. I may only have to do this twice a month as I am cautious. I have had no side effects using it...
yrs. Now she takes clonidine .03 3x daily, verapamil...
...as 234/106 and higher. She had great results with lisinopril 20, hctz 25, verapamil 240. then she became allergic to lisinopril and was taken off ...yrs. Now she takes clonidine .03 3x dail...
140/90. I am now on Clonidine and that seems to be working...
...experienced extreme agitation on Lisinopril and Norvasc ...it because my legs were retaining water. All this to control a BP of 140/90. I am now on Clonidine and that seems to be working well ...
the clonidine 1 yr ago...it keeps the pressure down..but...
...pressure pills lisonpril and clonidine i been on the lisinopril for 5 yrs now and was added the clonidine 1 yr ago...it keeps the pressure down..but...
.02, 3 years ago, but it was too short acting, BP kept...
...clonidine .02, 3 years ago, but it was too short acting, BP kept see-sawing. I started taking Lisinpril Nov. 12, 2008. 20mg, once a day. It keeps my BP ...I get into depressive moods...
to switch from Lisinopril to Clonidine to see if that...
...Right now I am on lisinopril, and I know I'll ...most of my life. So, as my Adderall is not having much effect, I had a thought to switch from Lisinopril to Clonidine to see if that would...
clonidine: Atacand has caused no noticeable side effects...
...fatigue, dry mouth. These were lisinopril, metropolol, clonidine: Atacand has caused no noticeable side effects, bp is lower however ...drink plenty of water. No smoking or alcohol. I thank...
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