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Clonidine vs. Lisinopril for High Blood Pressure

Clonidine

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/ 43,747 posts
Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Lisinopril

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Other Names: Zestril   Prinivil
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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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 Denise
February 3, 2014
Denise wrote
Hemorrhoid
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
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
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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By Rose2Ian
November 21, 2013
Rose2Ian wrote
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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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By tom
September 22, 2013
tom wrote
lisinopril amounts
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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
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

294 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to switch from Lisinopril to Clonidine to see if that...
...with the physician. I have high blood pressure even without the Adderall. Right now I am on lisinopril, and I know I'll likely ...a thought to switch from Lisinopril to Clonidine to see if t...
have any side effects when I switched over to lisinopril...
Clonidine really is an outdated medication ...my BP. I was previously on clonidine about 3yrs ago for over a year and didnt have any side effects when I switched over to lisinopril, but after it...
I asked my Family Dr..to switch me over to clonidine...
...As far as clonidine I have been ...blood pressure medication,and I already take Lisinipril for high blood pressure,so I asked my Family Dr..to switch me over to clonidine(so my taper would...
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...
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...
blockers & Clonidine) usually work better than the ACES...
Beta Blockers and Clonidine The beta blockers and Clonidine ...For some reason the Lisinopril isn't working anymore. My question is: ...drugs (beta blockers & Clonidine) usually work better than...
clonidine: Atacand has caused no noticeable side effects...
...blurred vision, nightmares, extreme fatigue, dry mouth. These were lisinopril, metropolol, clonidine: Atacand has caused no noticeable side effects, bp is lower however is not where it...
clonidine and lisinopril. Any drug interactions? I just...
Taking clonidine and lisinopril. Any drug ...dose in 3 and start on lisinopril Is there any drug ...I have been on clonidine 18 - 20 yrs and it has quit working. I was thinking to...
twice daily. Clonidine also helps somewhat with my...
I was first given lisinopril, but it caused acute kidney ...on a small dose of clonidine twice daily. Clonidine also helps somewhat with my movement disorder. I also lost fully...
yrs. Now she takes clonidine .03 3x daily, verapamil...
...She had great results with lisinopril 20, hctz 25, verapamil 240. then she became allergic to lisinopril and was taken off ater seven yrs. Now she takes clonidine .03 3x daily, verapamil 120...
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