Amlodipine vs Clonidine

Amlodipine
(Rx)
Clonidine
(Rx)
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker.
Clonidine is a high blood pressure medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.2
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.2
Concern level
3.0
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
5.0
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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Not Available
August 18, 2009
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,765 Discussions
60,959 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Angina
Amlodipine is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for ADHD
#4 for Addiction
#5 for Insomnia
#7 for Depression
#8 for RLS
#9 for Sweating
#10 for Tics
#11 for Hot Flashes
#12 for Flushing
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Diarrhea
#16 for ADD
Clonidine is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms, Anxiety, ADHD, High Blood Pressure and Tics and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, RLS, Sweating and Insomnia, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Aml
Headaches
10
Dizziness
9
Nausea
7
Tiredness
6
Cough
4
Depression
3
Swollen Ankles
3
Stomach Pain
2
Insomnia
2
Palpitations
2
Clo
Drowsiness
2
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
1
Dry Mouth
1
Tachycardia
1
Burning
1
Palpitations
1
Psychosis
1
Weight Loss
1
Grogginess
1
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Headaches
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Clo
10
0
Dizziness
Aml
Clo
9
0
Nausea
Aml
Clo
7
2
Tiredness
Aml
Clo
6
0
Cough
Aml
Clo
4
0
Depression
Aml
Clo
3
0
Swollen Ankles
Aml
Clo
3
0
Stomach Pain
Aml
Clo
2
0
Insomnia
Aml
Clo
2
0
Palpitations
Aml
Clo
2
1
Drowsiness
Clo
Aml
2
0
Nausea
Clo
Aml
2
7
Weight Gain
Clo
Aml
1
0
Dry Mouth
Clo
Aml
1
0
Tachycardia
Clo
Aml
1
0
Burning
Clo
Aml
1
0
Palpitations
Clo
Aml
1
2
Psychosis
Clo
Aml
1
0
Weight Loss
Clo
Aml
1
0
Grogginess
Clo
Aml
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Amlodipine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Clonidine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amlodipine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Clonidine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Transdermal Patch
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
: 0.1 mg/24hr, 0.2 mg/24hr, 0.3 mg/24hr
Patch: 0.1 mg/24 hr, 0.2 mg/24 hr, 0.3 mg/24 hr
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amlodipine Besylate
Clonidine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amlodipine and Clonidine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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