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  1. Why do BP meds cause insomnia?
    ... maybe it is inherited in my case. I have ruled out clonidine as a contributor to the insomnia, since I stopped...
    ... get up and work the next day. I thought maybe the Clonidine was responsible, but MGraylorn says she still can...

  2. Clonidine reducing my BP DRAMATICALLY!
    ... If you can get good reading with clonidine alnoe, please let me know and I'll give it a try....
    ... a racing heart, and within 30 minutes of taking a clonidine , my numbers would be in the 130s-120s/70s and heartrate...

  3. Are all calcium channel blockers created equal?
    ... ie. side effects and all? ( I am supposed to try Clonidine next - I've tried all the others)...

  4. questions for those using or had used ACEIs
    ... mg tiazac (calcium channel blocker) once a day, and clonidine , .05 mg three times a day. I've been trying to wean ... off the clonidine , but it looks like I can't get by with just the tiazac ... day. I do notice a decrease in some of the tiazac/ clonidine side effects I experience. This is unexpected, and ... week, and then see if I can't wean some more off the clonidine , provided I don't get the cough. I was thinking...
    ... mg tiazac (calcium channel blocker) once a day, and clonidine , .05 mg three times a day. I've been trying to wean ... off the clonidine , but it looks like I can't get by with just the tiazac ... day. I do notice a decrease in some of the tiazac/ clonidine side effects I experience. This is unexpected, and ... night I take 25mgs of atenolol and 1/2 of .1 mg of clonidine . Sorry, can't comment on the cough as I never ... about how the ACEI lessened your side effects from clonidine . I don't think I am experencing any difference there ... weird stuff though) I would really like to drop the clonidine too but so far haven't been able to. Hope the...
    ... breakfast I take the tiazac and the first dose of .05 mg clonidine . I was curious if it would be better to take captopril ... feeling of pulse throbbing in my left ear. From the clonidine I get more constipation, more ear ringing, and as ... ears. I'm also having a smoother transition when my clonidine dose is wearing off. I have noticed some increase ... the 50s to the 90s. Back when I was taking .1 mg clonidine 3 times a day, resting heart rate was in the 50s and...
    ... bothersome. MGraylorn, how come you're weaning off the Clonidine ? That was my next drug to try out as soon as the Norvasc...
    ... bothersome. MGraylorn, how come you're weaning off the Clonidine ? That was my next drug to try out as soon as the Norvasc ... Is your doctor going to have you take atenolol and clonidine at the same time? In my opinion, that's a mistake...
    ... I am slowly weaning myself off the Atenolol. The Clonidine , so far, is working great, brought my numbers down...
    ... Yea, you don't want to take clonidine and a beta blocker at the same time. It makes it ... the Atenolol. Good thing you are weaning off it. Clonidine is a great drug in some ways, in that it brings bp ... it usually requires 2 or 3 times daily dosage. Clonidine was a lifesaver for me when I had a bad experience ... effects and dehydration. I guess this makes sense. Clonidine is a centrally acting agent. If I stress my body ... at 25 mg and no coughing. I've been able to cut my clonidine down to .05 mg twice a day. My heart rate is a bit ... This weekend I will try to go to once a day with the clonidine . I tried that several days ago and had rebound/withdrawal ... per day, one should not experience withdrawal from clonidine , my pharmacist says. But something went on for me ... aren't taking a beta blocker, then by all means try clonidine . You might also try it in patch form, especially ... is white and says "here I am!" One other thing, clonidine is sometimes used to help aleviate hot flashes and ... problem with nighttime menopausal symptoms, I'll try the clonidine again for sure. It seems safer than estrogen suppliments...

  5. How dangerous are SPIKES?
    ... seem to get higher at night, but still normal. I have clonidine to take if I do get a spike. It will settle the anxiety...

  6. Messing with my hbp meds
    ... effects, I got control with a ccb Tiazac 180 mg and clonidine .1 mg 3 times a day. Since last fall, I've lost 32 ... just the Tiazac now. I've been cutting back on the clonidine , which is harder to keep track of at 3 times a day ... days I've gone to .05mg twice a day. At .05 mg clonidine twice a day and once daily Tiazac 180 mg, I am finding ... weirdness. This morning, after Tiazac and before .05 clonidine my bp was 155/94 pulse 87. The last couple mornings ... , after the .05 clonidine , my bp has settled into the 120s-130s/upper 70s-80s ... control. I thought I'd try captopril after I got off clonidine if I still needed more control than just the tiazac ... . I could give the current clonidine dosage of .05 mg twice a day a bit more time to see ... or if it would lower my bp. I could just up the clonidine to .05 mg three times a day and see what happens ... captopril. I could stick with the smallest amount of clonidine , even with 3 times a day dosage, and wait for my doctor ... didn't get any bp lowering. I'd like to keep the clonidine for times when I needed a bit more control, but I...
    ... you want to get off the 3 times a day thing with the clonidine . Taking meds 2 times a day is enough to remember. ... I tried to give up my 1 time a day .05 clonidine because my BP ave was around 111/65. I first took ... doc says it's not. How long have you taken the clonidine ? I was on .1mg for 3 years and weaned off in a week ... Can't you start the ARB while slowly weaning off the clonidine ? It takes up to 2 weeks to see the full benefit of ... weaning. I hope you find a solution. I couldn't take clonidine in the day time. About 1 1/2 hours after the dosing...
    ... Tiazac is a calcium channel blocker only. I've been on clonidine in patch and then pill form for about a year and a ... half. I went to .05 mg clonidine 3 times a day rather than sticking out twice a day ... great you can get such a lasting bp drop with .05 mg clonidine once a day. I could deal with that, but unfortunately...
    ... still cough if I go back to 25 mg. I cut back my clonidine to .05 mg three times a day to .05 mg twice a day ... This worked pretty good, but I still wanted off the clonidine , so I went to .05 mg once a day and then none. I ... 've been on clonidine so long that I had some withdrawal effects, even though ... body is still adjusting to regulating without the clonidine and the numbers will get lower over the next week ... bad I guess. One of the reasons I wanted off the clonidine is because of some reactions I have been having. ... from the drug or some endocrine malfunctioning that clonidine quiets. At 49, I think I have some perimenopausal ... them to look at everything. Hopefully 2 weeks off clonidine by then will take that drug out of the equation....
    ... this route. I understand why you want to get off clonidine . So do I Cass...
    ... doesage of a drug and bp goes up. That's what led me to clonidine in the first place, it was one of the only ones to...
    ... pulse has come up into the 80s since I stopped the clonidine , when it had been in the 60s. My pre medicated pulse...
    ... pulse has come up into the 80s since I stopped the clonidine , when it had been in the 60s. My pre medicated pulse ... below 110. Did you have a hard time getting off clonidine ? I would like to stop it too because I feel really...
    ... Cass, I did have a bit of trouble getting off the clonidine . Not as bad as Toprol a beta blocker, but I did have ... some withdrawal. I'd been on clonidine about a year and on doses as high as .2 mg three times ... relapses months out, but I have not had that with clonidine . While I am still up several times in the night ... bit less sleepy during the day since I have been off clonidine . I am also handling the heat stress and dehydration ... of yard work better since I have been off clonidine . Cass, you aren't taking much clonidine, right...
    ... relaxed readings. Cass, you aren't taking much clonidine , right? Don't you just take .05 mg at bedtime, or ... of) again. His only request is that I get off the clonidine first. So I will began by cutting my 1/2 in 1/2. That...
    ... If you only take clonidine sometimes, I don't think you would have a problem...

  7. Causes of Increased Heart Rate
    ... with you, Cass I hope this makes sense. I took my clonidine about 2 hours ago and I am drowsy. ;)...
    ... am curious - I read several times that you were on clonidine . I looked up this drug and saw that it did have side ... you do fine with it. Have you ever had a problem on clonidine , like when you first started it. And, do you use ... to your children.....LOL!!!!!! So, tell me about clonidine . Thank you so much!...
    ... am curious - I read several times that you were on clonidine . I looked up this drug and saw that it did have side ... you do fine with it. Have you ever had a problem on clonidine , like when you first started it. And, do you use ... to your children.....LOL!!!!!! So, tell me about clonidine . Thank you so much! Lolasmom, Hope you are enjoying ... all react to meds in different ways. Now on to Clonidine . As I said I have stubborn BP. It would be OK in the ... I was on 10 mgs of altace (ACEI) and .1 mg of clonidine @7am 40/25 Benicar, HCTZ ( ARB + diuretic ) @ 2pm ... 25 mgs of atenolol @ 7am & 7pm .1mg of clonidine @ 10pm This resulted in a BP around 85/55 - 190/101 ... better and BP is within a normal range. I take the clonidine on an as needed basis. Only at night. I just take ... usualy around 125-130 / mid 70s. If I don't take a clonidine I get around 137/85 in the am with the clonidine my...
    ... I was afraid to sleep at night. I'd have to pop a clonidine and wait for 30 minutes for my pressure and pulse ... off the beta blocker, I was on tiazac 180 mg and .1 clonidine 3 times a day. I've lost a lot of weight and changed ... at rest. I've been experimenting reducing my clonidine to see if I can give it up. I was doing fine at ... bp spikes. My pharmacist said at the low doeses of clonidine I am taking I should not have rebound if I quit the ... especially when I don't get enough sleep. I thought the clonidine might be interfering with my sleep, but reducing the ... wondering if I have some adrenal problem which the clonidine suppresses. In searching the web, I find sites which...

  8. Zestoretic 10/12.5
    ... yrs. The verapamil is not lowering her bp and the clonidine lowers it for a short time, then she has to take more ... clonidine . What else are you taking to lower your bp?...

  9. HBP and Muscle Twitching?
    ... I'm taking Clonidine and Labetelol. Been on both for years without any...
    ... be done regularly with people on beta blockers. Clonidine doesn't have muscle spasms listed as a possible side...

  10. What don't you like about Atenolol?
    ... notice any of the other side effects as I am taking Clonidine and that causes extreme sleepiness and dry mouth....

  11. Need Renal Artery Bypass....Have Some Questions
    ... months now, despite being on Antenolol w/ diuretic and Clonidine .2 mg/1per day, plus trying all the different types...
    ... months now, despite being on Antenolol w/ diuretic and Clonidine .2 mg/1per day, plus trying all the different types...

  12. Atenolol Question
    ... the sun. I am taking a calcium channel blocker and clonidine and claritin for allergies. I went out in the sun...

  13. Question about Ativan?
    ... thought it was because she was a worrier. I rely on clonidine now. I find that, most of the time, my BP makes me ... around. If it's too high I can take 1/2 of .1mg of clonidine and it brings down my BP and relaxes me. For me it...
    ... Cassie, That aspect of clonidine interests me a lot (I hate Ativan worse than poison ... however:D:D.) When I mentioned Clonidine it to my doctor, doofus must have mixed it up with...
    ... today for no apparent reason 184/101. I took 1/2 of a clonidine and 45 min later it was 138/79. It is one of the...
    ... I take clonidine on a regular basis (0.75 three times a day). It does ... somewhat high strung. I am also wondering now if the clonidine is also interfering with sleep. I wonder if I have ... decent night's sleep. I am trying to slowly wean off clonidine (hence the weird dosing) and see what happens to my...
    ... started going down, I got a new prescription for .2 mg clonidine , then later .1 mg clonidine. I couldn't bring myself ... more regularly. With 180 mg tiazac (a ccb) and .1 mg clonidine 3 times a day, my bp numbers typically range in the ... really cause any problems. I decided to wean down the clonidine . On the doses I was taking, I seem to need 3 times ... about 70. This is before breakfast and tiazac and clonidine . Last night evening reading before bedtime clonidine ... medicated with very low readings, I wondered if the clonidine was contributing to my lousy sleep. Unfortunately...
    ... Cassie, That aspect of clonidine interests me a lot (I hate Ativan worse than poison ... however:D:D.) When I mentioned Clonidine it to my doctor, doofus must have mixed it up with...
    ... both benzidiazepines but I was asking my doc about CLONIDINE which is really SORT of CNS depressant anti hypertensive ... benzo. Unfortunately my doctor hadn't a clue what clonidine was (God FORBID he should ever be truthful and SAY ... pronounce it...that would be typical of him. :) The clonidine sounds like a nice combo of an antihypertesnsive,...
    ... benzo. Unfortunately my doctor hadn't a clue what clonidine was (God FORBID he should ever be truthful and SAY ... pronounce it...that would be typical of him. :) The clonidine sounds like a nice combo of an antihypertesnsive, ... you are asking. Lenin, Is your doc young? I know clonidine is an old med but I never heard of a doctor that hasn ... Try asking for catapres, it's the brand name for clonidine . Cass...
    ... Catapres is the patch version of clonidine . Its much easier to remember to change a patch once ... the up and down for the short lasting pill form. Clonidine is habit forming if you take it regularly, so there ... have looked and looked for a good description of how clonidine works and I've not found one. It doesn't fall into ... category, as do a couple other drugs I never heard of. Clonidine has been around forever, is cheap, and besides the ... I've been able to tollerate that reduces my bp is clonidine . I can't even tollerate an increase in tiazac. ... lost weight, I'm trying to reduce and maybe get off clonidine . But I'd still like to have some around for occasional ... not sleeping enough. And I was trying to cut down clonidine . Last night my body complained, my pulse went into ... gets worse. So even though I wasn't due for my next clonidine regular dose yet, I took a small portion (one of the ... you to dose short term symptoms as they arise, but clonidine is great for that....
    ... benzo. Unfortunately my doctor hadn't a clue what clonidine was (God FORBID he should ever be truthful and SAY ... pronounce it...that would be typical of him. :) The clonidine sounds like a nice combo of an antihypertesnsive,...
    ... help to lower it either. I have mentioned before that clonidine worked for me. It not only calms my anxiety but since...
    ... cassiebell~was the clonidine prescribed for your BP or anxiety or both? What type ... girlfriends mention it-but she takes 3 bp meds plus the clonidine . :) RR...
    ... [QUOTE=red-rider]cassiebell~was the clonidine prescribed for your BP or anxiety or both? What type ... girlfriends mention it-but she takes 3 bp meds plus the clonidine . :) RR It was originally precribed by my cardiologist...

  14. Taking Atenolol For Hbp During Pregnancy
    ... you get pregnant. It's a a central acting agent like clonidine . The recommended starting dose is 250 mg BID, although...

  15. Acei Cough
    ... started exercising and changed my diet, I am reducing my clonidine with the hopes of getting off of it, so that I will ... only be on Tiazac (ccb). If I get off the clonidine but still need more control, I will try the captopril...
    ... bad she was allergic. Now she's on verapamil and clonidine and her readings aren't that great....

  16. Atenolol for Episodic HBP
    ... A good short acting drug for "as needed" is clonidine . It requires multiple dosing if you take it as regular ... me blood pressure spikes, which I self treated with clonidine . Always brought those spikes down in 30 minutes for...

  17. New to the board and help
    ... different. I saw a doctor that day and she put me on clonidine and a diuretic. I have been on meds ever since. But...

  18. Has anyone QUIT Diovan?
    ... 50mgs, altace 10mgs, Benicar HCT 40/25 and 1 mg of clonidine two times a day. Today I just took the altace so far...
    ... something else. At one point she wanted to get me off the clonidine , but when I tried her alternatives, I had either no ... side effects, so I continued with what works (the clonidine ). Fortunately I had enough clonidine stashed so that ... and low with a combination of 180 mg tiazac and .1 clonidine 3 times a day, she says "you are on the weirdest combinatio ... almost 30 pounds, so I have been cutting back on the clonidine and still have great blood pressure. Does this...
    ... something else. At one point she wanted to get me off the clonidine , but when I tried her alternatives, I had either no ... side effects, so I continued with what works (the clonidine ). Fortunately I had enough clonidine stashed so that ... and low with a combination of 180 mg tiazac and .1 clonidine 3 times a day, she says "you are on the weirdest combinatio ... almost 30 pounds, so I have been cutting back on the clonidine and still have great blood pressure. I have a wonderful...

  19. Tenormin Discontinuation
    ... classes can. It isn't a good idea to take atenolol with clonidine , but I think that is the only one. Have you talked...
    ... sleep because I feared a spike! In my case I'd pop a clonidine and wait the 30 or so minutes for my blood pressure...

  20. What does your blood pressure do when you get really tired?
    ... inherited pattern. I am also suspicious that the clonidine might be part of the problem as well. Drugs that...
    ... I am also suspicious that the clonidine might be part of the problem as well. It has that...

  21. Is It Time To give Up?
    ... 25mg, altace 5mg, atenolol 25mg, and 1/2 of .1 mg of clonidine with a BP range of 113/64 to 191/101. My pulse, however ... increase my Altace to 10mgs and have me take .1 mg of clonidine AM and PM along with the rest of my meds. When do...
    ... so I went back to 180 and my doctor prescribed the clonidine patch. After a bit I had to increase the patch to ... didn't want to wear an ugly patch so I went to the clonidine pills. My blood pressure was uneven, so I wondered ... pounding all the time. I dropped the tiazac, kept the clonidine for peak pressure, and tried some other drugs which...
    ... t. Anybody else know about this? We have discussed clonidine and beta blockers causing problems but I wonder if...
    ... pressure went up when I took Toprol. I was taking clonidine irregularly with it, so I suppose the combo could...

  22. Toprol and Tarka
    ... prescription for a diuretic to ADD to the toprol and clonidine I was already taking. I was freaked because I was...
    ... prescription for a diuretic to ADD to the toprol and clonidine I was already taking. I was freaked because I was...

  23. ARB's, Thiazides and Beta Blockers a safe combo?
    ... has those. He said they make him very dizzy. I have clonidine for that purpose but I want to get off of them. I...
    ... understand it's also bad to be on a beta blocker and clonidine . When I get down to a low dose of atenolol I get rebound ... anxiety so I tried to wean off the 1/2 of .1 mg of clonidine and got up to 188/90 last night. What to do next ... night I took 25mgs of atenolol and about 3/4 of the clonidine .1. Today my BP is 115/74. I didn't take any Altace...
    ... blood pressure down for an hour or more. I have clonidine for that purpose but I want to get off of them. ... Are you having a bad reaction to the clonidine ? I thought that it was working for you. I have ... read quite a few notes here about clonidine . It seems to be quite effective for those that are...
    ... I was on Toprol XL and used clonidine to take care of the heart rate and blood pressure ... it was not a good idea to take a beta blocker and clonidine together. Everything I read also said to wean off ... the beta blocker before weaning off the clonidine . I went back to Tiazac, a ccb I'd tried earlier ... toprol to nothing was a bit shaky, but I upped my clonidine to take care of the beta blocker withdrawal symptoms ... you start having serious rebound problems, use the clonidine to fight the rebound. Keep on your regular dose of ... clonidine , and only add extra if you have rebound. Keep at ... may temporarily have to increase your daily dose of clonidine , since it also requires weaning. Once you are well ... to be fully off of it, then start weaning off the clonidine . I take the tiazac 180 mg and was on .1 mg clonidine ... I exercise regularly, so I am trying to reduce my clonidine . I still take .1 mg at bedtime, but during the day ... starts creeping up again and I have to take the next clonidine dose....
    ... I was on Toprol XL and used clonidine to take care of the heart rate and blood pressure ... it was not a good idea to take a beta blocker and clonidine together. Everything I read also said to wean off ... the beta blocker before weaning off the clonidine . How long were you on the combo before you found ... situation. I have been taking at least 1/2 of .1 mg of clonidine for a little over a year now. Previously (in 1993 ... ) I was taking 100mgs. of atenolol and .1 mg of clonidine every day for 5 years. I changed doctors and was weaned ... off the clonidine . However, I didn't have a home monitor at the time ... know if I had rebound or not. Last year I was given clonidine again to help get my BP under control. None of these ... toprol to nothing was a bit shaky, but I upped my clonidine to take care of the beta blocker withdrawal symptoms ... good till my cardiologist OKed me weaning off the clonidine (I still wasn't aware of a problem between the two ... ) I skipped one night of clonidine and my BP shot way up so I got back on my regular ... schedule of clonidine . That was about a week ago and since then my BP has ... am I had 115/68 at 4:30 it was 183/88. I took 1/2 a clonidine , no results, by 10:00 it was 199/101 so I took another ... you start having serious rebound problems, use the clonidine to fight the rebound. Keep on your regular dose of ... clonidine , and only add extra if you have rebound. Keep at ... may temporarily have to increase your daily dose of clonidine , since it also requires weaning. Once you are well ... to be fully off of it, then start weaning off the clonidine . I will try this when an if I can stabilize my ... BP. Wonder if I should take the clonidine more than once a day while weaning off the atenolol ... day. I take the tiazac 180 mg and was on .1 mg clonidine three times a day. I've lost almost 30 pounds, on ... I exercise regularly, so I am trying to reduce my clonidine . I still take .1 mg at bedtime, but during the day ... starts creeping up again and I have to take the next clonidine dose. I have lost weight just cutting back from...
    ... effects from it that I had to get off. I'd done the clonidine patch, Catapres before going to the pills. I was ... on the clonidine pills when I started Toprol. I guess I was on clonidine ... interactions and found the comments about beta blockers and clonidine . Just a quick look at the rxlist.com site gives ... may exacerbate the hypertensive response seen with clonidine withdrawl. Also, due to the potential for additive ... block, caution is warranted in patients receiving clonidine with agents known to affect sinus node function or ... without consulting their physician. Sudden cessation of clonidine treatment has resulted in subjective symptoms such ... discontinued in patients receiving beta-blockers and clonidine concurrently, beta-blockers should be discontinued ... several days before the gradual withdrawal of clonidine hydrochloride. -------------------------- Now ... maybe your clonidine dose was low enough that the doctor thought it wouldn ... agitation, anxiety, rapid pulse, etc when you went off clonidine the first time, then you probably didn't have significant ... rebound. If you are going to up your clonidine dosage, I think it is smarter to spread it out over ... it more than once a day. I was on .4 to .6 mg of clonidine when I was having the most trouble with the Toprol ... going up at night. I started just taking .1 or .2 mg clonidine when the bp started creeping up as the day wore on ... . I didn't have a set time to take the clonidine , I used it in response to what was happening with ... my bp. If I had higher bp, I took more clonidine and started taking it more times a day. In retrospect ... , I was probably getting some rebound from the clonidine too, since I was not taking it at regular intervals ... Before I started the Toprol, I was using the pill clonidine irregularly and didn't seem to have any rebound. ... the beta blocker. Like I said, I can tell when my clonidine is starting to wear off, and I pretty much need to ... though. After I got off Toprol, I went to .2 mg clonidine 3 times a day. That was way too much for me, it made ... With numbers like these, I'd like to cut back on the clonidine , since I'd prefer to take as little medication as ... the reason for the headache. So cutting back the clonidine any more is on hold until things mellow out....
    ... effects from it that I had to get off. I'd done the clonidine patch, Catapres before going to the pills. I was ... on the clonidine pills when I started Toprol. I guess I was on clonidine ... interactions and found the comments about beta blockers and clonidine . Just a quick look at the rxlist.com site gives ... may exacerbate the hypertensive response seen with clonidine withdrawl. Also, due to the potential for additive ... block, caution is warranted in patients receiving clonidine with agents known to affect sinus node function or ... without consulting their physician. Sudden cessation of clonidine treatment has resulted in subjective symptoms such ... discontinued in patients receiving beta-blockers and clonidine concurrently, beta-blockers should be discontinued ... several days before the gradual withdrawal of clonidine hydrochloride. -------------------------- Now ... maybe your clonidine dose was low enough that the doctor thought it wouldn ... agitation, anxiety, rapid pulse, etc when you went off clonidine the first time, then you probably didn't have significant ... rebound. If you are going to up your clonidine dosage, I think it is smarter to spread it out over ... it more than once a day. I was on .4 to .6 mg of clonidine when I was having the most trouble with the Toprol ... going up at night. I started just taking .1 or .2 mg clonidine when the bp started creeping up as the day wore on ... . I didn't have a set time to take the clonidine , I used it in response to what was happening with ... my bp. If I had higher bp, I took more clonidine and started taking it more times a day. In retrospect ... , I was probably getting some rebound from the clonidine too, since I was not taking it at regular intervals ... Before I started the Toprol, I was using the pill clonidine irregularly and didn't seem to have any rebound. ... the beta blocker. Like I said, I can tell when my clonidine is starting to wear off, and I pretty much need to ... though. After I got off Toprol, I went to .2 mg clonidine 3 times a day. That was way too much for me, it made ... With numbers like these, I'd like to cut back on the clonidine , since I'd prefer to take as little medication as ... the reason for the headache. So cutting back the clonidine any more is on hold until things mellow out. Thanks...
    ... Are you having a bad reaction to the clonidine ? I thought that it was working for you. I have ... read quite a few notes here about clonidine . It seems to be quite effective for those that are...

  24. Alpha-Blockers
    ... Lenin, I only know a little about one of the alphas.. clonidine (Catapres). It's very sedating and about 1/3 of patients...
    ... and a few minutes later I asked what he knew about clonidine . He said it was a benzodiazepine. I didnt feel likke ... Maybe my cardio will have a better idea about clonidine for me. I have a referral in hand and will see him...

  25. Moms blood pressure above 200
    ... i only take 30mg once a day i'd guess its the clonidine making her sleep all the time, although half that...
    ... should specifically question the following: CLONIDINE /BETA-BLOCKERS 1)Clonidine 0.1 mg and Metoprolol ... discontinue one or the other without medical supervision. Clonidine should never be stopped until after withdrawal from ... both. Primidone is a long-acting barbiturate.) Clonidine , Metoprolol, Primidone, Lorazepam and Hydrocone (Vicodin...

  26. From Blood Pressure Spiking To Low Blood Pressure
    ... to an endocrinologist. I am taking Diovan 160 and Clonidine . She suggested that I stop using the HRT because...
    ... not alone with these symptoms. I am taking 0.1mg of clonidine split into two doses, morning and night. It really...
    ... Clonidine is really good at lowering the bp. Maybe now you ... it. You might want to think about tapering off the clonidine and see if you can get bp control with just the Diovan...
    ... not alone with these symptoms. I am taking 0.1mg of clonidine split into two doses, morning and night. It really...

  27. question about BP
    ... blood pressure. Another drug you might ask about is clonidine . It is an old drug and has to be taken more than...

  28. Blood Pressure Spikes
    ... stroke out one night. I had another bp drug called clonidine , which is fast acting and effective at lowering bp...

  29. Hot Flashes - Extreme
    ... besides atenolol? The combination of beta blocker and clonidine are not recommended, but once you are off atenolol ... , you might consider clonidine to ease hot flashes and the withdrawal from atenolol ... . Clonidine is used to lower blood pressure and heartrate, but...

  30. cardizem
    ... heartrate was, I think in the 80s. I take taztia and clonidine and my heartrate is in the upper 50s and 60s. Taztia...

  31. Does anyone take TARKA?
    ... dosage, but needed a bit better control, so I also take clonidine with it....

  32. Blood pressure up and down
    ... would be sky high. I would have to take an additional clonidine pill and wait for it to kick in before my blood pressure...

  33. rapid heart rate
    ... Taztia XT, which is a generic name for Tiazac XT. Clonidine will slow heartrate, but is not available in one day...

  34. Sick of the side effects!!!
    ... the doc boosted my meds to: Diovan/Hct. 160/25mg., Clonidine .01mg., Norvasc 5 and then 10mg. Finally, the BP was ... effects, mental confusion, extreme sleepiness :) ( Clonidine ). I changed doctors and he stopped the Norvasc and ... the Clonidine , but kept me on Diovan/Hct. 160/25mg. in morning and...
    ... changed doctors and he stopped the Norvasc and the Clonidine , but kept me on Diovan/Hct. 160/25mg. in morning and...

  35. Attention disgruntled Atenolol users!
    ... your pulse. Cardizem (ccb) does for one, as does clonidine . Ask your doctor for other possibilites if this is...

  36. What BP meds work for you?
    ... taking Lisinopril 20mg the same as my mother and also clonidine .01 mg. It has worked for about a month but lately...
    ... settled out with Tiazac (a calcium channel blocker) and clonidine . Most of the drugs I tried did nothing for my blood ... drugs. That's when I had the most complications. Clonidine was sort of a last resort, but it has worked effectively...

  37. Prednisone (steroid) prescribed and my mom died
    ... a new BP med. At the ER I was given prednisone and clonidine because the ER doctor said the prednisone would cause ... it did to 246/120. But they kept me there till the clonidine brought it back down to 160/90. They only gave me...

  38. wine and dried fruit sulfates cause bp, pulse spikes?
    ... old days of Toprol. I didn't take any additional clonidine , and both pulse and bp slowly went back towards normal...
    ... old days of Toprol. I didn't take any additional clonidine , and both pulse and bp slowly went back towards normal...

  39. High BP in the morning
    ... 00 and my BP was 150/105. After I take my meds the clonidine , it goes down almost 20 points on both! Go figure...
    ... 150/101 in the am this morning - took my 1/2 pill of clonidine at 7:00am. Went to work, took my BP, it was a bit ... m wondering if I need to get an adjustment to the clonidine since it seems to be the only med helping me out....
    ... knowledgeable than me can tell you. 1/2 of a .1mg of clonidine twice a day isn't much. I take .1mg three times a...
    ... knowledgeable than me can tell you. 1/2 of a .1mg of clonidine twice a day isn't much. I take .1mg three times a ... day. Well, I was thinking my clonidine wasn't enough. I took a whole clonidine this AM and ... am I took my lisinopril before anything. Took my clonidine around 11:00 or so. I hate to see what my BP is going...
    ... itself may not be doing anything, without it, your clonidine may not work as effectively. I can't remember all ... lisinopril to 40, then add in a diuretic. Then, maybe, clonidine . Pal...
    ... itself may not be doing anything, without it, your clonidine may not work as effectively. I can't remember all ... lisinopril to 40, then add in a diuretic. Then, maybe, clonidine . Pal My Lisinopril is at 20mg once a day...my ... clonidine is .01 mg once per day. I had been 1/2ing it due ... remember the doseage. Anyway, I'm stuck. My clonidine seems to be the only med that may work....but I thought...

  40. Diovan raising bp ?
    ... oddly. If I increase a dosage of a bp med (except for clonidine ), my bp actually goes up....

  41. Want to quit Toprol
    ... rate, like some of the Calcium Channel Blockers and Clonidine . If you can't easily cut down your Toprol pills...

  42. New, my HBP story with lots of Questions
    ... but do smoke about a pack a day. It took 2 doses of clonidine and a shot of ativan to get my BP down to normal at ... the ER. The ER put a clonidine patch on me, told me to follow up with my doc and ... stress but I don't go till March 1st. He kept me on the clonidine .....I take a .1 split in half morning and evening ... helps. He also wants me to start cutting back on the clonidine and make a log of my BP. I go back in a month unless ... Can HBP come on suddenly like mine did? Can the clonidine cause a person to feel anxious and does anxiety raise...

  43. Cass, mgraylorn or anyone with knowledge about clonidine...
    ... take norvasc, but i think it was mgraylorn that takes clonidine . I take .01 2x a day. My bp drops nicely but then...
    ... twice. I haven't experienced any back ache with clonidine . It may still be residual from your taking Norvasc...
    ... from the norvasc lingering. My gp just increased my clonidine to 4 pill daily. I spoke to the pharmacist and he ... in the pm. Im really worried bcuz i take the clonidine as directed but still gets the very high spikes. I...
    ... Someone on this board mentioned they take clonidine 5 times a day, so 4 times is not too frequent. When ... consistantly some period of time since your last dose of clonidine ? I would have thought taking clonidine every 6 hours...
    ... choice between trying the verapimil or adding more clonidine . How do you feel about taking the extra clonidine...
    ... i know about or recognize. I don't mind taking clonidine three or four times a day. I especially like it at ... added 120mgs of verapamil to be taken in the pm bcuz clonidine wears off. Started this combo today, and go to the...
    ... I can see if you waited 10 hours between clonidine doses you might have had a bit of rebound. Sounds...
    ... for a few wks and then the side effects started. Clonidine is really a great bp med for me without so many side...

  44. calcium channel blockers
    ... was prepared to stay on it, but my gp switched me to clonidine ....

  45. Which HBP medicine do you think have no big side effect ?
    ... cholesterol to rise) and avapro. So far, im taking clonidine for about two wks now and the only side effect is...

  46. Dealing with hbp early in life
    ... taking BP meds in 1979. The first medicine I took was clonidine which has a short life so I had to take it 4 times...

  47. Blood test, urinary tests and Echocardiograms
    ... been asking that all along!!!!!???? Anyway, the clonidine and lisinopril seem to be doing fine. I take 1/2 ... of .1 mg of clonidine in the early am the lisinopril at lunch and the other...
    ... current drug combo is working! The sleepiness from the clonidine should lessen as time goes on. Since you've checked...

  48. switching meds to find the right one, is it safe?
    ... but cardio changed it to torsemide. Now im on clonidine and so far no problems. Ive only been on clonidine...
    ... you have to wean off them. You should also wean off clonidine if you decide to discontinue it, but it is in its...

  49. bad muscle pain on movement with all bp tablets. HELP
    ... still in the process myself. Right now i am trying clonidine , verapamil, & torsemide. Just started clonidine don...

  50. how high is too high?
    ... must walk to keep glucose readings down. I started clonidine and hope it gives the same benefit as norvasc w/o...
    ... young age. Fingers crossed that you do great with Clonidine ! zuzu xx...
    ... You sound like you wrote my bio there. I am on the clonidine . .6 mg PRN and about 4 other things . My bp will still...

  51. Garlic = decrease in blood pressure
    ... bp med but i can't tolerate the back pain. On to clonidine ....

  52. Help Can't take Atenolol
    ... two calcium channel blockers Cassiebel recommended. Clonidine also lowers pulse and helps with palpatations. Clonidine ... or low to mid 80s. I take Tiazac (ditliazem) and clonidine and my resting pulse rate mostly stays in the 60s ... but I think I am starting to experience menopause. Clonidine is sometimes also used to ease menopausal symptoms...

  53. Another question regarding Chlonidine
    ... getting off the drug causes. Just like a beta blocker, clonidine causes rebound hypertension. I have been on and off ... clonidine since 1979 and it doesn't affect me when I stop. You...
    ... I haven't heard of any clonidine horror stories. I love it. I take .1mg three times ... gotten sensitive to alcohol but that may not be the clonidine . Sometimes on the weekends I've gone down to twice...
    ... norvasc last month, she told me she had considered clonidine but would not give it to me bcuz i quit meds too much ... and start. Somebody on this board had suggested clonidine to me, but iam worried about side effects. Im coming...
    ... Hi Everyone, I was on Clonidine .1mg for over a year. I never had any problems with ... me enough to stop the drug. In addition to the Clonidine I was also on Hyzaar 100/25mg, Norvasc 10mg and Lasix ... I was able to see my ankles again. I would take Clonidine again beforeI ever took Norvasc again. Dianne...

  54. Aldomet 500mgs x3..just diagnosed today??
    ... you this. Aldomet is a central acting agent like clonidine . And, I'm sure your dr selected this because you...

  55. uncontrolled high blood pressure
    ... that have helped others on this site. I have been on clonidine , vermapamil, taztia, toprol, atenolol, coragard, micardis...
    ... sorry I can't help you. I get excellent control with clonidine and taztia at fairly low doses. Have you checked...
    ... uncontrolled and all over the place. Now since taking clonidine , my bp finally dropped to acceptable levels, which...
    ... uncontrolled and all over the place. Now since taking clonidine , my bp finally dropped to acceptable levels, which...
    ... continue exercising due to severe back pain. I am now on clonidine and have started back to exercising. I noticed my...
    ... continue exercising due to severe back pain. I am now on clonidine and have started back to exercising. I noticed my...
    ... discuss with them. How is the med doing today? Clonidine ?...

  56. Clonidine Users
    ... I have taken clonidine on and off for a looooong time but never that much...
    ... I take .1mg clonidine 3 times a day along with a calcium channel blocker...

  57. SYSTOLIC vs. DIASTOLIC
    ... It is a capsule, so I can't cut it. The other is clonidine at .1mg 3 times a day. I'm thinking of going to twice ... symptoms. Either that or it could have been hormonal. Clonidine helps those symptoms too. After taking the .1mg later...
    ... decision all the rest are easy. mgraylorn, My, that clonidine seems to be quite the addictive little bugger! I think...

  58. Stopping HRT reduced blood pressure
    ... currently taking two blood pressure medicines, Diovan and Clonidine . Previously, I was taking HRT and having frequent...
    ... currently taking two blood pressure medicines, Diovan and Clonidine . Previously, I was taking HRT and having frequent...
    ... had bad reactions to most of them. The diovan and clonidine seem to agree with me the best, but the clonidine...
    ... had bad reactions to most of them. The diovan and clonidine seem to agree with me the best, but the clonidine...

  59. How do you wean off beta blockers?
    ... hardly eat without spiking. I was also taking clonidine (still am), and have read that beta blockers and clonidine...

  60. Has anyone taken or take clonidine hcl???
    ... I am the poster girl for clonidine . I sing its praises all the time. It is one of the ... I am on 180 mg tiazac (cardizem, a ccb) and .1 mg clonidine 3 X a day. These normally keep me around 116/65, ... couple of times I've been 92/50 and pulse of 45. Clonidine side effects I have experienced are minor and are ... wouldn't happen, lol! As mentioned in another post, clonidine is fast acting, lowering bp in 30-60 minutes. Unfortunatel ... did not get as good a control as with the pills. Clonidine is an old drug, so it is also fairly cheap....
    ... your original plan, Lisinopril in the morning and clonidine in the late afternoon. The reason I say this is because ... clonidine has sleepiness as a common side effect. If you have...
    ... I have also taken Clonidine .1mg twice a day with no side effects. It was the ... different medications. I was on Hyzaar, Norvasc, Clonidine , and Lasix for my blood pressure. This was a good ... my kidneys and my blood pressure was too low so the Clonidine was discontinued as well as the Hyzaar when I was ... hospital. I had heard quite a few horror stories about Clonidine and at first I didn't want to take it but I never...
    ... I I had heard quite a few horror stories about Clonidine and at first I didn't want to take it but I never...
    ... take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night. Remember clonidine is only good for 8-16 hours before it wears off. ... with how well your other medication works and use the clonidine to fill in the gaps, so to speak....

  61. Ok..After another urgent care visit!!!!
    ... Steely, The clonidine (a potent med) seems to have acted pretty much the ... way it should have: Tablet Clonidine hydrochloride acts relatively rapidly. The patient ... occurring within 2 to 4 hours. The plasma level of clonidine hydrochloride peaks in approximately 3 to 5 hours ... the absorbed dose is metabolized in the liver. Clonidine stimulates alpha-adrenoreceptors in the brain stem ... pulse rate has been observed in most patients given clonidine , but the drug does not alter normal hemodynamic response ... exercise. Are you supposed to continue taking the clonidine at home?...
    ... Steely, The clonidine (a potent med) seems to have acted pretty much the ... have: Are you supposed to continue taking the clonidine at home? Yes for a week before I see my regular...
    ... Clonidine slows heart rate and is great at bringing down high ... down some when I am anxious. I really, really like clonidine . It does give me some constipation and can sometimes ... that things would start coming down in 30 minutes. Clonidine was a godsend then. If I were you, I would ditch ... of the night that sent me to the emergency room. Clonidine also comes in a patch form called Catapres. One patch ... what you are taking but it isn't a good idea to take clonidine with a beta blocker on a regular basis. It makes...

  62. Does an "Insulin Resistance" diet improve blood pressure?
    ... the 20th I've been 129/74 ave and that's without any clonidine . ( haven't been able to do that without a clonidine...
    ... 50mg of atenolol and Benicar 40/25. It was the .1 clonidine I have been able to cut (so far). Can't honestly say...
    ... Hi beer, im off norvasc now and i take clonidine . So far no complaints. My bp is good finally and ... i can exercise now. I have only been on clonidine for about a wk and it doesn't cause my back or legs...
    ... start. JTU, Been wondering how you are doing on the clonidine . How do you schedule it with your other meds? What...
    ... 130/82. I still haven't gotten the hang of using clonidine yet. Bcuz it makes me sleepy, i usally don't take ... on wth the norvasc. I was soooo scared to dry the clonidine but now im so glad i did. I won't know for sure about ... ahead and try it. I had read so many bad things about clonidine , such as depression, mental problems and addiction...
    ... Hopefully you will be like me and as you take clonidine for awhile you will not notice the sleepiness as much...
    ... Thank u Cass. I like the sleepiness part of clonidine . I was on so many bp meds that caused insomnia that...

  63. Concerned with B/P Readings
    ... last reading was 170/120. I am on many types of meds, clonidine , vermapmil, nadolo. The clonidine helped for awhile...

  64. Wean from Norvasc
    ... with BenicarHCT 40/25, Atenolol 50, and a 1/2 of a clonidine when it decides to go up. Usually I'm in the 130s...

  65. renin levels
    ... started swelling due to the Norvasc so the doctor added Clonidine and Lasix in addition to the Hyzaar and Norvasc. It...
    ... dianne, After just READING: clonidine , lasix, Hyzaar (thiazide +losartan) and Norvasc, I...

  66. coming off toprol xl
    ... back to a pulse lowering calcium channel blocker and clonidine , which also lowers pulse. I used to medicate the ... spikes with clonidine before I went back to the CCB. Before going to ... something like xanax, you might consider asking about clonidine to take when you have a spike. It takes about 30 ... for the drug to kick in and lasts 8 to 12 hours. Clonidine also comes in a patch form, Catapres. If these spikes ... bit easier to get off of than an anti-anxiety drug. Clonidine is an old drug, so it is relatively cheap too....

  67. Toprol xl and avapro
    ... anyway? That is awfully high. Has anyone ever mentioned clonidine for lowering extrenely HBP? My cardio gave me some...
    ... much. Although i promised i wouldn't stop taking clonidine abruptly, she gave me norvasc 5 mgs and im already...

  68. CCB vs Beta Blockers?
    ... was taking that drug alone. I now take Tiazac with clonidine (another drug which slows heartrate) and my resting...
    ... permanent. I am getting good control with a CCB and clonidine now....
    ... If you don't mind me asking, how much clonidine do you take? I took just 1/2 of .1mg yesterday and...
    ... I take .1mg 3 times a day of clonidine . Sometimes my blood pressure will get a bit higher ... numbers in the 102-108/61-63 these days. I like clonidine . Its a bit of a pain to remember to take it 3 times ... range in the middle of the night, I'd pop an extra clonidine and hang on for 30 minutes until the numbers went...

  69. Ok...bad bad christmas party effects on BP!
    ... numbers. I take a calcium channel blocker (Tiazac) and clonidine , about .1 mg 3 times a day. Anybody heard of this...

  70. Dizziness
    ... Hello Everyone: I am presently taking clonidine .1mg 5x's/day. This is the only medication that seems ... replacement. I have decided to try and cut back on my clonidine since my bp is doing good. (I hate taking drugs and ... of this? I know that you have to slowly wean from clonidine and that is what I am trying to do. When I go back ... just don't make sense. Do you think after taking clonidine for so many years that it has done something to my...
    ... I take clonidine along with a calcium channel blocker. I currently ... Do you change anything else besides reducing the clonidine ? Have you recently started any new vitamins or dietary...

  71. caffeine elevates blood pressure?
    ... caffeine. I take tiazac, a calcium channel blocker and clonidine , both of which slow heartrate. I didn't keep a ... Once I got off the Toprol and went back to tiazac and clonidine , my heartrate does not seem as coupled to blood pressure...
    ... quirkiness of my physiology, maybe it acts opposite to the clonidine which I take. I put the tea bag in the hot water...

  72. Breaking news: Higher mortality rate with combo calcium channel blockers/diuretics???
    ... ccb does not completely control my bp, and so I take clonidine in addition. My resting numbers average one teens...

  73. Alternative to Drugs?
    ... because of summer short sleeve weather. I went to clonidine pills which put me to sleep. I gave them up to increase ... raised my bp. Went back to tiazac 180 mg, kept my clonidine pills to even out the highs and tried other drugs ... made me really sick. I went back to Tiazac 180 and clonidine pills, .1 mg three times a day. Sometimes I increase ... the clonidine , but have taken no more than .4 mg per day for quite ... some time. I've adjusted to the clonidine so it usually doesn't make me sleepy. My bp is normally ... of 93/52. I'm considering trying to cut my evening clonidine dose to .05 and see what happens. I started brisk ... get rid of the remaining 22 pounds I can get off the clonidine , or just take .1 mg per day. I just don't believe...

  74. A Little Poll....
    ... Capoten, Tenormin, Inderal, Vasotec, Norvasc, Hyzaar, Clonidine , Toprol. My present medications are: Cozaar 100mg...

  75. Cold all the time and not beta blocker?
    ... medications? I am on tiazac (calcium channel blocker) and clonidine . They have slowed my heartrate - I think pre medication...


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