Clonidine vs Guanfacine

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Clonidine is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Clonidine belongs to a class of drugs (central alpha agonists) that act in the brain to lower blood pressure. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Guanfacine acts in the brain. It decreases certain nerve signals from the brain to the blood vessels and the heart. This causes the blood vessels to relax so that blood can flow more easily and also slows the heart rate. These effects help to lower blood pressure. OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This drug may also be used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Clonidine 0.2mg tablets | 23.04.13
I take Clonidine 0.2mg tablets 3-times daily and they have defiitely decreased my continually high systolic blood pressure reading (was averaging 160-170 to the 130's.However, my pulse has decreased from the mid 50's to average of 46-47 which taps my energy level substantially.
TJ | 29.03.13
Started Clonidine HCL 0.2 MG twice daily, about a week ago. My high BP was very stubborn, even after a change of lifestyle and regular exercise. Clonidine started working immediately and by day two my BP was down tp 118/72. It does have a very calming and relaxing effect, which can be a tad annoying at work. Plus the dry mouth can be bothersome. But all in all I'm a firm believer in the effectiven ...
guest | 26.01.13
I have been on Clonindine for a couple of months. My experience has been hair loss and it drained the color from my skin. Anyone else have these side effects... and if so when you stopped taking it did the color return to your skin and the hair quit falling out. I'm depressed over that.
Dorcas | 06.01.13
Been taking this for a couple of months. I take 1 .1 pill in the evening & a patch all day. I have bad heartburn, breathlessness & tiredness. I go to the dr's in a couple of days & I want off. I will carry it for emergency but that's it. I also take Benicar HCT 40/15.
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sarena1964 | 08.07.13
My 9.5 yr old ADHD (diagnosed 1 yr ago and no meds given at the time), suddenly after a family death in January started have what I call Grand Mall Tantrums that scared the beegeezes out of me and my son. Worked with an outpatient crisis center for children as she was becoming violent. After 5 weeks they prescribed this medication and this time I opted to use. She also was told 1/2 pill in morning and 1/2 at night. Very lethargic and complained constantly of that. After 2 weeks started to see dramatic reduction in behaviors. After 4 months of being on it, the Grand Mall tantrums are GONE!! She still is hot headed but has a window to think and her reaction is so much better. Grades improved and I highly recommend. Con - there is NOT enough studies on the affects this has on children. They really don't even know how it works, let alone the long term affects. I will keep her on it for 1 year and take her off slowly and see if it was a behavior.
guest | 28.04.13
My 8 year old son is taking half 1mg tab morning and half at night of guanfacine, and one 20mg tab of vyvanse for adhd/odd, so far after being on the guanaficine for a week in a half he is still very moody and very aggressive with outbursts of anger. We are checking back in with his doctor in 6 wks with the results of this drug to let him know if it son has complained of some neck and upper arm pain since starting this medication. Unsure if its a side effect of the medication...
guest | 25.02.13
I am 20 and yes I still have ADHD this is a very good medication. It is perfect for work and I don't fell slowed down. It is like when i take this medication my ADHD i gone for as long as it's in my system.