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A 59-year-old male asked:

Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ace inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? what class of medication is it in for hbp?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Cental alpha agonist: Clonidine acts on the central Alpha receptors and lowers sympathetic tone which lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Clonidine is not a good long term medication due to numerous side effects and ideally has be used for short duration only.

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