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Md's plan is to abruptly stop toprol (metoprolol) XL (side effects) for lisinopril. The lido effect will help mimimize change of BP bump from the drug withdrawal?
No: Catapres (clonidine) helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system (which results in a rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressures). Although Lisinopril is also a blood pressure medicine, it's mechanism of action is completely different. It is in a drug class called an ace inhibitor. ...Read more