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Would lisinopril help with opiate withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Reginald Gohh
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