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Capoten vs. Jenloga

Are Capoten and Jenloga the Same Thing?

Capoten (captopril) and Jenloga (clonidine hydrochloride) are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Capoten is also used to treat heart failure, and to prevent kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes.

Jenloga is also used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Capoten and Jenloga belong to different drug classes. Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and Jenloga is a central alpha agonist.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Capoten?

Common side effects of Capoten include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Jenloga?

Common side effects of Jenloga include:

  •  dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • headache
  • nausea, or
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia)

What Is Capoten?

Capoten (captopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor prescribed for treating high blood pressure, heart failure, and for preventing kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. Capoten is available as a generic drug.

What Is Jenloga?

Jenloga (clonidine hydrochloride) extended release is a central alpha agonist used for high blood pressure (hypertension). Jenloga is also approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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What Drugs Interact With Capoten?

Capoten may interact with gold injections, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, drugs that can dilate blood vessels, aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Jenloga?

Jenloga may interact with alcohol and antidepressants, narcotic pain relievers, barbiturates, and sedatives such as alprazolam (Xanax) and clonazepam (Klonopin). Tell your doctor all medications you take. If you are pregnant, only take Jenloga if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Jenloga is excreted into breast milk.

How Should Capoten Be Taken?

Capoten dose ranges from 25-150 mg two or three times daily.

How Should Jenloga Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Jenloga is 1 tablet, twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018
References

FDA. Capoten Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/018343s084lbl.pdf
FDA. Jenloga Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/022331lbl.pdf
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