I have a question maybe someone can help me with i take ritalin ir and concentra as well as lisinapro for blood pressure and notice i get headaches ive increased lisinapro from 10 to 15 mg and its helped but ive heard that theirs blood pressure meds that also help with adhd anyone knpw anything about this and if it worked for them hoping to lower doses of adhd meds
Adhd and high blood pressure?
Question posted by toddcas on 9 March 2012
Last updated on 23 October 2012 by tazc23
I was given 30 mg of adderal to control my ADHD and also clonidine to "turn it off" as my doctor would put it but I realized it meant that it would lower my blood pressure at the end of the day so I could go to sleep. My blood pressure never did return to normal. If I continued to have headache I used to also have to take Nifediprine.
Hello, first Ritalin immediate release (a popular generic name is Methylin) and Concerta, which is basically, a brand, long-acting formulation of methylphenidate which is the generic name of Ritalin. Unless, for some rare circumstance, you should not be taking these together because, except for the long-acting action of the Concerta, and serving a rare situation. Secondly, there is not a formal contradiction to administering methylphenidate to an individual with hypertension, close monitoring of the blood pressure is essential. A person, with essential hypertension, is not uncommon for this person to receive an antihypertive, a good, common one of these is Lisinopril and can be given with Ritalin; again, however, pressure must, must be closely monitored and some providers do an EKG to ensure the function of the Cardiac muscle, is working as it should. Hope this helps, Cindy
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