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Condition: High Blood Pressure
6/25/2014 2:24:58 PM

Reviewer: hi700, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking this med for 3 years.I have 80mg tab of which i cut in half. Half works fine for me. The side affect that i had was mild pain in my right leg.The pain went away after a few days.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/26/2014 5:38:16 PM

Reviewer: bmoregram, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Have been on this med for a number of years. It has lowered my bp from approx. 145/90 to 125/80. Not great but not bad. I take 80/12.5. But as some other reviewers have said, I've had many symptoms that I hadn't been attributing as side effects of this med, but may well be: nagging dry hacking cough (the worst symptom), sleep problems, lethargy, depression, weight gain, vision deterior ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/7/2014 11:29:54 PM

Reviewer: Jo JO, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was on this medication over ten years. My hair start falling out in the last two yrs. I c/o to my Dr. about palpitation that I believe was related to this medication. I even went to ER. My Dr. finally d/c me from this medication. It does have a lot of sutle side effects. cramping lower ext. tingling in fingers. insomnia.Bp out of control even when your taking your meds on time.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
1/26/2014 5:38:28 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
taking this drug in conjunction with generic Toprol (metoprolol succinate) to control blood pressure to lower heart rate. it seems to have been effective at first to control resting blood pressure but now there seems the drug combination is not controlling as well as it once was. pcp considering changing drug or prescription strength for this condition

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/5/2013 11:56:48 PM

Reviewer: Goldieboy, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I persisted with this drug for 3 years,through bouts of flue like symptoms and diarreah and it made not the slightest difference to my blood pressure which has always been 140/90.As soon as I stopped taking it the symptoms stopped.I take nothing now and blood pressure is still 140/90,the only ones unhappy are the CEOs of the drug companys.

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