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Condition: High Blood Pressure
7/13/2015 1:12:37 PM

Reviewer: Dizzylr, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm a 52 year old male who has been taking this drug for 10+ years. Side effects will sneak up on you with this medication. Yes, it did control my BP. I have a long list of side effects that are to may to list here. Extreme fatigue and breathing issues are my latest problem. My joints ache and I feel like I'm falling apart. Before I started this medication, I was a healthy active man ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
6/4/2015 3:10:20 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have tried all my life to avoid doctors and medication but at the age of 43 had to begin treating high BP. Tried two other meds. little or no positive results. Benicar has maintained BP at very good levels at low dosage with zero side effects. I don't recommend taking drugs but if it's absolutely necessary I would recommend this one.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/22/2015 7:56:08 PM

Reviewer: JFindy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Switched from lisinopril to Benicar because of the chronic cough and continual sinus infections I was getting from taking the ACE inhibitor. My cough cleared up in two days after the switch, and as long as I take the medication at night, I'm not bothered by dizziness.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
3/1/2015 5:30:05 PM

Reviewer: done with ARB, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Benicar was the 3rd ARB my doctor prescribed when I developed a cough from lisinopril. With each successive script, my blood pressure increased until it reached 179/106. I felt horrible, my heart pounded and urination decreased. I had only been on benicar one week. I saw the PA and said I would go back to lisinopril despite the cough. After 3 days my BP was back to 131/80. Apparently, ARBs are co ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
1/24/2015 12:41:55 PM

Reviewer: Sharon, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Found this online about lawsuits on this drug Dr threw at me samples to take BP is around 150/84 age 67 What do you think? Iam not going to start this...I have already IBS http://www.drugwatch.com/benicar/lawsuits/

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