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Condition: High Blood Pressure
3/22/2015 7:02:13 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Been taking the generic now since it came out and it isn't lowering my BP at all. Prior to this had good results with the brand name for at least 10 years 145/75, now I'm lucky if I can get to 154/95. now trying with doxazosin and diltiazem.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
3/19/2015 1:07:20 PM

Reviewer: Hanifah43, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Converted fron Diovan to the generic Valsartan. It's not lowering my BP at all. I am taking 160 twice daily. But it just does not effect my BP. Sitting in Dr. Office right now. Waiting for her to see what else we can do, Diovan is much to costly for me, need to make Valsartan work.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
3/17/2015 11:27:04 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication is dangerous. The first day, my BP spiked higher and heart rate went into the basement. After that I experienced 24 hour dizziness, severe fatigue, heart pounding, head buzzing, headache and left arm pain. One night recently I fainted and fell on the hard floor giving me a concussion. I have been off this medicine for over a week now but it still feels like it's in my system. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
3/13/2015 2:57:09 AM

Reviewer: Quilter64, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have taken Diovan for about five years, worked well, kept my BP within the normal range. Insurance switched to Valsartan less than a month ago and my BP is 160s/90s and 100s. I was only taking 80 mg of Diovan once a day. With Valsartan I doubled that when my BP was getting out of hand. My doctor now wants me to go to 320 mg of the Valsartan. I started that yesterday and have not seen a decrease ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
1/9/2015 2:08:08 PM

Reviewer: Concerned educated patient, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have taken Diovan for 10 years. My insurance changed it to Valsartan. I have been coughing for two months, lost my voice for a week, my asthma got worse, I am dizzy all the time. this drug is dangerous!!!!

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