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    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    4/9/2016 1:16:17 PM

    Reviewer: Jo, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have had very bad side effects hair loss, tiredness, dry mouth, I stop taking it.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    10/21/2015 12:24:22 AM

    Reviewer: I luv 2 read j, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have been taking this medication for 3 months. The last month my lips are so dry and I do experience dry mouth during the night. I take it in conjunction with Metaprolol and they make me sleepy. Cannot take them early in the day. I use chapstick all day. Very bothersome .

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    8/17/2015 7:30:39 PM

    Reviewer: GLGL, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Typical side effects: Dry Mouth (night), Pace Maker working harder at night due to slow HR. BP still spikes when working moderate workout on treadmill. Constipation solved with Magnesium Supplement which also eliminated evening cramps in my legs. Wake up with heavy legs until I have walked around a bit. Had to reduce to .05mg three times a day as side effects with .1mg tablet somewhat severe. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    5/3/2015 10:44:41 AM

    Reviewer: Brian, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been on this medicine for a year now my Dr. had me taking twice a day the first dose was of a morning not long after I was ready for a nap not good I am a truck driver so I always had to stop take a nap we changed to taking this medicine at night so I take at 8pm I sleep really good the only down fall is the dry mouth I have that last till about 10am it seams like

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    2/1/2015 11:19:54 PM

    Reviewer: binkey, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Been taking for 4 days and blood pressure has dropped dramatically- so it has done what was intended. Side affects so far are a VERY DRY MOUTH (like swallowing cotton balls!), very tired within an hours of taking pill and sleep has been sparatic due to having to urinate more due to to excessive consumption of water to combat dry mouth (.1 2x daily), and have seem to have lost sexual desire. Have ... Show Full Comment

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