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Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/19/2008 4:26:26 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had high blood preasure for 36 years about 140/95. I have been taking clonidine. In the last two months it has gone to 250/180. I added Benicar 40 about 2 months ago. My preasure is now 180/140. It is just staying there after a freefall that was scary. I can not get the bottom to go down so the top can go down. My doctor got cold feet over it and wants me to go into a hospital even thou ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/18/2008 7:35:42 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was started on Benicar 40mg about 3 years ago after experiencing mild elevations in blood pressure. Dosage dropped to 20 mg shortly after starting. Has worked well for me and keeps my BP within range even if I take only every other day. Recently, blood work revealed elevated liver enzymes. After reading some reviews about reported liver problems, I will address this with my physician. Am awai ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/17/2008 11:27:06 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This was the absolute best BP medication I have ever taken but couldn't afford it. VERY expensive when you are only making 15G a year. Had to switch to Lisinopril which is working fine for me.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/7/2008 5:51:24 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Benicar 20mg for several years. My blood pressure was elevated and my dosage was changed to 40mg. After a couple of years, I had severe pain in my heel and upper back. I went back to the doctor several times about my heel, had it x-rayed and was told I have a small spur.(Not bad enough to cause so much pain) I asked her to change my bp medication. Less than a week and all pain was gon ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/7/2008 1:28:13 PM

Reviewer: beth, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i am more sleepier with it.. but other then that it works!!!

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