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Condition: High Blood Pressure
6/11/2008 11:33:54 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Started on 20 mg 6 years ago, right after it became available on the market. Worked great at first. Then side effects started to get worse and worse and bp started to creep back up. Been battling high triglycerides for most of time on it despite taking statin. They were fine before drug. Side effects are not worth it and it is too expensive. Dr refused to take me off it despite repeated requ ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
6/8/2008 6:18:17 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Dropped from the 40 to the 20, but still having readings of 85/60. Prior readings were 140/90. Can't seem to find the ideal amount. Have been getting palpatations, especially at night-feels like extra heart beats and skips. I think this has also led to general lethargy. Don't think the tradeoff is worth it.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
6/6/2008 6:47:30 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
it helped lower my b/P

Condition: High Blood Pressure
6/3/2008 11:42:21 PM

Reviewer: COOPER, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

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

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