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    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    1/10/2011 3:07:31 PM

    Reviewer: zemia, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with high blood pressure some 20 yrd ago and started on Catapres. Since then I've changed PCP's and they have tried to change me from Catapres to the "new" drugs only to have my BP get out of control. The generic seems to work, though not as well as the original name brand. If anyone is having with feeling tired, I suggest talking with your dr about adjusting your ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    6/11/2010 12:20:13 PM

    Reviewer: Clonadine, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Has helped in the control of high blood pressure for me. I do sometimes run out but not for more than a couple days without any side effects. I feel that it could cause ED in men my age.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    4/19/2010 11:20:19 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    -Nearly eliminated libido. -Resting heart rate is 48-54. -B/P usually 136/82, was 180/100 before taking medication. -Only take one pill at night 0.2 mg. -Completely stopped smoking cold turkey, no withdrawal, no cheating, from 2 packs per day.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    3/25/2010 8:47:34 AM

    Reviewer: ccbb10, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Have been having a problem with long dormant alopecia and am concerned that catapres is aggravating it.. Wondering if anyone else has had the problem.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    12/17/2009 9:04:09 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Been on for 2 weeks and has helped lower the bp but makes me very tired. Hopefully will adjust to it soon and not be as tired.

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