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Condition: High Blood Pressure
9/3/2009 12:20:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
On and off over the years I have taken this drug. I have taken it in its patch form and as a pill. My results were: When I first use the patch or take the pill it effectively drops my blood pressure. The side effects are so bad that I can't do my work. Falling asleep while trying to write computer code doesn't exactly make my boss happy. After I have been taking the medication ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
8/21/2009 12:54:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I take this to help lower my Blood Pressure, It made me very sleepy, and caused my muscles to be very tired. Took a lot of energy just to step up onto a curb. I now take it at night , so my days will be clear. Hasn't done a lot for my Blood Pressure. I would not buy another prescription.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
7/18/2009 9:49:07 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
i was having breakthrough hypertension at work; my doctor added catapres .01 2x/day or as needed. it work well and quickly to drop my BP. side effects: i get terrible dry mouth from it for about 3 hours once it starts to work, and have noticed that my heartrate quickly speeds up with exercise, which is disturbing. despite the side effects, i still find it a great drug for breakthrough hypertension ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
2/13/2008 6:59:54 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Lots of trouble sleeping. Had to ask for sleeping meds. Quit taking catapres after one month.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
12/26/2007 10:44:17 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:

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