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    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    10/26/2013 11:18:33 AM

    Reviewer: barbquil, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    It has kept my blood pressure down to normal range. No problems with it at all. Am satisfied with the product.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    10/7/2013 1:48:13 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Since the drug co. switched from Diovan to Valsartan, my BP has been about 10 points higher in general. One thing I've noticed is that my fingernails are splitting and peeling. Has anyone else had this problem?

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    9/24/2013 6:24:44 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Experienced severe irregular heartbeat, chest pain and stomach discomfort.Was taking Diovan with no problems. My drug insurance company switched my prescription from Diovan to the generic Valsartan. Stopped taking Valsartan and all symptons ceased within 3 days. Returned to taking Diovan with no problems.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    8/13/2013 9:27:48 AM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took Diovan for years with no problem. My insurance changed me to generic. Have had daily nausea and at first couldn't figure out the cause.I stopped on my own after 3 months of taking it because I almost passed out from the dizziness and nausea.I'll look for another med that works. This has been hell.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    7/26/2013 11:53:11 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    First day of taking I got a very bad stomach ache, second day was even worst could not get out of bed. I hated it. But my Insurance won't pay for the brand anymore. This is a shame since it doesn't even control my pressure.

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