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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Benicar HCT Oral.

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Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/22/2015 3:40:21 PM

Reviewer: rayv0728, 55-64 Male 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:
I experienced weakness when I first started taking it, especially lightheadedness when getting up too fats from a crouching position. My doctor cut the medication in half, and I have had no problems since then. I have been taking it with no side effects for approx. 9 months. My BP is under control.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/20/2015 3:43:44 PM

Reviewer: ktheodore, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking this medication for about 6years, works ok...downside, frequent urination, if in sun for a while,takes several months for tan to go away, eyesight has gotten worse with each year. Now wearing prescription glasses after taking for 2nd yr. Weight gain and hard to get rid of.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/20/2015 11:07:04 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking med for 3wks. Extremely dizzy, lightheaded, pain in my neck and pressure in the back of my head, blurred vision. Right arm numb. frequent headache's Dr. gv me 3wks of samples. I do think this is right for me. going to Dr. tomorrow

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/1/2015 6:38:35 PM

Reviewer: Rama, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i am taking this medicine since last fifteen days. I have developed dry cough which is very annoying.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
2/6/2015 4:45:48 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Good, not great med. it does it's job but does have chronic side effects, ie frequent urination for a few hours after taking each day due to the HCT compound. Some hair loss, mild but annoying.

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