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Condition: High Blood Pressure
12/2/2013 9:06:51 PM

Reviewer: pc, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Going on 3 months of Benicar HCT after 3 months of Benicar AND Bistolic. Lowered my BP to about 130/80 for the most part but now trending back to 140-150 on top. Lots of chest tightness, light-headedness and just feeling not well. For many it works great, not sure how this will turn out in my case. I'll update if it makes sense. Oh yeah VERY expensive. 54 yrs old.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
11/19/2013 8:00:09 AM

Reviewer: Javi, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Not totally satiesfied.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
11/15/2013 10:17:58 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This is the third medication I have used to lower my b.p. and thank goodness it seems to be doing a good job. The first week was rough due to bad leg cramps, but by the second week they were gone. Prior to this med my b.p. averaged 150/106. (and for the 24hours I tried to quit smoking 174/106) Now I am 124/80.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
11/15/2013 1:43:54 PM

Reviewer: Sherrys59, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Been on Benicar HCT 40/25 for years. Script dosage was doubled about 8 years ago. Feeling fine, BP 120/76 or lower. My toes have been numb and the numbness seems to change but doesn't really cause me any trouble and they look normal just a little tingle/numbness but unsure whether it is the meds. Might be from what I have read here from others. Due to cost and no insurance for the time being ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
11/2/2013 9:57:17 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Before Benicar no other drugs worked and my blood pressure was 180 over 120 and Doctor said I was ready to have a stroke. After being on Benicar for over a year now, my blood pressure is 120 over 72 with no side effects.

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