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Condition: High Blood Pressure
6/29/2010 1:06:55 PM

Reviewer: bizzybee, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took meds after developing HBP and Trying to conceive. Dosage was upped 500mg 3x a day after 8 months. It helped my BP...for a while. It stopped working, FATIGUE, mood changes, dizzy feeling all the time period stopped for 2months after final dosage increased. Liver function test show elevated levels and I switched to labetalol last week. My doc is testing me for Liver function, HEP B and HEP C wh ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/28/2010 4:33:26 PM

Reviewer: Amber, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Started taking this medication because my husband and I wanted to try for a baby. Took it for 1 year and suffered through extreme fatigue, extreme dry mouth, muscle pains, lack of motivation, dizziness. Had no ambition to leave home at least not before a nap. Continued to take hoping it was best for possible pregnancy. Never got pregnant. After doing more research found this could make pregnancy d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
10/14/2009 12:16:47 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking this med b/c we are trying to get pregnant, this one should be safe for my baby. After one week of taking twice a day, my BP was back down to 110/78. I have seen it as high as 174/102, so this is great news. The first 3-4 doses I did get a little sleepy and dizzy feeling but for those results I will sleep for a bit.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
10/12/2009 4:04:08 PM

Reviewer: Julie, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was recently switched to Methyldopa in June of this year. My husband and I are planning on extending our family so this was a safe medication for me. I was currently on Micardis which I didn't like. Methyldopa has been fantastic. I have no side effects and my blood pressure has been great.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
10/12/2009 6:43:34 AM

Reviewer: Dawn Anonymous, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started with 250 mg twice daily, and then after three weeks was moved to 500 mg twice daily. This was to decrease the chances of me fainting due to side effects. I have experienced dry mouth, dizziness, and a few other mild side effects but they always go away within 3-5 days. I am also trying to conceive, so I was switched to this from diovan. I recommend anyone taking it to up the dose slowly ... Show Full Comment

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