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    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    1/27/2019 7:16:16 PM

    Reviewer: Jeremy25, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Caused increased anxiety, dizziness and shortness of breath.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    1/20/2019 2:41:16 AM

    Reviewer: Southern California mom. , 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    This is my second time on Bystolic. The second time around I went from 2.5 mg to 5.0 mg. The doubling of dose was due to my increased hypertension. At 5.0 I noticed a dramatic increase in extreme tiredness and dizziness. I lost motivation to get my daily chores done. The increase in dose really did not help decrease my high blood pressure either! I gained 5 pounds right away and have been unab ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    4/29/2018 6:05:25 PM

    Reviewer: MichaelP, 55-64 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:
    The best beta blocker (possibly the best HBP medication) due to it's antioxidant properties, increase in nitric oxide and improvement of artery function. It also has great heart rate control. This is one of the few drugs that can be taken alone without adding other medications. It seems to cover all bases and has a great safety profile.Side effects (if any) are minimal compared to other drug c ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    3/19/2018 12:07:07 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been taking BP medication for many years which was effective but not great. I started on Bystolic a few months ago and the pressure has dropped to a very nice level. A few drawbacks, slight weight gain and a few headaches but not enough to quit the medication.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    3/3/2018 3:43:47 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have had hypertension for 14 years. Also I have taken a common beta blocker. My bood pressure was no longer responding to this med although the dose was increased and I was on two other meds for hypertension. As soon as I stated Bystolic, my B\P dropped signicantly, systolic as well as diastolic. I remain on the other two meds. I have no side effects and feel great. BYSTOLIC IS TOO EXPENSIVE. I ... Show Full Comment

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