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    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    8/28/2016 7:23:50 PM

    Reviewer: No meds, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Do not take this drug. It can kill you. Why it has not been taken off the market is inexcusable. About 1200 pending lawsuits. Why our system allows pharmas to kill people is horrrendous.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    5/12/2016 12:11:22 AM

    Reviewer: lifeisgood720, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Immediate heartburn. Messes with my bowels. But the constant heartburn is the worst. Stopped taking it.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    4/19/2016 9:37:47 AM

    Reviewer: laurie2860, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had tried numerous prescription drugs to control my high blood pressure brought on by my fibromyalgia and diabetes. This is the ONLY drug that has worked for me, period. No side effects. Downside - very expensive. I am disabled and on Medicare. My insurance would not cover the dosage my doctor had prescribed, so we had to come up with a plan that was acceptable by Medicare in order for me t ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    2/17/2016 8:43:49 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    this med made me feel worse than about any other I have taken for my BP. Within about a half hour of taking it, it felt like all my muscles had been overworked and fatigued. I also felt very tense and edgy. It also didn't control my BP as I had readings ranging from 270/140 to 224/114. So my doc has recently changed that med. I personally wouldn't recommend it.

    Condition: High Blood Pressure
    12/21/2015 8:40:19 AM

    Reviewer: (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Long term usage, too many side effects to mention, all were life altering side effects. Kept my B/P down, but the trade off wasn't worth it. Trying to find a new med,

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