Benicar HCT User Reviews

Benicar HCT - User Reviews

Benicar HCT User Reviews

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Comment from: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: February 11

Started on an ACE about 3-1/2 years ago. Started having a cough, and my BP was not controlled. Was switched to Benicar, and the cough was gone in a little over a week. I read the posts on this drug, and had to respond. This drug did what it was suppose to do, lower my blood pressure. I have not had any side effects and I have been on it for over three years, no kidney issues, fatigue, etc. In fact this is the best that I have felt in years! I was a little dizzy at times for the first few days, but my DR told me that is was just the medicine lowering my BP. He said that it took many years to raise my BP to 180/120, and I was lowering it in a few days. That would cause the dizziness. Sure enough in a few days it was gone. My BP has remained at 117/ 75 for three years. I can't ask for anything better. Yes it is more expensive than a generic. I pay $20 a month. Ask your DR for samples, they will give them to you each visit. For me the $10 increase in cost, over the generic, far outweighs the side effects. As far as the people that have crazy side effects, and stop taking the medicine, and within a day or a few hours they are gone, I don't think it was the medicine. These drugs take weeks to get into you system, and weeks to get out. Even after you stop taking them. Maybe it was all in your head, or was it something your friends at the local Bingo parlor told you that they experienced, and now you have it to. The mind is a powerful drug in its own right! Give the medicine and chance, and let it do what it is suppose to do. I read that one lady said that her husband lost his libido on this drug. Viagra, and the other ED drugs are failed BP drugs. This drug should help his little soldier stand at attention as she said. If you do research on this drug, you will find that it fights the hormone that constricts the veins. If more blood is flowing to parts of the body, then… Think about it! Good luck with this drug, you will not be disappointed! A++

Related Reading: cough | Benicar | fatigue

Comment from: 46 male, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: May 03

Blurred vision, headaches,dry mouth,memory loss and loss of desire for daily activities. I am taking 40/25mg

Related Reading: dry mouth

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year Published: January 30

Half of the hair on my head fell out over a nine month period! It also caused my blood pressure to fall very low at times- I felt faint. . . (not good while driving.

Comment from: Dave, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 20

Immediately after starting Benicar, I had Dizzy spells while getting up from a chair. A month afer starting on Benicar, I started feeling nauseous and tired with some blurred vision. After my two month checkup, my Creatinine levels were at dangerous levels. I was going into Kidney failure! This is a strong drug. Be cautious using it and sensitinve to the side effects.

Related Reading: Kidney failure

Comment from: makem, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: November 08

This medication made me dizzy and caused me to loss conciousness and i collapsed becaused it droped my blood pressure drastically. I only used this pill for 4 days and have had to stop taking it because it put me in the hospital.Use with extreme caution!!!

Comment from: laobet@aol.com, on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: September 23

fatigue,much sweating when exercise and dizziness

Related Reading: dizziness

Published: June 16

I started this medication 2 1/2 weeks ago. First couple days the blood pressure was down but my muscles felt weak. Exteme fatigue at times. Severe muscle cramps in legs.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: Nancy, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: April 13

Dizzy,lightheaded,leg aches,blurred vision,lack of concentration,memory loss,confusion,lack of motivation,some depression,dull headaches.

Related Reading: depression


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