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Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: angry texan 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 25

The doctors kept me on this crap for 11 years. I developed a severe skin condition, shortness for breath, swelling in both feet and legs. Feelings of congestive heart failure. I kept trying to tell the doctors and they blew me off. Finally, I got a pharmacist to tell me how to step down off it. It almost killed me.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure

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How to Lower Blood Pressure: Exercise Tips See Slideshow
Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: angry texan 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 25

The doctors kept me on this crap for 11 years. I developed a severe skin condition, shortness for breath, swelling in both feet and legs. Feelings of congestive heart failure. I kept trying to tell the doctors and they blew me off. Finally, I got a pharmacist to tell me how to step down off it. It almost killed me.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure

Comment from: Rob 55-64 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 18

After trying several BP medications I was finally put Ziac because I have high BP and a high heart beat. I have been on this medication for about 1 year now and the two of my side effects I have are: feeling tired & dry mouth when I sleep. The dry mouth wakes me up at least 6 to 10 times a night because it's hard to swallow. I currently us over the counter sprays ect. with little to no results. Because of these side effects I plan to ask my doctor this next week about other medication options but I'm worried about changing this particular pill because it has slowed my heart beat down which I believe has helped me a great deal. Does anyone have any suggestions for options?

Related Reading: ziac | dry mouth

Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: angry texan 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 25

The doctors kept me on this crap for 11 years. I developed a severe skin condition, shortness for breath, swelling in both feet and legs. Feelings of congestive heart failure. I kept trying to tell the doctors and they blew me off. Finally, I got a pharmacist to tell me how to step down off it. It almost killed me.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure

Comment from: Rob 55-64 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 18

After trying several BP medications I was finally put Ziac because I have high BP and a high heart beat. I have been on this medication for about 1 year now and the two of my side effects I have are: feeling tired & dry mouth when I sleep. The dry mouth wakes me up at least 6 to 10 times a night because it's hard to swallow. I currently us over the counter sprays ect. with little to no results. Because of these side effects I plan to ask my doctor this next week about other medication options but I'm worried about changing this particular pill because it has slowed my heart beat down which I believe has helped me a great deal. Does anyone have any suggestions for options?

Related Reading: ziac | dry mouth

Comment from: Josephine13 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 24

I was prescribed this medication a couple years ago to treat high blood pressure. I never really saw a substantial decrease in my bp at all during that time. Also, about a year ago I started having diarrhea. I had no other symptoms, such as stomach pain, bleeding, etc, just diarrhea 1-3 times a day. I discussed it with my family doctor, who in turn sent me to a gastro specialist. After several visits, an endoscopy and a colonoscopy he could not figure out what was causing the problem. He then told me to stop taking the Ziac to see if that would help. Well now it has been 8 days since I've taken it and not only have I not had any bouts of diarrhea (who knew you could get excited about a normal bowel movement!), but my bp is staying the same and I'm not getting up 2 times a night to use the bathroom. I still need to discuss this with my family doctor, but I'm hoping she will decide to either leave me off it or try another medication.

Related Reading: high blood pressure | diarrhea | stomach

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Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: angry texan 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 25

The doctors kept me on this crap for 11 years. I developed a severe skin condition, shortness for breath, swelling in both feet and legs. Feelings of congestive heart failure. I kept trying to tell the doctors and they blew me off. Finally, I got a pharmacist to tell me how to step down off it. It almost killed me.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure

Comment from: Rob 55-64 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 18

After trying several BP medications I was finally put Ziac because I have high BP and a high heart beat. I have been on this medication for about 1 year now and the two of my side effects I have are: feeling tired & dry mouth when I sleep. The dry mouth wakes me up at least 6 to 10 times a night because it's hard to swallow. I currently us over the counter sprays ect. with little to no results. Because of these side effects I plan to ask my doctor this next week about other medication options but I'm worried about changing this particular pill because it has slowed my heart beat down which I believe has helped me a great deal. Does anyone have any suggestions for options?

Related Reading: ziac | dry mouth

Comment from: Josephine13 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 24

I was prescribed this medication a couple years ago to treat high blood pressure. I never really saw a substantial decrease in my bp at all during that time. Also, about a year ago I started having diarrhea. I had no other symptoms, such as stomach pain, bleeding, etc, just diarrhea 1-3 times a day. I discussed it with my family doctor, who in turn sent me to a gastro specialist. After several visits, an endoscopy and a colonoscopy he could not figure out what was causing the problem. He then told me to stop taking the Ziac to see if that would help. Well now it has been 8 days since I've taken it and not only have I not had any bouts of diarrhea (who knew you could get excited about a normal bowel movement!), but my bp is staying the same and I'm not getting up 2 times a night to use the bathroom. I still need to discuss this with my family doctor, but I'm hoping she will decide to either leave me off it or try another medication.

Related Reading: high blood pressure | diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: Biggie77 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 09

Took about 2 weeks before I had a reaction to this med. First I went Brady with a pulse of 41 then it felt like someone was sitting on my chest followed by a rushing of blood to my head that felt like mini-stroke. It did however lower my BP but I cant function on this med it feels like its killing me with an adverse reaction possibly anaphylaxis. Side effects include all the above in the warnings def. discontinuing this one but now what is the question. Came of Lisinopril 40 mg HCTZ and Norvasc to try this and all that wasn't working for beans. Can stand the cough on Lisinopril and this was doing the same thing to me also but worse makes my throat close up literally. Had to take Bendryl to stop it.

Related Reading: stroke | anaphylaxis | norvasc

Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: angry texan 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 25

The doctors kept me on this crap for 11 years. I developed a severe skin condition, shortness for breath, swelling in both feet and legs. Feelings of congestive heart failure. I kept trying to tell the doctors and they blew me off. Finally, I got a pharmacist to tell me how to step down off it. It almost killed me.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure

Comment from: Rob 55-64 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 18

After trying several BP medications I was finally put Ziac because I have high BP and a high heart beat. I have been on this medication for about 1 year now and the two of my side effects I have are: feeling tired & dry mouth when I sleep. The dry mouth wakes me up at least 6 to 10 times a night because it's hard to swallow. I currently us over the counter sprays ect. with little to no results. Because of these side effects I plan to ask my doctor this next week about other medication options but I'm worried about changing this particular pill because it has slowed my heart beat down which I believe has helped me a great deal. Does anyone have any suggestions for options?

Related Reading: ziac | dry mouth

Comment from: Josephine13 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 24

I was prescribed this medication a couple years ago to treat high blood pressure. I never really saw a substantial decrease in my bp at all during that time. Also, about a year ago I started having diarrhea. I had no other symptoms, such as stomach pain, bleeding, etc, just diarrhea 1-3 times a day. I discussed it with my family doctor, who in turn sent me to a gastro specialist. After several visits, an endoscopy and a colonoscopy he could not figure out what was causing the problem. He then told me to stop taking the Ziac to see if that would help. Well now it has been 8 days since I've taken it and not only have I not had any bouts of diarrhea (who knew you could get excited about a normal bowel movement!), but my bp is staying the same and I'm not getting up 2 times a night to use the bathroom. I still need to discuss this with my family doctor, but I'm hoping she will decide to either leave me off it or try another medication.

Related Reading: high blood pressure | diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: Biggie77 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 09

Took about 2 weeks before I had a reaction to this med. First I went Brady with a pulse of 41 then it felt like someone was sitting on my chest followed by a rushing of blood to my head that felt like mini-stroke. It did however lower my BP but I cant function on this med it feels like its killing me with an adverse reaction possibly anaphylaxis. Side effects include all the above in the warnings def. discontinuing this one but now what is the question. Came of Lisinopril 40 mg HCTZ and Norvasc to try this and all that wasn't working for beans. Can stand the cough on Lisinopril and this was doing the same thing to me also but worse makes my throat close up literally. Had to take Bendryl to stop it.

Related Reading: stroke | anaphylaxis | norvasc

Comment from: momellie 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 21

This product is making me very tired, + I now have a rash, am not happy taking it, (to many side effects,)

Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: angry texan 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 25

The doctors kept me on this crap for 11 years. I developed a severe skin condition, shortness for breath, swelling in both feet and legs. Feelings of congestive heart failure. I kept trying to tell the doctors and they blew me off. Finally, I got a pharmacist to tell me how to step down off it. It almost killed me.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure

Comment from: Rob 55-64 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 18

After trying several BP medications I was finally put Ziac because I have high BP and a high heart beat. I have been on this medication for about 1 year now and the two of my side effects I have are: feeling tired & dry mouth when I sleep. The dry mouth wakes me up at least 6 to 10 times a night because it's hard to swallow. I currently us over the counter sprays ect. with little to no results. Because of these side effects I plan to ask my doctor this next week about other medication options but I'm worried about changing this particular pill because it has slowed my heart beat down which I believe has helped me a great deal. Does anyone have any suggestions for options?

Related Reading: ziac | dry mouth

Comment from: Josephine13 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 24

I was prescribed this medication a couple years ago to treat high blood pressure. I never really saw a substantial decrease in my bp at all during that time. Also, about a year ago I started having diarrhea. I had no other symptoms, such as stomach pain, bleeding, etc, just diarrhea 1-3 times a day. I discussed it with my family doctor, who in turn sent me to a gastro specialist. After several visits, an endoscopy and a colonoscopy he could not figure out what was causing the problem. He then told me to stop taking the Ziac to see if that would help. Well now it has been 8 days since I've taken it and not only have I not had any bouts of diarrhea (who knew you could get excited about a normal bowel movement!), but my bp is staying the same and I'm not getting up 2 times a night to use the bathroom. I still need to discuss this with my family doctor, but I'm hoping she will decide to either leave me off it or try another medication.

Related Reading: high blood pressure | diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: Biggie77 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 09

Took about 2 weeks before I had a reaction to this med. First I went Brady with a pulse of 41 then it felt like someone was sitting on my chest followed by a rushing of blood to my head that felt like mini-stroke. It did however lower my BP but I cant function on this med it feels like its killing me with an adverse reaction possibly anaphylaxis. Side effects include all the above in the warnings def. discontinuing this one but now what is the question. Came of Lisinopril 40 mg HCTZ and Norvasc to try this and all that wasn't working for beans. Can stand the cough on Lisinopril and this was doing the same thing to me also but worse makes my throat close up literally. Had to take Bendryl to stop it.

Related Reading: stroke | anaphylaxis | norvasc

Comment from: momellie 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 21

This product is making me very tired, + I now have a rash, am not happy taking it, (to many side effects,)

Comment from: bwebb9625 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 25

Have had good success with ziac, even the g eneric bioprolo 5/6.25 until it was taken off the market; doctor increased my bisprolo fum tab to 12.5 because they did not make the 6.25 any more; totally elude me why my medication would need to be doubled...

Related Reading: ziac

Comment from: 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: August 19

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Comment from: angry texan 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 25

The doctors kept me on this crap for 11 years. I developed a severe skin condition, shortness for breath, swelling in both feet and legs. Feelings of congestive heart failure. I kept trying to tell the doctors and they blew me off. Finally, I got a pharmacist to tell me how to step down off it. It almost killed me.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure

Comment from: Rob 55-64 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 18

After trying several BP medications I was finally put Ziac because I have high BP and a high heart beat. I have been on this medication for about 1 year now and the two of my side effects I have are: feeling tired & dry mouth when I sleep. The dry mouth wakes me up at least 6 to 10 times a night because it's hard to swallow. I currently us over the counter sprays ect. with little to no results. Because of these side effects I plan to ask my doctor this next week about other medication options but I'm worried about changing this particular pill because it has slowed my heart beat down which I believe has helped me a great deal. Does anyone have any suggestions for options?

Related Reading: ziac | dry mouth

Comment from: Josephine13 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 24

I was prescribed this medication a couple years ago to treat high blood pressure. I never really saw a substantial decrease in my bp at all during that time. Also, about a year ago I started having diarrhea. I had no other symptoms, such as stomach pain, bleeding, etc, just diarrhea 1-3 times a day. I discussed it with my family doctor, who in turn sent me to a gastro specialist. After several visits, an endoscopy and a colonoscopy he could not figure out what was causing the problem. He then told me to stop taking the Ziac to see if that would help. Well now it has been 8 days since I've taken it and not only have I not had any bouts of diarrhea (who knew you could get excited about a normal bowel movement!), but my bp is staying the same and I'm not getting up 2 times a night to use the bathroom. I still need to discuss this with my family doctor, but I'm hoping she will decide to either leave me off it or try another medication.

Related Reading: high blood pressure | diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: Biggie77 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 09

Took about 2 weeks before I had a reaction to this med. First I went Brady with a pulse of 41 then it felt like someone was sitting on my chest followed by a rushing of blood to my head that felt like mini-stroke. It did however lower my BP but I cant function on this med it feels like its killing me with an adverse reaction possibly anaphylaxis. Side effects include all the above in the warnings def. discontinuing this one but now what is the question. Came of Lisinopril 40 mg HCTZ and Norvasc to try this and all that wasn't working for beans. Can stand the cough on Lisinopril and this was doing the same thing to me also but worse makes my throat close up literally. Had to take Bendryl to stop it.

Related Reading: stroke | anaphylaxis | norvasc

Comment from: momellie 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 21

This product is making me very tired, + I now have a rash, am not happy taking it, (to many side effects,)

Comment from: bwebb9625 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 25

Have had good success with ziac, even the g eneric bioprolo 5/6.25 until it was taken off the market; doctor increased my bisprolo fum tab to 12.5 because they did not make the 6.25 any more; totally elude me why my medication would need to be doubled...

Related Reading: ziac

Comment from: PDL 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 06

Miracle pill for me. I am 43 years old and I feel great!! Lower BP and heart rate is a lot lower. Swelling is under control now!!

Comment from: macmackiess 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

It gives me a very dry cough.

Comment from: macmackiess 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

It gives me a very dry cough.

Comment from: Granny 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 05

lowered blood pressure but have experienced increase in joint pain and increase in dizzyness.

SLIDESHOW

How to Lower Blood Pressure: Exercise Tips See Slideshow
Comment from: macmackiess 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

It gives me a very dry cough.

Comment from: Granny 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 05

lowered blood pressure but have experienced increase in joint pain and increase in dizzyness.

Comment from: Bisoprolol=hctz 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 24

I take one pill once a day right after brushing my teeth. This one pill a day along with routine exercise has helped me to lower my blood pressure. The doctor was impressed with my results after only one visit. I still watch my salt intake and exercise daily.

Comment from: macmackiess 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

It gives me a very dry cough.

Comment from: Granny 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 05

lowered blood pressure but have experienced increase in joint pain and increase in dizzyness.

Comment from: Bisoprolol=hctz 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 24

I take one pill once a day right after brushing my teeth. This one pill a day along with routine exercise has helped me to lower my blood pressure. The doctor was impressed with my results after only one visit. I still watch my salt intake and exercise daily.

Comment from: woodie 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 29

1)cough 2)heartburn 3)gaining weight

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: macmackiess 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

It gives me a very dry cough.

Comment from: Granny 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 05

lowered blood pressure but have experienced increase in joint pain and increase in dizzyness.

Comment from: Bisoprolol=hctz 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 24

I take one pill once a day right after brushing my teeth. This one pill a day along with routine exercise has helped me to lower my blood pressure. The doctor was impressed with my results after only one visit. I still watch my salt intake and exercise daily.

Comment from: woodie 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 29

1)cough 2)heartburn 3)gaining weight

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 09

No side effects, no dry cough.

Comment from: macmackiess 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

It gives me a very dry cough.

Comment from: Granny 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 05

lowered blood pressure but have experienced increase in joint pain and increase in dizzyness.

Comment from: Bisoprolol=hctz 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 24

I take one pill once a day right after brushing my teeth. This one pill a day along with routine exercise has helped me to lower my blood pressure. The doctor was impressed with my results after only one visit. I still watch my salt intake and exercise daily.

Comment from: woodie 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 29

1)cough 2)heartburn 3)gaining weight

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 09

No side effects, no dry cough.

Comment from: Cathy 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: June 08

coughing

Comment from: macmackiess 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

It gives me a very dry cough.

Comment from: Granny 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 05

lowered blood pressure but have experienced increase in joint pain and increase in dizzyness.

Comment from: Bisoprolol=hctz 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 24

I take one pill once a day right after brushing my teeth. This one pill a day along with routine exercise has helped me to lower my blood pressure. The doctor was impressed with my results after only one visit. I still watch my salt intake and exercise daily.

Comment from: woodie 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 29

1)cough 2)heartburn 3)gaining weight

Related Reading: heartburn

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 09

No side effects, no dry cough.

Comment from: Cathy 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: June 08

coughing

Comment from: 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: May 27

insurance coverage for this medication

References
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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