Comment from: Wind 55-64 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: October 06

Works for me. I take it in combination with Altace. I get the occasional cramps in the lower legs but no other side effects.

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Comment from: Wig 35-44 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 25

For high blood pressure. Doctor originally put me me on 60mg Adalat once per day with dinner but it was increased to 90mg about 1 month later to achieve an optimal blood pressure. I believe it is contributing to a decreased sex drive and difficulty maintaining erection, although that has not been confirmed by a doctor. I also experience frequent muscle cramps in lower legs and feet, usually at night while sleeping. Frequent trips to the bathroom every night to pee; disruptive for sleep patterns. Very minor ankle swelling but does not bother me. The drug is doing a great job keeping my blood pressure within optimal levels.

Comment from: Royal 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: July 26

After years of being on this med, I have been dealing with this intense itchy rash, thought it was dry skin, then the hotflashes came, thought I were going through menopause, then the swollen legs and ankles, doc told me to take HCTZ with it. OMG, isnt that contradicated to this med! My hair has fallen out/ my beautiful skin has gone bad,(rash), Hot Flashes, HA, etc. going into see my doc tomorrow to get this all straighten out, Then I will find me a New Doctor!

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Comment from: arrowhead farms 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 01

Ive been taking this medication for over 2 years. When my angina was first diagnosed it was stable. Then this past March it went to unstable. Ive had an angiogram and have no blockage. My angina is due to spasms in the muscles around the heart. Once my angina went from stable to unstable Ive had to change to another medication because this doesnt work

Comment from: vanda 75 or over Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: June 15

I have been on AdalatXL - 30 mg. almost a year and it has lowered by BP to the point where my doctor has taken me off it as the readings are too low now. Also my blood test revealed I now have protein leaking in my urine from my kidneys. Also since I began this I have almost constant chest congestion.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 28

controls b/p but causes swelling,flushing,heartburn and tingling in hands and feet and hair loss. Seems like all hbp meds have many many side effects. You would think something out there would work without all the side effects.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 13

muscle cramps all the time.cant's sleep more than two hours.frequent bathroom visits.

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Comment from: pennywinkle 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 17

Ive been taking this medication since July 2009. Before that I was having severe chest pains. I had been in and out of the hospital. I finally had a angiogram done and it showed that I had no blockage. The cariologist said I was having spasms in my arteries. Since I started taking the adalat Ive rarely had chest pain and it is not as severe. I really like the medication.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 11

it lower blood pressure but not all time of the day and night. only about 5 hours after taking drug.

Comment from: ralph 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

Insomnia, frequent nightime urination

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Comment from: dfwmifb 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: May 26

I have been on Adalat CC for 8 years now. I am very pleased. I get blood work done often and so far everything has been great. I have not had any side affects; blood pressure is great.

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Comment from: crazitoo 35-44 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 02

Does this help?

Comment from: maggie 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 04

my blood prus went has gone to 125/85

Comment from: ravenfawn 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

I had an allergic reaction to the drug, and my baby, who I am nursing, has had diarreah since I was put on it.

Comment from: dale Van Boening 65-74 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 20

I'm concerned about the warnings for use of this medication. May cause kidney damage, reduce white cells, destroy cell to cell communication and increase risk to cancer. I just completed treatments for prostrate cancer. Only med that seems to control high blood press.

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