Comment from: Rocco 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 02

This drug worked for reducing my Blood Pressure. However, this drug is causing multiple side effects for me including headaches, body fatigue, some foot numbness and just not feeling normal. After 2 long weeks...It's time to try something else.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 02

I was taking 300 mg daily for 9 months and have not been on a worst drug for side effects. Constant fatigue, frequent urination and daily cramps under the soles of my feet. I feel that this drug robbed me of 9 months of my life. Would not recommend it for anyone.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 07

I was taking 75 mg every day for 7 years ( high blood pressure) and after researching realised that a lot of my health problems were caused by this drug.I could not understand why I was feeling like I did because I did everything right re: lifestyle changes. Have ceased taking it . 2 weeks off it and feel fantastic and back to my old self.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 17

I have been on Avapro for a long time and it has been very effective in keeping my blood pressure down. However, recently, I have had difficulty in getting Avapro. It is no longer in the pharmacies and on back order. I have tried other BP medications that have not worked as well. Please get this medication back in the pharmacies ASAP.

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Comment from: andrewhikes 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 24

I have been taking 300mg for high blood pressure but the results have not been what I had hoped. It did lower my blood pressure but not to optimum levels. I also take 50mg of Lopressor daily. Avapro seems to cause some digestive issues.

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Comment from: Lynnda 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 26

Was put on 150mg, 6 months later, blood pressure tested for routine pre op surgery test and blood pressure was out of control! No one had a clue that it was totally ineffective. Doctor raised (doubled) dosage to 300mg. That solved the problem, and my blood pressure has been good for 1 1/2 years now.

Comment from: Cherokee 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 24

I had no side effects when I used Avapro. However, when I was given Ibesartan (the generic) over a period of 2 years, I developed short bursts of adrenaline which gave me a fast heart rate. It totally cured my high blood pressure. My problem is convincing my cardiologist that this is the cause of my quick heartbeats.

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Comment from: db 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 07

Was on it a month plus and thought i came down with the flu. Extreme dizzyness, achey, headache, swelling in ankles , exteme fatigue, loss of appetite. I felt like crap. i went online and reviewed side effects and i had them in spades. I stopped taking and immediately felt good. called Dr to tell him and it took 3 days to get another drug. Not happy. Taking my 3rd drug now and having side effects but not as bad yet as avapro.

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Comment from: AVAPRO 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 20

working for me, just want to read about it.

Comment from: AlanR 25-34 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 27

I've been on a few different BP meds and this one has worked the best for me. Within 2 days of starting it I've was running 120's/70's. I have not noticed any side effects besides light headedness standing up to fast. Every person is different it has taken 5-6 different BP meds to find one that has worked, so find one that works for you your health is worth it.

Comment from: inchiki 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 27

Although at first there seemed to be no side effects, I now think this drug might be associated with some blue moods. When the script ran out I felt lighter and happier. But I'm back on it now..

Comment from: cat5400 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 20

Was put on generic Avapro. Because I am sensitive to all medications and even vitamins I only took half the pill daily. My blood pressure was good. Then about 6 months ago I was in the hospital overnight and took a whole pill and continued to do so. I started having anxiety and my doctor gave me xanax. Long story short, my anxiety increased, was taking a 1/4 Xanax 5 or 5 times a day, made appointment with therapist, was given a generic prescription for Lexapro (anitdepressant), then started doing a web search. Found generic avapro causes anxiety. Stopped the generic Avapro and in two days no disabling anxiety. Be careful of generic anything, the fillers and binders are not the same as name brand. Will not take Avapro again. Oh and my blood pressure this morning was 110/70 after 3 days of no meds.

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Comment from: BP Expert 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 08

I have tried every class of BP drug there is and they all had difficult side effects ... e.g., anxiety, interrupted sleep, decreased energy and libido, a very NASTY dry cough, etc. Hoewever, Avapro both works and (so far) appears to have NO side effects that I can notice. I am definitely staying on this drug.

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Comment from: Cazbp 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 01

I dont know. From thre 4 weeks into taking this drug (5 years ago) I devleloped a chronic lower back problem. MRI shows nothing. REally think its this drug but can seem to get any proof and it does control my BP.

Comment from: 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 20

There is no effect at all in 2 years. Dr. kept increasing the dose to no avail.


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