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Condition: High Blood Pressure
2/18/2015 2:58:04 AM

Reviewer: High BP in Ohio, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug at 25 mg dose did not alter my blood pressure any measurable amount whatsoever. After 1 month of use, my BP was still 150/100, no change. Worse, this drug caused severe constipation, excruciating gout-like symptoms, pounding heartbeat, elevated heat rate (always over 90/min, usually over 100/min)(Normal for me is 56 or so per minute), dry mouth, and severe,contant dehydration (it complet ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
2/10/2015 2:20:25 PM

Reviewer: YoungSlim, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This has to be the worst!!! I feeling im floating/walking on air, dizzy, numbness in hands and feet, light headed so i cut the 25mg tablet in half and it wasnt as bad but i still feel those symptoms..Took it for abut 4 days and it was the worst feeling ever. i thought i was going crazy!! i found out what works tho, but they wont legalize it..haha!! That bought my pressure down to 125/91. Thank you ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
1/18/2015 8:13:30 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for 4 yrs now. Lately I had problems with walking. I would walk about 30 ft and it felt like I ran a marathon of 20 miles. Sometimes I could walk further and sometimes less. I went to Dr. , here I had very low potassium. He took the test that day and rushed it. Later that day he called me said he was calling in for 4 pills for me to take right away. I got them , he che ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
12/11/2014 11:23:09 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Horrible drug. Dizziness, light-headed, spaced-out feeling, chills, and extremely tired. I stopped taking it after three days. Will never take it again. I feel like a person again after I stopped taking it.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
12/9/2014 11:11:55 AM

Reviewer: laceylady, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The Dr. started me on 12.5 mg. It lowered my BP for a short time. He then increased my dose to 25 mg. My BP returned to normal. In 4 mo. I returned for a bi-annual check up and regular blood work. When I walked in the door at home my phone was ringing. The nurse said to go to the pharmacy immediately and get a prescription for Klorcon (potassium) and to stop the hydrochlorothiazide and to limit my ... Show Full Comment

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