User Reviews for Exforge
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Reviews for Exforge to treat High Blood Pressure
"I am on Exforge for the past 6 months. I am happy with the results especially after taking Lodoz and didn't see any positive results. However, like many have mentioned in this post, I am also having a dry cough and phlegm which was not there before, plus weight gain at a slow pace. I am a bit concerned about this."
Nair C April 21, 2014
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"I have had high blood pressure for about 11 years now, and have been on so many different medicines. Doctor tried me on 3 different medicines and the 3rd one (EXFORGE 10/160) worked like a charm. My blood pressure would usually get as high as 180/90. I have had some swelling in my feet and ankles but hasn't been that bad. EXFORGE has lowered my blood pressure to 125/60."
Cassiej (taken for less than 1 month) May 1, 2013
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"I have been taking Exforge for about 24 months. When I first started taking Exforge my heart would race fast for the first three weeks. My blood pressure was controlled well for the next fourteen months. My BP started to rise again to higher levels than I was used to seeing 154/94 in docs office. Developed a chronic cough sore throat, and sinus issue lasting nearly six months. Misdiagnosed as strep, Flu, Bacterial infection, and then five months into it an allergist (the only doc that listened) tells me it is a common side effect for the Exforge. I stopped taking it today. Hopefully my symptoms will clear up in a few days, as a prior posting had written."
sd1234 January 29, 2013
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"My life has become a blood pressure medication horror story. Bad side effects with every medicine. Exforge worked to control my BP, but caused significant ankle/feet edema and peripheral neuropathy (feet) that has sidelined my athletic lifestyle. "
Enough Already (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 18, 2012
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"Wish I had seen these reviews earlier. Have been on Exforge 5/160 for 2 years, recently upped to 10/160. It has brought my blood pressure down. Knew the side effects of the cough, and I can deal with it. I didn't know why I was tired all the time, and became anxious when I had that "heavy" feeling, with the tingling. Saw these reviews and asked the doctor about it and he admitted that it may be what was causing my problems. Now that I know what is causing it, I feel much better about it."
Anonymous December 7, 2011
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"Exforge worked well for me in controlling my blood pressure. On Exforge my blood pressure would be ideal, 125/75. The main problem I had was fatigue and reduced energy. I'm a serious cyclist and know that Exforge suppressed my physical strength. It appears it's the amlodipine component that does it. Trying Azor now."
Anonymous December 2, 2011
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"I am taking Exforge 5/220 for 6 weeks now. I take it mornings and within 30 minutes I start feeling sick on my stomach. Blood pressure is down some but I feel tired all the time and have a dull headache. Going to see my doctor this week and ask to be taken off. I can't stand the nausea, or staying tired. I have always slept 5 hours a night and always had energy. Now I sleep 8 or 9 hours and yawn all day. The only other medicines I take are Synthroid and Bystolic, 5mg tablet. I take the Bystolic at bedtime so it doesn't cause the nausea. This is about the 6th medicine I have tried, maybe I am allergic to blood pressure medicines. It gets trying."
luvncurli2 October 17, 2011
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"I used exforge for approx 2 months at first. It was ok no real side effects but after 2 months could hardly walk as muscles in legs were so sore. Also weight gain approx 5 kilos. After I stopped taking the medicine, within 2 days the sore legs stopped. Still having trouble losing weight gain."
Anonymous October 5, 2011
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"My cardiologist put me on ExForge 10/320 about 6 mos ago. I began to develop a severe cough that became chronic with phlegm. I coughed day and night, I was just miserable. I told my family physician and he suggested it was the ExForge. I stopped taking it and in one and a half days, my cough has almost stopped completely."
Sweetpea444 April 6, 2011
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"I had tried a number of medications for high blood ressure and this is the first one that consistently worked. If I took it in the morning without eating I would feel nauseous, but if I take it at night I have no bad side effects. I really like this medication."
Anonymous January 26, 2011
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"Used Exforge for past 5 months. Had blood pressure of 160/90 and experienced swelling in feet. It did get my blood pressure down from 160/90 to 120/67. Causes slight light headedness, because of that, will try lisinopril."
Anonymous August 29, 2010
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"My blood pressure was not controlled sufficiently with amlodipine 5mg. I take Exforge 5/160 and my pressure has never been better. My blood pressure was averaging 140/90 with amlodipine, and now with Exforge, my pressure is 118/72."
Anonymous June 13, 2010
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"I have been on Exforge 10/160 and a diuretic (water pill) medication for 3 months. It has lowered my blood pressure a lot and I have had no side effects. The diuretic helps decrease swelling and reduce the build of fluid. I think the two together make a great pair."
Anonymous February 17, 2010
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"I am 52 years old and have struggled with chronic high blood pressure for about 6 years. I have used Exforge as a supplement blood pressure medication for about 2 years. At the dosage of 10/160 mg, I did experience some swelling and weight gain, but it was manageable. However, after recently (45 days ago) being increased to 10/320mg dosage, I immediately developed a almost constant dry unproductive and painful cough, very sore throat, sinus problems, some additional swelling, and unprecedented tiredness. I will stop taking this medication due to the uncontrollable coughing, sore throat and resulting headache. The higher dosage did assist in dropping my lower number, but the side effects are too excessive. I will seek other alternatives."
dgi January 6, 2010
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"Been on Exforge 10/320 for few months after being on straight Norvasc for 7 years - switched to 5/320 after too many dizzy spells. Now, tired - fall asleep at odd times - exhausted easily - sweat excessively when hot - blood pressure starting to stay up too much - chronic rhinitis with cough. Looking for something else."
Anonymous October 23, 2009
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"I have taken many antihypertensive medications with an array of side effects none of which any of the 3 doctors I've seen discussed with me. Pseudo lupus is common with Exforge. Cough, bronchospasms, cold symptoms,sweating, feel exhausted, tired"
Anonymous October 13, 2009
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