User Reviews for Lotrel to treat High Blood Pressure
Lotrel has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 25 reviews for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. 40% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 32% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Lotrel
"I tried several other medicines, but Lotrel seems to be very effective in lowering my blood pressure. I have a had no side effects. I am 49 years old and Africian American. On this medicine 10 months now."
"I was on this medication for approximately two weeks the time given for the medication to effectively take it's full course. Well for the first week, it did it's job at lowering my BP however if there was a side effects I got it from it, then it would have been the moodiness, I was tired to the point of exhaustion, hungry all the time and that horrible dry cough was so bad I though I was going to cough a lung out, it sounded like I was a serious smoker. Exactly on the 14th day on taking it - July 3rd - my top lip began to swell, by the time I made it to the ER my top lip had swelled 5x it's natural size, Glad I got to the hospital before I went into Anaphylaxis Come to find out I am severely allergic to both Amlodipine and benazepril, Terrifying experience"
"I have been taking Lotrel now for 9 years. I also take synthorid with it. Granted I have gained a lot of weigth. Where as before I weighted 140 I now weight 205. If there is a way I can loose this weight I will be happy to. I have problems with my left angle, it is always swelled. Only when I can stay off of it does it go down. "
"WEIGHT GAIN...30 LBS in a couple of months along with being so lethargic I could not function. It has lowered my BP but with this weight gain and lack of energy, it is affecting everything in my life. I am on a strict diet and exercise and it is not moving."
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"I have been on lotrel for three years. I never had knee problems but never connected the medicine with the symptoms until I started searching for side effects, by others. I spoke with my doctor and he has recommended lisiniopril/hydrochlorothiazide. See if problem with knees will improve. Because knee pain is terrible!"
"I have taken Lotrel for 9 years. It reduced my blood pressure moderately, but this month I went to the emergency room with severe swelling of my face and my lips were huge. Was told to get off Lotrel since this ACE inhibitor can cause angioedema which was the diagnosis. Have also had tingling of the lips and tongue for the last 4 years and now wonder if Lotrel contributed to that. "
"I hav developed severe swelling in my fingers. It is constant causing numbness in the fingertips and pain in the joints - mostly in the middle of the night. I love having my blood pressure lowered though."
"My Mom weighed 163 when the new Dr.here put my Moma on Lotrel. Years later she passed and she weighed 204. I've been on it too for 10 plus years! I struggle with fatigue, nasal congestion and constantly have to clear my throat...AND I have a problem with my weight... Weight gain...is it from the Lotrel...."
"I have severe muscle spasms in the back of my legs. I have been on it for about 2 months. My knees are fine, I just turned 50. The drug is doing its job. Sometimes I get dizzy when I get up fast or have to bend over to pick something up."
"Amlodipine by itself did not work to lower my bp and caused swelling and weight gain. Lotrel, after working with my Dr to find the right dosage has worked well for me (5/10) - normal BP and no side effects. Unfortunately even with daily workout and healthy diet, I have high BP by genetics, been taking since I have been 35."
"Being taking this meds on and off it brings the BP a bit down but the side effects are horrible coughing, pain in the knees, tired a lot, no energy, weight gain for something that suppose to help the symptom why not fix the problem with adding new ones"
"Taking this med 5/20 for 8 days now my systolic pressure kept between 129-139 but diastolic remains 89-95 which is not good. Plan to continue for 7 more days if no change in diastolic will have to consider a consultation with my doctor. As far as side effects only minor dry mouth some tiredness so far."
"Developed severe nocturnal leg cramps. Occured nightly between 5am and 7am. After 3 months I discontinued and went back to Diltiazem. Cramps stopped next day."
"I'm a 58 year old male having been on Lotrel 10-20mg for several years now. I have not had any side effects, with this medication and have seen it is controlling my high blood pressure."
"Tired/sexual dysfunction i.e. Very hard to achieve orgasm."
"I was on Lotrel for approximately 3/4 months. Had severe swelling and pain in legs and feet. Did not do much in making my blood pressure any lower. No longer on this medicine."
"The side effects I have are body aches, weight gain and lightheadedness."
"Great at lowering blood pressure (250 to 174 using 10 mg). But body aches, dull headache often noted. My doctor wanted me on 20 mg but that was too uncomfortable."
"Been taking for 5/40 10 years. no problems at all and keeps the pressure down."
"While I have not had any major side effects, just occasional coughing bouts, I have had a tough time losing weight...but have not gained."
"Lotrel has worked for me with a low dosage. The higher dosage caused side effects. Tried five different blood pressure medicines before and they all had side effects such as swelling or leg cramps."
"I been taking Lotrel over a year now. I am not showing any side effects at all. I am 45 now and have four kids under four. That right FOUR. Lotrel has helped my HBP."
"This drug is very effective but also very expensive."
"I have used Lotrel many years it is the only one that works for me it keeps my blood pressure perfect. But I was just informed by CVS Care Mark that they can't get it anymore????"
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"I have been on Lotrel for 3 weeks and I'm having several side effects. I'm very lethargic, no energy (no energy to exercise), I even fall asleep an hour after taking the medicine, depressed, my head tingles, my fasting glucose has risen at least 10 points and the worst is I have gained 15 pounds! I had lost 30lbs and maintained since August. It was difficult and the weight loss was slow. My eating hasn't increased. My husband agrees. Morbid obesity can raise your blood pressure. This medicine is pulling my blood pressure down but the side effects are essentially making things worse. This medication isn't a good fit for me."