User Reviews for Azor
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Reviews for Azor to treat High Blood Pressure
"It was discovered that I had high blood pressure in October '15 at the dentist. It was 177/90. I was shocked. I had no clue it was so high. I eventually went to a cardiologist & was checked out. My heart was fine but my blood pressure had gone up to 198/95. I tried an herbal supplement but it didn't touch it. When I went to the doctor he put me on Azor 5/40mg. I have been on it for about 2 months. My blood pressure ranges between 134/80 to 114-68. So the Azor has definitely helped. I am one who has side effects to most drugs but I can only say I have one slight one with Azor. I do get tired & nod off if I'm sitting in a chair watching TV in the evening. I had been taking the Azor in the morning. I will take it at night instead."
^&*((#$%^& January 17, 2016
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"I have been on Azor 10/20 for my blood pressure for a year or so now. Just as a lot of other have said the drug works on contact. It has kept my levels down, But I started losing my hair at the same time. The worst part is I cut my hair off once I started noticing it was falling out because I thought It was coming from me not taking care of it well enough. Azor does not have hair loss listed as one of the side affects. Once I started losing my hair in patches I did more research & saw that their were others having this same problem w/ Azor. On top of that I was having muscle pain in my arm every night which was causing my husband & I to stay up. I finally made an appt with my primary to switch off this drug. Good drug, two many side affects"
SleepyPinky January 12, 2016
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"My Cardiologist put me on Metoprolol 2 times daily and Azor once daily. After I began taking the Azor I noticed I was losing a lot of hair in the shower and in my sink. When I went to get my haircut, my Stylist asked me if I had been sick because my hair was so thin. That was it, I stopped taking it. Within a week, I no longer noticed my hair any longer falling out. Have an appointment with m Cardiologist today and I am sure he won't be happy. At least I am a little luckier than a lot of you, because my insurance did cover it."
mky4963 December 10, 2015
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"After years on Lisinipril, it failed. My cardiologist put me on several different medications before I was put on Azor. Generics don't seem to work well for me and Azor works well. My bp is lower than it's ever been. My only complaint is the cost! It's outragious. What to do? It works."
Texasnana August 17, 2015
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"My Cardiologist prescribed Azor over Enalapril. In less than a week, I ended up at the hospital with several headaches, tremendous constipation, fainting spells, etc. Azor is extremely expensive; it might do the job of controlling the blood pressure. At the same time, it gives the patient 5,000 different side effects. It should be taken off the market. Thank you."
Dancingthetango (taken for less than 1 month) May 3, 2015
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"Blood Pressure went from about 140 over 70 to 190 over 98 with Lisinopril. I was surprised that Lisinopril stopped working for me. Started taking Azor 5/40 about a month ago and my blood pressure is 118 to 125 over 60 to 67. I never had blood pressure as good as this."
Stuartk1942 June 2, 2014
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"I consider Azor a miracle. My blood pressure was 143/90 before taking Azor 5/20. My blood pressure now holds steady at 105/72. This medicine will definitely increase my quality of life and decrease my risk of heart attack and stroke. I have had no side effects from Azor and have been taking it for the last 18 months."
Tom U (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 11, 2014
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"I am a 65 year Male, been on high blood pressure meds for about 15 years. Two years ago my medication for HBP was not working as well my pressure was up to 185/95. My doctor gave me a 21 day free trial of Azor 10/40 mg, this dose was working great 117/73 no problems but by the middle of the 3rd week my face and most of my body was burning up like fever. MY doctor gave me clonidine to reduce the flushing but did not work, so I had to stop taking Azor. If you don't get any side effects, Azor is great."
TRGshi February 23, 2014
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"I've had high blood pressure for years, on Thursday my blood pressure was 206/102. Started this on Friday and the following Thursday got rechecked and it's was 132/88. I was in tears, my blood pressure hasn't been this low in years no more headaches, dizziness, blurry vision. I'm so thankful for Azor, it just might have saved my life."
cp 1112 (taken for less than 1 month) February 17, 2014
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"My only noticeable side effect from taking Azor is the cost and it seems to be getting more expensive. Which makes my blood pressure go up even more because it makes me angry. I like it because it works but if it goes up again I'm going to quit taking it"
Skinny wallet November 2, 2013
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"I have had elevated blood pressure for a number of years. I was on Avapro 300mg the past few years and it was working okay but I began to have episodes of 150/100 and sometimes higher with occasional headaches. It seems after a while my tolerance for any BP medication builds and they start to become less effective. My doctor recently gave me a trial of Azor 40/5 to get my numbers under better control and within a week I am running around a consistent 120/80 with no noticeable side-effects. I also have begun to notice better sleep and easier concentration at work as some others noted. I am hoping the success continues with medication!"
jwedward1178 March 27, 2013
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"I have been on Azor for 7 days. I also started 60mg of Cymbalta the same night, I have had severe headaches from the time I get up until the time I go to bed, also diarrhea some times 4 times a day. Azor did stop the pulsating heartbeat sounds I was having in my ears, I will see me Dr. in a few days to discuss what is happening and if I should continue this medication, I previously was on Cymbalta with no side effects so I don't believe my symptoms are from that medication."
turbomom January 11, 2013
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"I have been taking Azor for about 2 years. I am, now, beginning to experience severe side effects (especially, hives and itching). I am miserable. Occasionally, my tongue and fingers swell. I have reported it to my doctor. He has given me a prescription to counteract the itching and suggested that I take Benadryl. Benadryl makes me so sleepy and incoherent. However, this medication (Azor) is definitely working for my blood pressure; which was 180 over 100 . With the Azor it goes down tremendously. How can this decrease my blood pressure, yet makes me sick otherwise."
Viva2 May 21, 2011
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"I take this medicine for with elevated blood pressure. If you have swelling or itching or elevated liver tests quit taking it. Also not recommended for heart failure patients. But if like me you have uncomplicated high blood pressure it is fabulous. It is covered by all major insurance plans. I gave it a 10 even though I get some impotence with it. But it is excellent in keeping my pressure down within 30 minutes after taking it. My blood pressure is 160/106 so I am on the lower dose of 5/20. Good luck on this medicine."
jthutmd March 27, 2011
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"Have been taking 10-40 dosage for a little over 6 months. Agree with everyone that it seemed like a miracle medicine the first couple of days %u2013 %u201Cfinally something that worked on my blood pressure%u201D. Then started having dizziness, severe flushes, and night sweats (not hot-flashes which was already over with), muscle pain (started taking increase in calcium, potassium and magnesium and then read in side-effects for Azor that taking potassium with Azor may cause damage to the heart. Also noticed hair loss, which has worsened as time went on, and now noticing patches of hair loss, again, %u201CHm-mm....Would I rather have hair loss or low blood pressure?%u201D It is a toss-up, especially since I have tried at least 20 other medications with no success. Going to see my doctor tomorrow, hopefully there is a remedy for me and good luck to the rest of you."
Trishrock January 2, 2011
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"I recently had to stop taking Azor (5/20) due to severe itching (feet, legs, hands, scalp, back, and around my lips). Azor did work well with keeping my blood pressure under control. I was taken off of Lisinopril for the same reasons (10mg). I just started taking Bystolic (10 mg) today and hope that this will work without any really uncomfortable or painful side effects."
Anonymous December 28, 2010
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"Was on Benicar HCT for years with only moderate results and bad gout side-effects. Doctor insisted on continuing the Benicar HCT and subscribed Allopurinol for the gout and a powerful pain killer for the attacks. Changed Doctors and she changed me to Azor with wonderful results. Blood pressure is now consistently in the 105-115/65-75 range, I'm sleeping better, love my new Doctor and best of all...no gout !"
starsmile October 24, 2010
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"This is my first week on Azor and not only is my blood pressure in the 117/80 range, I slept peacefully through the night and experienced wonderfully pleasant dreams for the first time in nearly five years! So Azor is obviously having a positive effect on my sleep apnea as well. Was a bit dizzy the first morning of the first pill but have been fine since. I'm grateful for the changes."
Azor works! May 1, 2010
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