User Reviews for Amlodipine / olmesartan to treat High Blood Pressure
Also known as: Azor
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Reviews for Amlodipine/olmesartan
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "Azor user for 7 years, maybe 8...sky high blood pressure that comes from a long family lineage. Was on 10/20 mg. for most of the time, now on 5/20 - I usually maintain a 105/68 - 120/70 with a pulse that rarely goes above 65. I can't say enough about this medication, I went from a red faced angry fool to being a pussy cat. On my very worst days - intense stress or pain I'll max at 130/90 but that's about 3-5 times a year. I don't do the generic, I'm loyal to the Azor brand - it has a certain smell that the generic doesn't, crazy or not I got used to the smell. You'd have to take both to understand...nonetheless the one month I went generic my blood pressure was spotty."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "I was on Benicar for about ten years before my insurance decided they won't cover it. I tried several other medications with lots of disappointment and very high BP. My doctor recommended Azor, works even better and it took about six months for my insurance to cover it. The cost with the coupon from the manufacturer it is great!"
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "I also found that the generic did not work as well as Azor. With Azor my bp is usually 120/78 and with the new generic it's 140/100. I will continue to use Azor and hope that the cost of $360 per month comes down."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "I was on Azor 10/40. It worked perfectly. Steady 120/80 reading any time of the day. My new plan doesn't cover Azor and I'm trying the generic equivalent of amlodopine and Benicar. On the generic my blood pressure is 150/100. I guess I'll have to pay the huge out of pocket price for the Azor. I've had no noticeable side effects on Azor."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "Started taking Azor in 2013 and it worked beautifully controlling my blood pressure. However, in 2013 I also started having problems with my face swelling (as if I had the mumps). The facial swelling was evident after an infection (sinus, ear, etc.); and would disappear after a course of antibiotics. Earlier this year the problem recurred and was worse than ever before. The swelling didn't subside. I had ultrasounds, CT scans, and saw three different ENTs before the third one told me Azor causing the problem. If you check the side effects facial swelling is listed."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "its hard for me to remember to take the pill and when the pain du to HBO comes Azor takes at least 2-3 days to work , Really expensive pill at $13.50 each at Walgreens , Insurance deductible each month is $98.00"
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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"
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "Great medication! Works very well although my insurance doesn't cover it!"
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "This medicine works very well for me where others did not. The only reason for the 6 out of 10 is the price."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "My blood pressure has been around 160/100. Doctor prescribed Azor 40/10. Just 4 hrs later my reading showed 120/82. I was amazed. I am now on it daily. Thanks to Azor."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "Does the job."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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"
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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!"
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "This medicine works well to lower my blood pressure, maybe too well. I feel light headed at times and have a lack of energy."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "I had moderate blood pressure. I have been on Azor for about a year. I take it at night to reduce the dizziness side effect."
Azor (amlodipine / olmesartan): "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."
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