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User Reviews for Exforge to treat High Blood Pressure

Exforge has an average rating of 6.0 out of 10 from a total of 50 ratings for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. 40% of those users who reviewed Exforge reported a positive effect, while 22% reported a negative effect.

Exforge Rating Summary

6.0/10 Average Rating

50 ratings from 54 user reviews

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Reviews for Exforge

Mike · Taken for less than 1 month November 10, 2019

“Been on Exforge for just over 2 weeks. 5/80 twice daily. Side effects include tiredness, light headedness, some muscle pain, heaviness. It works well to bring BP down to normality.”

9 / 10
Anonymous October 27, 2019

“It works! In the beginning I used to get tinging all over my body especially my scalp, I was tired and dizzy . After 6 months I feel great .”

7 / 10
Kewgirl · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2019

“Only been 10 days on Exforge and immediately felt better. Initially I had tingling along my spine and in head which I'm glad someone else has had as I didn't know it was the drug and I started to panic. I have noticeable nipple enlargement. Slightly dry mouth and not as hungry as usual which I'm glad about, also helped with insomnia but maybe a bit tired. Overall pleased and I definitely feel better.”

9 / 10
joey dee · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 29, 2018

“Got my blood pressure down all right but gives me stomach discomfort and diarrhea/loose stools which is a major problem for me as it would be for anybody unless you're home most of the time. Going on 1/2 dose breaking in half see if improves that problem and keeps my pressure down.”

6 / 10
UC · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2018

“A week of hell on this drug. Sun sensitivity, numbness in my calves as if wading through water, headaches, dry mouth, dry eyes, soreness behind eyeballs, nausea, extreme heartbeats, high pulse rate, no appetite, weight loss, dehydration, cold clammy skin, uncontrollably sweating, hoarseness. Doctor took me off immediately when blood pressure fell uncontrollably to 87/47. Once I stopped I felt like a new person.”

1 / 10
Weezer · Taken for less than 1 month September 4, 2018

“I was on metoprolol for several years it kept my BP at 140/100 and sometimes lower, but then my body adjusted and my BP was all over the charts. 3 specialist later I ended up taking 4 pills in the morning and 2 every evening a totally of 6 pills per day. New doctor said those doses were too high. I was sent to another specialist 5 days ago and he started me on Exforge 2nd day I was in emergency room because I felt like I was having a heart attack, could not stand up without heart and pulse rate out of control. 3rd day I ended up at my house doctors practice to explain everything. Was told to take metoprolol with new meds. Today BP dropped overnight to 94/60 from 149/101, almost fainted. Side effects now dizziness, chest cramps, no appetite, dry eyes.”

5 / 10
Dree · Taken for less than 1 month September 4, 2018

“This drug caused my heart and pulse to go out of control as well as nausea and at one point numbness in my calves and knees. The heart beating was so terrible I went to the emergency room. I also felt tingling throughout my scalp.”

2 / 10
Andy · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 16, 2018

“Why is this medicine being recalled? Same reason as others? Coming up with recalls just to get rid of the good medications ?”

9 / 10
Cj · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 30, 2018

“I started taking exforge 2 months ago and feel terrible. I have severe dizziness, palpitations and lethargy. Doctor wants me to continue taking medication but I’ve stopped. It makes me feel like I’m having a heart attack”

2 / 10
Davo · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 1, 2018

“Exforge has worked well for me. No known side effects for me.”

9 / 10
Shelly · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 16, 2018

“I had been on 10mg of Norvasc for years. After seeing my primary care doctor in January, she suggested I try Exforge. My bp was 170/80. Taking 5/160, made me feel suck to the stomach, dizzy and I had developed an itch.”

4 / 10
rebbeach June 19, 2017

“I been on hypertension meds for 30 years . First I was on irbesartian didn't do a thing for me. Then metoprolol gave me chest pains to the point wondering if I should dial 911. Been on exforge for 7 months worked like a charm and not one single side effects.”

10 / 10
Bahko · Taken for less than 1 month March 21, 2017

“Ended up hospitalized for 5 days due to major leg pain in both legs”

1 / 10
Ang2322 January 31, 2017

“Is anyone else experiencing severe heart palpations with exforge?”

Leeleo · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 28, 2016

“I have been on Exforge for about 8 years. My doctor increased the dosage to 320/10 several years ago. It wasn't until I read these reviews and side effects that I realised that the issues I have been having are related to the Exforge I have been taking. I have chronic back pain, sinusitis a constant cough and sore and painful legs that make walking difficult. In the last 18 months my symptoms have gotten much worse with oedema in my feet and often discolouration due to bleeding from the small blood vessels in my legs. In addition I have become unable to walk far without becoming breathless. I also have small urine output. Despite this my BP is regularly 170/90. No doctor has made me aware my symptoms are the result of side effects.”

berio June 29, 2016

“I have been taking Exforge for 10 years. I now have 3 stage kidney failure. My Doctor told me it was Exforge.”

5 / 10
Hampton jim · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 15, 2016

“Good but soreness in Achilles tendon”

9 / 10
Rajesh kumar k December 28, 2015

“I have been using the exforge 10/160 medicine for the last 6-7 years. My blood pressure is controlled but now a days I feel too tired and sleepy feeling all the time.”

6 / 10
Botete · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 19, 2015

“Unable to control blood pressure consistently. Just had a stroke. Bp shoots up at night.”

3 / 10
ArkansasPeach June 22, 2015

“I've been taking Exforge for more than 5 years and it's kept my BP down. First I used Exforge that has the diuretic in it and since the doctor changed that, I need to use an over the counter diuretic. I haven't experienced any side effects that I can definitely say are related to use of Exforge. It has doubled in price this year with the release of the generic which did NOTHING for me.”

10 / 10
taming May 28, 2015

“Been taking Exforge 5/160 for 1 month and I can't shake this tired feeling. I'm having anxiety issues and weight lose! My pressure is coming down but I don't like this tired feeling! I'm taking the genetic brand and it cost only $4! I hope my doctor will change it next week.”

5 / 10
Anonymous January 27, 2015

“Very expensive cannot afford this medicine. Along with Metoprolol it has lowered my blood pressure but I have noticed tremendous amount of hair loss.”

3 / 10
Nair C April 21, 2014

“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.”

5 / 10
Cassiej · Taken for less than 1 month May 1, 2013

“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.”

9 / 10
sd1234 January 29, 2013

“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.”

4 / 10

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