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User Reviews for Edarbi to treat High Blood Pressure

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Edarbi Rating Summary

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5.4/10 Average Rating
28 ratings from 30 user reviews

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Reviews for Edarbi

Sunshine · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 1, 2020

“I was on Edarbi for about 18 months and it did what it was supposed to do. I was on 10mg a day. But I started to have trouble with my potassium spiking into very high numbers. Last two weeks have been a nightmare. Muscle spasms, itching, burning, cramps in my joints and sudden shooting pain all over. I stopped taking Edarbi, it has been 4 days now and still experiencing the symptoms, especially at night when I go to bed. The burning worsens around my ankles and joints in my wrist. I have tried so many other drugs to help lower my BP I don't know what is going to happen. But I do know Edarbi is not for me.”

4 / 10
Ann · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 22, 2020

“This Edarbi is the 3rd medicine they have tried on me. Bad side effects. By far this is the worst. I thought it was going to be the end of me!!!! Numbers went very low 90/50 so went on half dose. Still low. The drug made me tired and totally fatigued. Lightheaded also jittery feeling. Nausea muscle spasms very severe. My pulse/ heart rate would pike up to 155!!! The severe side effects did not begin till about the 5th week. Headaches were unbearable!! This drug has threatened my life!!! I stopped it I rather take my chances with FASTING and natural remedies!!”

1 / 10
Zumapuma January 20, 2020

“Overweight, binge eating disorder, 58, sedentary female. On Bisoprolol/HCTZ 2.5-6.25 mg. Dr. added Edarbi 40mg. At about 2 weeks, I developed a bizarre side effect, I found food repulsive. I was having to force myself to eat. The food pictures in my head or thoughts of food, were gone. Mouth sensation intensified so I could only put a small amount of food in my mouth and then would chew and chew and did not want to swallow. Sides of tongue had a weird sensation. I also noticed mild nausea. Another week, and I was dizzy, extreme muscle weakness and had a burning\numb sensation in my right thigh, deep pain in my right calf, and transient intense pain in my knees and ankles. My doctor cut the dose to 1/2 then 1/4, but eventually we stopped the med entirely. After 2 weeks off, I feel more in touch, but the binge eating returned with the pictures of food in my head and normal sensation in my mouth. The thigh burning and numbness is still there. Not really sure it did anything for my BP.”

2 / 10
Dante November 29, 2019

“I’m 43 and this is the first BP medicine I’ve ever been on. I’ve been on 40mg/day for the past 5 days and I am going to have to stop. I am so absolutely exhausted it is unbearable. And diarrhea on top of it. I gave it a 2 because it does lower by BP.”

2 / 10
Kat · Taken for less than 1 month November 13, 2019

“Have never felt the same since being on Edarbi. Numbers went low so went on half dose. Still low. The drug made me tired and Totally fatigued. Lightheaded also jittery feeling. I stopped it a week ago and hope it leaves my system soon. Also had tummy problems with it”

1 / 10
Male guest · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 3, 2019

“WARNING! Edarbi is an extremely effective drug & this can cause a dangerous side effect if you are not careful. I don't think the drs realize this yet but if you take Edarbi AND do hard physical labor where you are sweating a lot it is critical that you drink lots of water before, during, & after the physical activity or you can get life threatening low blood pressure. The combined Edarbi, lower water in blood, & exercise all amplify to crash your BP & you can pass out or worse. This drug may not be ideal if you do sports. Even low 10mg doses are strong enough for some people to get dangerously low BP readings when doing vigorous exercise so just be aware & consider not taking a dose before prolonged exertion. Other than that, this is the most effective BP medication I have ever taken, even at low doses. It just may work too well for some people in strong exercise situations so be aware & hydrate a ton.”

10 / 10
Joey July 14, 2019

“Best BP medicine I ever took. My BP in now 120/70 and sometimes even lower”

10 / 10
turbo · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 30, 2019

“The best BP med I have used in 25 years. Stopped losartan potassium 100 MG due to migraines and poor BP reduction. Started 40 MG of Edarbi 7 weeks ago. BP is best it has been in years. Went from 4 migraine free days a month to only 4 migraines last month. Hope this trend continues!!”

10 / 10
guest · Taken for less than 1 month April 17, 2019

“I've been having significantly higher BP on my right side. July 2018 cardiologist gave me edarbi samples, low dose, can't remember what it was. After the first week I didn't feel any changes. After 7 days I developed severe muscle weakness. Could not get around, had to use a walking cane. Weak muscles everywhere there is muscle tissue. I stopped Edarbi immediately, felt only slight improvement but never recovered completely. Later my primary diagnosed PMR. I'm too young for it, never had it before. I'm absolutely sure Edarbi caused it.”

1 / 10
Lisa · Taken for less than 1 month April 2, 2019

“Started Edarbi a week ago after getting off of Losartan because of bad muscle cramps. My blood pressure has never been better 120/74. But I barely could move because of being so tired. Bad headache and overall out of it. I couldn’t even drive. I tried splitting the pill and took half. Same result. Not for me at all”

2 / 10
RCT · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 17, 2018

“Heaven sakes! I'm reading complaints about side effects and am wondering if they tried cutting the pills?! I get the 20mg tablet, use a pill cutter and cut them into quarters! My blood pressure is perfect, no side effects and this is a good med for me to keep my kidneys healthy! Please don't give it up without getting the dose right! I don't have any side effects! will someone tell these doctors to get the dosage right???? They should be starting with the 20mg to see how it does! Common sense!”

10 / 10
Chris · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 21, 2018

“I have been on a variety of different BP meds for over 35 years. The Edarbi keeps it low or even too low and I am often extremely fatigued and feel dizzy. I do better if I skip taking It for a day. The worst for me is the stiffness, muscle aches and excruciating joint pain in my ankles, knees, elbows and back. I feel certain it is from this drug or that it has caused some kind of auto immune response or possibly gout. This whole scenario started after three weeks of taking Edarbi and that is the only drug I am on. I struggled to even walk the other day while shopping which is unheard of for me. Headed to see the Dr next week before I throw out the remaining pills. At this point I would rather try to lower it naturally and take my chances .... feeling like a crippled invalid is not my thing. I am 66 years old and have been active and healthy my entire life.”

Deb · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2018

“I have been taking 40mg of Edarbi for about 3 weeks noticed weight gain (miserable in my clothes) and back and side pain. Also, my demeanour has gone down more like depression! Stopped the medication and will have to find some other blood pressure medication.”

Bambi · Taken for less than 1 month July 13, 2018

“Tried this drug for 5 days. Nausea, dizziness, headache, brain fog. First day was okay symptoms got worse everyday afterwards. Went to doctor because head hurt so bad. Doctor took me off and put me back on Diovan. Insurance will not pay for diovan but will pay for edarbi which costs more than diovan.”

1 / 10
HealthHawk66 · Taken for less than 1 month May 17, 2018

“Edarbi caused insomnia and a speedy feeling during the day along with strange taste in mouth. It was the only drug I was taking. I was switching from Avapro to Edarbi because the Avapro wasnt keeping my BP down well enough. I had to stop the Edarbi due to these side effects after taking half of a 40 mg pill then reduced to half of that (10mg) still caused the effects that I never had on Avapro and they are the same drug class.”

3 / 10
Azure · Taken for less than 1 month May 1, 2018

“I started taking Edarbi for 20 day or so and it was ok, but it seems just recently I felt weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, dehydration, chest pains, and facial spasm over my lip. I had to go to the emergency room for the overall feeling. I wasn’t sure how a medicine that started off ok could do this to me until I read all the reviews. It seems it’s ok for some and bad for others. I may have to look at other options”

6 / 10
MuchBetter May 8, 2017

“The best blood pressure pill I've taken. My BP stays at 120/70. My doctor said that's the best it's ever been. I've had no side effects from it. I use the prescription card and get it for $40 a month. My Obamacare insurance does not pay for this.”

10 / 10
Kannallig May 4, 2017

“Have been on edarbi for last 4 weeks. Before that I was on Lasartin and few other medications. My BP was always on higher side. May be for the first time in last two years it has come down to the normal levels. First time when they did the reading I asked them to do it again as I was not believing. So far I have not experienced any side effects and I was happy finally some medication is working.”

10 / 10
Betaalum April 4, 2017

“This drug is horrible. Took it for three days and could barely get out of bed. Tired, lifeless existence is no life. Been off it for two days and still feel the side effects. Avoid completely”

1 / 10
Richie C February 12, 2017

“I went on Edarbi 40mg for 2 weeks with had up and down spikes,muscle pain in back,neck and joints.DR increased it to 80mg,developed chest pains with the other pains.Ended up in ER,kept over night and given stress test. After stress test ,I developed severe chest pain and EKG showed a problem. Now waiting for angiogram and taken off edarbi,& PUT ON RAMIPRIL 5mg X 2 a day.The angiogram is a 3 to 6week wait!”

1 / 10
E Kirby February 10, 2017

“I was on Benicar 40mg for 7-8 years. It worked great but last year I got pregnant with my first child and had to switch to meds that were safe for the baby. After my pregnancy, my doc put me back on Benicar and suddenly it didn't work for me any more. I started experiencing scary high bp's and side effects I had not had previously. My doc just switched me to Edarbi 80mg. I've only been on it for a week but so far it's working great. My numbers are even a little on the low side. The only side effect I've had is occasional dizziness when I stand up. I'm praying I don't get any other side effects. My doctor told me that it is pricey but he gave me a discount card to try. Right now I'm still using the samples he gave me.”

10 / 10
Petunina December 5, 2016

“I havd been taking Losartan 50 mg for 10 years. I had eclampsia with my second baby and never went back to normal. 5'10" 158 lbs very active 45 year old woman. I excersice and on low salt diet for years. It stopped working and my Cardiologist put me on Edarbi 80 mg. Worst drug I've tried. I've been on it for 3 weeks. My BP is getting higher and higher. Last reading of 180/100 today. From second dose I've had chest pressure, shortness of breath, really bad back pain. Left arm pain... fluttering in my heart. I had never had any of this symptoms before. The only thing that has changed was Edarbi. I'm really scared and seeing my doctor tomorrow to stop thus drug immediately. Not worked for me :(”

1 / 10
Former Athlete · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 29, 2016

“Active in my 40's and tried other BPs but they never worked well. Tried Edarbi by cutting the 40mg in half and taking 20mg/day and BP plummeted to 120/70. It has a much greater affinity to the angiotensin receptor and for a much longer period than any other ARB which is why it is the best, thus you don't need much for it to work. Side effects are dizziness if you bend over for a bit and then stand up. You can get briefly lightheaded so you need to not move to make sure you don't fall down if that happens. Other than that none but I also take half the lowest dose.”

10 / 10
Stella from Chios · Taken for less than 1 month July 18, 2016

“Writing this in behalf of my Aunt Stella, She is a healthy, robust 87 year old female. She is active, rides her bicycle, prepares all of her own meals is on a strict Mediterranean Diet inspired by the Greek Islands, Chios, Koz and Lesbos. As is often the case she is plied by multiple physicians with as many pharmaceuticals as they can justify. They most recent is Edarbi. She has gone from an active elder to a doped out Zombie. Definitely DO NOT recommend. Needless to say we have confiscated the drug and will report back in a few days with the outcome.”

1 / 10
Veronica Haynes March 25, 2016

“This medication made me feel dizzy, tired, muscle weakness and cramping. I felt un well daily.”

4 / 10