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User Reviews for Hyzaar to treat High Blood Pressure

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Hyzaar Rating Summary

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6.6/10 Average Rating
19 ratings from 21 user reviews

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Reviews for Hyzaar

Frustrated · Taken for less than 1 month October 23, 2019

“I just started Hyzaar 50 12.5 this morning for high blood pressure. This is the 4th drug that the doctors have tried to use. Within 20 minutes of taking it, I experienced a head rush, as if I had been hit with smelling salts to open up my nasal passage. Then for over 2 hours, I had tachycardia, with my heart pounding. It's been 9 hours since I took my pill, and I am still having tightness in my neck and chest discomfort. When I take a deep breath, it feels like my chest is constricted. It's unpleasant. I am going to see if I can exercise tonight, or if I will be too winded. BTW, I walk all the time and am in good shape. I see the doctor in 3 days. If this keeps up, I need off this medicine, because I don't know how I can live my life with these types of side effects.”

5 / 10
Sideffects · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 16, 2019

“Works very well for blood pressure! 6 months into 100/25 mg, I am diabetic now, very painful back pain, gained too much weight and have to up my fiber intake daily. I am Asian, this seems to be very common with other Asian who are on the same meds.”

4 / 10
nursedeb · Taken for less than 1 month December 30, 2018

“I've been on this med for about 3 weeks. I started BP 160/102. Today I took by BP and it is 115/69 and heart rate of 89 . I feel a lot better. Now to lose weight and hopefully get off this med! ”

10 / 10
Hyzaar Respiratory Issue · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 25, 2018

“Be careful with this medication. I caught a bad cold almost a year ago and have been having respiratory issues ever since. I have been diagnosed with asthma and put on the max dose which has helped a good bit but I still feel like this medication caused me to have respiratory issues. The doctors can't find anything wrong other than the asthma. I wish I would have done my research before starting this medicine. I have stopped this medication and will be starting organic medications tomorrow. I am hopeful!”

5 / 10
cvdixon29 · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 12, 2017

“I've been on this medication two times now. Both times it's helped lower my blood pressure. I was able to come off of it for about 2 years when I got my blood pressure under control and was keeping it that way, but recently my blood pressure has went back up so my Dr put me back on this medication. My prescription is for the generic brand. I have used both the name brand and generic and I couldn't tell any difference..only price was different. I've had no side effects from this medication, it's worked very well. I would recommend it.”

10 / 10
Hibo February 26, 2017

“I have been using this medication for almost 12 years (50/12.5), my blood pressure was ok and most of the periodical blood analysis I made were ok, never had a noticeable side effects. For almost 10 days now, my BP is 150/100 and is not decreasing although I am taking the medicine. The work doctor said that my body might have adapted to the medicine, so I am seeing a specialist today to see what to do..”

8 / 10
Patchara February 27, 2016

“After trying organic and holistic alternatives for a year with no success I went to a Dr. who prescribed Hyzaar 50mg. I've been on it for 6 weeks, had my 2nd visit today and the Dr. said the approximately 10% improvement was all I could expect and immediatley prescribed a 2nd BP med. No discussion of increasing the dosage, just another med. I'm disappointed in the Dr. more than the med.”

3 / 10
dad82 February 15, 2014

“I've been on for a week. I've never felt better, I've had an on and off fast heart beat and arrhythmia for 15 years, been checked multiple times for by heart doctor, always came back negative. I haven't felt this good since I was a kid, no more fast heart beat, no more chest pain or tightness, I feel relaxed and normal, a little thirsty but that's it.”

10 / 10
DressageRider March 27, 2012

“While it is effective in lowering blood pressure, I have experienced side effects, to include ringing in the ears, dizziness, rapid heart beat, odd muscle pain and slightly elevated liver values. I also experienced rapid weight gain when switched to a generic version of the medicine.”

2 / 10
Anonymous February 4, 2011

“I have used Hyzaar for 8 months. It does cause strange heartbeats and even much discomfort in right part of my chest about an hour after taking the pill. I never had any of that before.”

1 / 10
naber June 20, 2010

“I used Hyzaar for the last 6 years. The best thing that happened to me. No side effects.”

9 / 10
Anonymous June 7, 2010

“Just started taking this a few weeks ago and its already working for me. Blood pressure went from 200/92 to 140/79 when last checked. Slight feeling of lightheadedness at first but gone now. Also take ibuprofen with no side effects.”

9 / 10
Anonymous January 30, 2010

“Love it - been taking the medicine for about 8 yrs. Nothing else would bring my pressure down. Now it runs 110/125.”

tiger685220 July 30, 2009

“I have had uncontrollable high blood pressure and hypothyroidism for over 15 years. All the different blood pressure medications the doctors have given me never came close to how well Hyzaar works. Not only has my blood pressure been lowered to near-normal (used to run 190 /120 ) but I have also lost over 25 pounds of fluid from the hydrochlorothiazide. Nothing but high marks for Hyzaar. No bad side effects. I feel the best I have felt in a long, long time!”

10 / 10
tcterhune July 24, 2009

“While Hyzaar did lower my blood pressure to normal levels, I suffered from a respiratory problem typically at night time with a gasping for air reflex several times a night. Effective drug but for me, a scary side effect.”

3 / 10
Anonymous May 17, 2009

“I have been on Hyzaar 100.25 for 2 months, and it has proven to be the most effective of all the other blood pressure medicines I have taken over the last 6 years. I also take a 10mg Norvasc with it every day. I have experienced no side effects. I love it.”

10 / 10
Anonymous May 3, 2009

“Recently started this medicine. So far no side effects and I am feeling better after about 5 days.”

9 / 10
l H April 25, 2009

“This medicine worked really fast at lowering blood pressure until the dizziness and feeling like passing out started. I may have kidney issues but I am on hydrocodone and this has an interaction with Hyzaar. ”

1 / 10
cured January 30, 2009

“I have had high blood pressure for over a year and just started taking Hyzaar 2 days ago and already my blood pressure is 125/75. This is at least 20 units drop in each number and I have not experienced any side effects yet. I feel a lot better.”

8 / 10
Anonymous August 11, 2008

“No side effects from this medicine, after horrible side effects on others.”

9 / 10
lovekassie January 9, 2008

“I have taking Hyzaar for 6 years without any side effects, my prescription co, wanted me to change to a different medication, they said there is not a generic, but thanks to I found out there is a generic , Thank you for all the help when we need it.”