Drug Ratings for AVAPRO

Average Rating: 2.5 (217 Ratings)

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 1  HBP (Pre-hypertension) Extreme fatigue, cough, excessive phlegm, dizziness, leg cramps, gastritis, rhinitis, chest pain, weakness, hair loss, rapid pulse, depression, feeling like I can't breathe,blurred vision, agitation. F 58
150 1X D
10/28/2014
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 1  High Blood Pressure Headache that never goes away, anxiety, emotional, moody and joint pain in legs when getting up in the morning. M 42 1 days
150
10/21/2014
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 3  High blood pressure Lethargy, tiredness, joint and muscle pains, and these last few weeks, cramps. Lack of sexual interest. Muscles that you never knew could cramp, did so on me. I could sleep for 10 hours a day, and still wake up feeling tired. M 39 9 months
150 1X D
9/13/2014

 3  HBP Feeling tired all the time and depress. I was losing my hair before taking Avapro, but since starting Avapro last January my hair loss has increased dramatically... like 50 x more. My doctor doesn't think it is Avapro, but I really think it did increase my hair loss. I am thinking of stopping it. It has lower my blood pressure; but the negative side effects is terrible for me. F 59 8 months
75mg 1X D
8/26/2014

 2  Hypertension Headache, extreme irritability, vertigo to the point I was bumping into walls and afraid to leave the house. Fatigue and lethargy. Tried taking it at night, had insomnia, urination urgency, coughing, and panic. Chest pain sent me to the ER. F 57 7 days
75 mg 1X D
7/28/2014
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 3  High blood pressure Feels like I have an ulcer with gnawing stomach pain when I am eating. I take in the morning and have to run to the bathroom shortly after taking it. I also urinate more. Makes me somewhat anxious, try to fend off by cleaning or gardening. Take two hbp medicines. I went to see a new doctor and had a toothache at the time and needed hbp refill so didn't want to cancel the appt. Of course being in pain, my bp was up! Doctor ignored that. Also gave me EKG! A few hours later, I was getting a root canal. Calling tomorrow as my stomach is really bad since I have been on Avapro. F 54 24 days
150 1X D
7/13/2014
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 3  hypertension extreme fatigue. Tiredness during the day. Waking up after 12 hours of sleep and still feeling tired. F 40 10 years
75mg 1X D
5/19/2014

 2  high blood pressure My doctor took me off diovane 160 and when i started avapro 150 2 days ago i started a headache that doesnt go away. Feeling light headed F 61 2 days
150
5/17/2014

 2  htn Depression that became very apparent after a week of taking. Didn't realize until serving week of taking it that if may be causing me to feel sad, hopeless, like I want to hide in bed all day. Also had knee pain within days of starting, but that subsided, mostly. I have also noticed numbness in my feet and fingers. Also, want to sleep all the time. F 44 2 weeks
37.5
5/1/2014

 4  High Blood Pressure I've been on 150 mg. of Avapro for quite a long time with no side effects and it kept my pressure around 120/70. Blood pressure has gone up in the last few month, up to 143/85, so my doctor switched me to 300 mg about 5 days ago. Feeling fatigued and tired on 300 mg. but things seem to be getting better everyday. I was also feeling miserable with my high blood pressure and anxious, couldn't sleep very well, but now I feel relaxed and it has dramatically lowered my pressure to 113/64. I'm pleased so far and I have no trouble now sleeping at night which is a relief. F 48 10 years
1 x a day
3/31/2014

 3  High blood Pressure My BP is under control but I have terrible aches in my left knee. This seems to happen after exercise. F 50 5 years
3/18/2014
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 1  High BP This was the generic (irbesartan). Did not do anything to lower BP. Very rapid heart beat and anxiety, back pain, feeling lethargic during the day. I would not recommend this drug. My doctor put me on Benicar hct and within 2 days my BP was normal. F 63 10 days
150 1X D
3/15/2014
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 1  High Blood pressure It was OK in the beginning but gradually, particularly the last 2 years I have noticed crippling joint pain, leg pains, skin rashes, stiff neck, can't sleep at night yet fall asleep if I sit down during the day. Lately when I wash or brush my hair I am left with a good handful that has fallen out. I went to the Dr last week and told him all this and said I want to try a different medication as I felt Avapro was the cause of all my problems .When I left I noticed the script was again for Avapro. I am seeing a different Dr tomorrow. I also have cold feet and numbness in my feet. Another thing is that when I brush my teeth my gums bleed. A while back I looked up the side effects of Irbesarten, the main ingredient of Avapro and was surprised to see many of my symptoms listed. My Dr told me I could take Panadol Osteo, 2 three times a day. I don't think so !!! I will not be taking Avapro or Ibesarten ever again. F 69 7 years
300mg 1X D
2/26/2014
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 1  Hyper tension Had all the symptoms like others , cramps no energy etc docs have given me every test know ie ct scans MRI emt you name it they can't figure out my neurophy type symtoms . Also cold feet heart pain vertigo so stopped taking I'm 47 and felt like giving up so now have stopped taking it for the last 3 days starting to feel better but curious how long it takes to be out of my system and restore my health If on this drug think twice before the docs put you through unneeded tests so 7 cat scans 2 MRI I emt test all for nothing also it screwed up my sinus I went from 240 lbs 6ft to 187 I was fine on it until I lost the weight the affected me huge M 8 years
300 1X D
2/2/2014
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 3  HBP Abdominal pain 34 1 days
150MG 1X D
1/6/2014
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 1  Hypertension As time went on the extreme fatigue and weakness were absolutely debilitating. I would lie down due to weakness, and be on the verge of unconsciousness. Unable to drive at times would have to pull over and sleep. I thought I was having weird food reaction, then my doctor halved my dose as my blood pressure had started to drop. I noticed an immediate feeling of wellbeing I hadn't felt for years. My blood pressure continued to improve and he took me off the medication all together and voila I feel fantastic. If I ever have hypertension again I will not take Avapro! F 56 12 years
150 1X D
11/5/2013
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 3  high blood pressure & Kidney diseas Usually get a dry cough, sometimes a stiff neck, almost had several auto accidents as my vision or brain wasn't noticing traffic properly. feel withdrawn most of the time.Sometimes get vertigo and faster than normal heartbeat most times (80 bpm). Just developed super painful gout in my left heel. Also had E.D. problems very shortly after starting this med.and still do. M 48 10 years
150mg 1X D
2/22/2013
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 1  Hypertension TERRIBLE leg and joint pain! If you take this drug, be aware that cramps, leg pain, etc. are a possibility. No way I'll take it ever again! M 40 10 days
150 MG 1X D
2/3/2013

 1  High blood pressure depression, fatigue, joint ache, blocked sinuses, reflux, low energy levels, anxiety. do not recommend anyone take this drug. M 67 4 years
300mg 1X D
1/6/2013
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 1  Hypertension Have tried 29 different drugs and combinations of drugs for extremely high BP (250/127). Everything has had deleterious side effects. The Avapro is the most recent problem med. Fluid retention causing quick weight gain, decreased urination, swelling, and "lizard-like skin" rash on face. Discontinued it on my own. Seeing cardiologist in two days for re-check. I'll bring him up to date on this awful stuff. Having tried as many meds as I have, I am acutely aware of ANY changes in my system. I am healthy otherwise, 61 years old, and have no other health issues of concern. The medications I have tried have hurt more than helped and patients have to be their own advocate. The doctors only believe what the drug companies tell them... F 61 30 days
150 mg. 1X D
11/27/2012
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 4   initially felt cramps while swimming. Had to quit swimming. Loss of hair. Less sex but no apparent side effects. All other pills had dry cough. But blood pressure is maintained at 125/80 for 20 years. Suggest keep dose lowest to Kiel bp at acceptable level. Now I read all other persons with loss of hair, cramps etc and wonder if this was the right treatment M 66 21 years
150 1X D
7/27/2012

 3  High blood pressure When I started I took 1 avapro in the morning. I noticed some hair loss. It wasn't until the doctor doubled the dose that I noticed the a lot of hair loss and also had a constant low grade headache that doesn't go away with medication. After seeing a dermatologist about the loss, he recommended switching meds. Hopefully that will resolve the problem. F 60 18 months
2X D
7/10/2012

 3  High BP Headaches and stiff neck - neck 'cracks' and crunches, reduced to half tablet and headaches subsided and neck clicking not as bad, also found BP better on half a tab than on a whole tab - maybe less is more. Doctors too quick to put on high doseage M 62 6 years
130 1X D
6/10/2012
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 1  high blood pressure OMG-This website is awesome! I have been dealing with Plantars Fascitis for over a year~Last year I was getting cortizone injections & barely able to walk from the pain & swelling! I thought it was from my Crestor meds & I stopped taking them-I now realize it's most likely from my AVAPRO!! (I take 150mg a day-I am supposed to take 300mg-but I didn't think it was necessary).... I still have pain (although not as bad) but I am however still extremely tired,have stomach issues(all of the time) irritable,insomnia,weight gain,etc..etc...Thanks for all of your comments! I was beginning to wonder why at only 41years old~ I was falling apart! I am going to stop taking this medication today & see what happens! Maybe I will get back to my normal,healthy self again & will not NEED medications to make me feel Worse!! Thanks everyone for Sharing~Appreciate it!!! :) F 41 2 years
150mg 1X D
5/15/2012
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 1  high blood pressure terrible fatigue depression no energy sleeping long hours but not rested abdominal cramping upset stomach muscle cramping swollen ankles, feet, along with very painful joints legs and feet ache so badly, i have to sit down frequently severe muscle spasms in my legs crustations on skin frequent heavy feeling in my chest water retention and weight gain weakness in my legs i've stopped taking avapro altogether and have had releif from many of these symptoms.. i will be investigation a more natural prescription for blood pressure management through a naturopathic physician. F 78 3 days
120 mg 1X D
5/12/2012
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 5  hypertension None at all It lowered my BP from 160/90 to about 130/80 60 3 years
100MG 1X D
5/8/2012

 3  Pre Hypertension Muscle Cramps in legs, feet and abdomen, dry throat, feels like I inhaled dust, with cough. I took Avapro from 2002 - 2007, no problems at all, it helped me lower my bp. Lost weight in 2006-2007 and went off of it, no longer needed. Had surgery, couldn't work out and gained weight back in 2009. Started Avapro again in 2010, have been having symptoms only for the past year, started toward the end of menopause. Previously the drug worked fine for me. Trying to lose weight again to get off of it but difficult to exercise due to the muscle cramping. Dr having hard time believing me since it was ok before this year. F 49 2 years
150mg 1X D
5/7/2012

 5  HBP None so far ! Lowered my BP from dangerous (178/105) to near perfect. M 50 2 weeks
75mg 1X D
5/4/2012

 1  Dx'd with hypertension frequent heavy feeling mid chest, depression, anxieties, weight gain, increased platelets, needing excessive sleep, lack of ability to perform any tasks as previous to taking this poison. I'm so ecstatic that I found this website; I was beginning to think I was the only one! F 65 6 years
300 mg.
4/22/2012

 1  Elevated BP Terrible fatigue, depression, no energy, sleep long hrs. Abdominal cramping & Diarrhea, upset stomach, muscle cramping, swollen ankles, feet and painful joints. Legs and feet ache so badly I have to sit down all the time. Also have severe muscle spasms in my legs as well as weakness. Was on other meds to control elevated BP though not dangerously high. Began with 150mg & could not tolerate, terrible diarrhea & cramping. The doctor cut dose in half, but still have a lot of problems. I mentioned to the doctor early on it was giving me stomach problems, but not as many other problems and was told to keep trying it because all BP Meds have side effects & they had to convince my ins. co. to pay for it and it was a hassle. Dumb me, I've been suffering. No more, I quit taking it last night and feel better already. Actually woke up this AM feeling like a normal human being with some life in me. So glad I'm not alone after reading what others have written. It's simply not worth it, I prefer sanity. Think I'm going to look into holistic cures. The insert from the drug company does not tell it all or even come close in being honest re side effects with this drug. Thank you all, your comments have been so helpful to me. F 68 2 years
75mg 1X D
4/17/2012

 3  High Blood Pressure Didn't think I had any side effects until I read this site and now I wonder about weak legs in the mornings and neck and shoulder aches. Tho, I am writing because I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing hair loss ? F 73 1 years
150mg 1X D
3/8/2012

 1  High Blood Pressure Developed a horrible rash all over my body. I itched from head to toe. Had swelling to face and lips. ER doctor said Avapro was causing it. Called my cardiologist and he said he never heard of Avapro causing a rash. Began looking up info on computer and I was amazed. The imformation I found explained a lot of the symptoms I have been experiencing. It has only been two days since I stopped Avapro and the rash is gone. I am wondering if the Avapro was the caused my anxiety, fatigue and decreased libido. All of which I blamed on getting older. M 53 7 years
300 mgm 1X D
2/22/2012
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 1  High Blood pressure & racing pulse I took my first avapro tablet at 3pm and by 6.00pm i was in an ambulance to emergency - my entire body was cramping severely and I lost consciousness - emergency Docs had to flush the drug out of my system and told me that i was never to take another Avapro tablet. M 39 1 days
75mg 1X D
1/29/2012
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 5  high blood pressure I have taken high blood pressure meds for 25 years. During that time I have taken numerous other brands but they would not hold my pressure within an acceptable range. BP would often go as high as 180/110 at times and I would feel bad. Avapro has kept my pressure about 120/70 most of the time (sometimes lower) and only occasionally gos up to 140/85. I have felt better on Avapro than I did on any of the other blood pressure medicines and it has worked better for me. I am basically a pretty active senior person. I do have a dry cough sometimes. I take Avapro at night. I have not had dizziness, muscle weakness, aches or pains other than normal for my age?. I guess Avapro agrees with me pretty well. I recommend you try it - ask your doctor. F 74 4 years
150 1X D
1/2/2012
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 1  Hbp Pain in my neck, shoulders, arms, tingling hand, cold, cold feet...had to sleep with 4 blankets, two of which were doubled, fatigued, sleep problems, heart rate up in 80's normally low 70's and the usual dry mouth. Have tried every bp med there is and get side effects from all of them. And docs don't believe side effects. Thx to this website I know I'm not crazy. F 61 4 days
75mg
12/4/2011

 1  cholesterol muscle weakness Some half hour after I took this thing both my arms felt really weird and lost strenght. I never took it again and never will. I think if was localised neuropathy or something. It went away some 3 days after I took the pill. M 25 1 days
20mg 1X D
11/17/2011

 3  Hypertension Dry cough. Occasional short lived nausea in morning just after I take the pill. Sometimes associated with dry retching. Then stops. No more nausea or dry retching until next time. Possible reduction in sexual drive, but hard to tell whether it would come with increased age anyway. Not sure yet. Have now taken to cutting 150 tablet in half. BP still down. Less side effects. May even cut the half in half. I am now trying alternative approach to BP - acupuncture. There is no hypertension in traditional chinese medicine, because they couldn't test BP. They developed treatments for the symptoms of high BP only. So I am on a bit of a try it and see journey, but it is non intrusive and I am interested to see if I can reduce the hypertension in some other way... along with exercise M 62 3 years
150 1X D
11/14/2011

 1  high blood pressure No problems in the beginning. Then oedema (face and legs), skin rash and lesions, dry and itchy ear canals. F 62 4 years
300mg 1X D
10/20/2011
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 3  High Blood Pressure Dry mouth and muscle cramps, anxiety Dr. started me on 150 mg of Avapro because I was having side effects with another drug. First day, very tired, almost lightleaded, severe muscle cramps. But I notice that my breathing was so much better that I did not need Advair (copd). Cut pill in half the next morning and felt tired, but no muscle cramps. Next day I cut in in quarters and that seemed to work very well. I don't understand why my breathing is greatly improved to where I don't need my advair, but I'm not complaining. Will slowly build to proper dose and keep watch on my blood pressure. I'm sensitive to many drugs, so it's not easy to find one that works for me. Personally, I think that doctors go with the ordinary dosage and alot of times it's too much. They don't seem to take into account how someone reacts to medications. 57 4 days
150mg 1X D
10/3/2011
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 3  High Blood Pressure I used to love reading books but now I get a headache and feel dizzy after about 20 minutes of reading. I got new glasses a few months ago and it has not helped. I also get headaches from watching TV. I also seem to be far more suseptible to fatigue and muscle weakness. I came to this site to decide whether or not to continue taking this drug. I am going to monitor my situation closely and if necessary I will stop taking this drug to see if my above problems disappear. M 73 1 years
150 1X D
5/14/2011

 2  HBP Was previously onn Micardis 40mg, but was experiencing fatigue, so dr changed to Avapro 75mg. After 3 days of taking this med, I had severe chest tightness, nausea, dizziness and feeling very weak, went back to dr, checked my bp, with this med, it is to strong has severely decreased my bp so now i have low bp. Have taken any meds for 5 days now and me bp is still on the lower side of normal. F 26 3 days
75 1X D
5/5/2011

 5  High blood pressure None Works well. Blood pressure down. M 59 4 years
150 mg. 1X D
2/19/2011

 2  Prehypertension Extremely cold feet, muscle stiffness after sitting, tight throat especially at high elevations (e.g. Mexico City). Avapro definitely lowered my blood presuure, but the side effects were diverse and insidious. On balance, I would certainly not advise the use of this drug for other individuals whose blood presure is only slightly above the normal range. Opt first for life style change! M 63 2 years
150 1X D
2/5/2011

 4  hypertension Only taking for four days - no side effects to report. The second morning my B/P came down dramatically. Still monitoring my B/P daily. M 53 4 days
150mg 1X D
12/30/2010
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 4  Hypertension Morning pain in foot. Played golf and it was gone by the end of the first hole. M 60 5 days
150mg 1X D
12/14/2010

 2  High blood pressure Extremely bad diarrhea and bleeding. M 58 12 days
75 mg 1X D
12/9/2010

 3  High Blood Pressure Severe Tiredness, pain in foot, fatigue during day, persistent cough Started on 150 moved to 300 went back to 150 when suffered stomach pain. Was off it for about a week on Overseas holiday no tiredness during day in fact was able to sight see and stay up late most nights. Started back on 150 but may give it away as day time fatigue has returned. M 50 2 months
150 1X D
12/1/2010

 1  High Blood pressure I was on avapro 150mg, for 4 years, with little or no side effects, and somewhat effect control of blood pressure, when my mother was dying, the stress went up, so did my blood pressure, my doctor increased it to 300 mg, I started to have sore neck, and pain in between my shoulder blades, which I thought was stress related to dying mom, I went to chrio, physio, tried laser, accuputure, everything, even natural path...one day I stop taking my avapro slowly...blood pressure went up but pain went away...3 yrs from hell, pain from avapro in upper back and neck area...unreal...now I am trying to find snother med...that don't react with me...so far no luck...they all have bad side effects, every 2 weeks I change WHOA!!!!!! still jno luck...but it's nice not to have neck pain and back pain...I was taking soooo many pain pills to cope....while on avapro I was on avapro 150mg, for 4 years, with little or no side effects, and somewhat effect control of blood pressure, when my mother was dying, the stress went up, so did my blood pressure, my doctor increased it to 300 mg, I started to have sore neck, and pain in between my shoulder blades, which I thought was stress related to dying mom, I went to chrio, physio, tried laser, accuputure, everything, even natural path...one day I stop taking my avapro slowly...blood pressure went up but pain went away...3 yrs from hell, pain from avapro in upper back and neck area...unreal...now I am trying to find snother med...that don't react with me...so far no luck...they all have bad side effects, every 2 weeks I change WHOA!!!!!! still jno luck...but it's nice not to have neck pain and back pain...I was taking soooo many pain pills to cope....while on avapro M 54 7 years
300 1X D
11/15/2010

 1  high pressure after reading this site I was so happy because I thought I was going nuts. I had cramps so bad I developed plantar fascilitis I was becoming lame. I went off it after reading this site. But my bp went very high after 4 days.I can't lose weight and so tired even with 10 hours sleep. Don't know if I want any more chemical added to my body... F 64 2 years
300mg 1X D
11/8/2010

 4  HBP Fatigue, but by being active regardless, it often lifts Tried many medications, Avapro works well for me. I feel it really delivers what it promises... M 47 4 months
150 1X D
10/27/2010

 5  high blood pressure None No problems from beginning, and my blood pressure is now controlled. F 67 3 years
1X D
10/23/2010
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 1  High Blood Pressure Extreme indigestion after second pill. Went from Diovan to Avapro due to indigestion issues, now await another medicine solution. Going through chemotherapy and need to stay within this family of drugs. It is a process of elimination and me being the guinea pig. F 62 2 days
150 MG 1X D
10/5/2010

 1  high blood pressure After sitting for very brief periods, would incur stiffness in the legs from the knees down, making walking very difficult. Would dread riding in the car any longer than 15 minutes due to sitting position. Upon arising in the morning, would experience the same stiffness. Also experienced fatigue and general lack of energy. Have been off the drug for approximately l l/2 months and have dramatically improved! This drug affected my life negatively for the passed three years. Users beware... and be aware of the possible side effects of all the drugs you are taking. Special thanks for this site... it made me aware that Avapro could be the cause of my problem. And it was! F 69 3 years
150 mg 1X D
9/30/2010

 5  high blood pressure This is the first and only medication I have taken for high blood pressure and I am am very satisfied for the most part. I do have to clear my throat every now and again and I sometimes wonder why my toes are cold a lot of the time. I sometimes wonder if all blood pressure medications directly affect sexual desire and performance, or is it just that I am getting older? M 55 2 years
150 1X D
9/6/2010

 1  Hypertension B/P dropped frm 145/88 to 93/56, then took a sharp spike of 245/111. Went to ER and discovered was having anaphylactic symptoms. Just a single dose of this medication sent me to the hospital where I was given aspirin, Nitroglycerin, and Heprin to thin my blood because of heart fibrillations that could cause blood clots (so the ER doctors told me.) I continued chest pain throughout the night and into the next day,when a heart cath was done. Was told I have a healthy heart and that the Avapro had caused anaphylactic symptoms. 3 days have passed,and my heart continues to race at time. Am, however, feeling much better. Will NEVER take another Avapro! F 53 1 days
150 mgs. 1X D
8/29/2010
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 3  hypertension chronic pain and swelling in my hands and feet, thought i have tendonites . the pain makes it hard to sleep tingleing does not go away, help M 56 15 months
150mg 1X D
8/27/2010

 1  Hypertension Joint and muscle pain in lower back, hands, fingers. M 54 90 days
150mg 1X D
7/29/2010

 1  HTN,Kidney failure Leg muscle weakness,bloating,fatigue and general weakness,Stange sensation of rectal pressure when walking(need to get to a bathroom) Horrible medication for me.Does nothing for my BP.Am on norvasc and metoprolol.Went on and off of this med for acouple of years.Nephrologist is determined to keep me on this drug.My job requires strenuous activity.Felt better off of the med.Told the doc that I would try to get back on the med.It took one week to start feeling fatigued again.Feel ok at rest. F 55 7 days
150 1X D
7/19/2010

 3  HBP & Diabetis Neuropathy Severe debilitating interaction with Nortryptaline: migraine-intensity headaches, vomiting (even plain water!) Took a week without any drugs to be able to again take Avapro due to residual drugs in my system. Avapro now causing minor problems it didn't before, and isn't as effective. Blood pressure is down some, but only to levels I could achieve on a good day free from stress. I have taken no less than 22 drugs for my HBP just since the beginning of the year, and suffered serious side-effects from everything except Avapro. My options are thus limited. M 56 30 days
150 mg 1X D
7/2/2010

 2  high blood pressure It took about a week and a half to reach full effect and after that about 2 weeks fine. Then I started to develop muscle aches,fatigue, lightheaded , joint pain and lack of sexual interest. I'm definitely going to the doctor to change medication!!! M 47 90 days
150 mg 1X D
6/30/2010

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