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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Catapres oral.

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Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/31/2016 6:01:52 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was prescribed 0.2 mg. 2x daily. Taken for over 2 yrs. I hate feeling tired, no libido, wt. gain and overall feeling of lethargy. Dr. trying to wean me off with 0.1mg am and added 2.5 mg Norvasc am. Not too bad, some withdrawal symptoms but tolerable. DCEd am catapres and added 2.5 more Novasc. Someone SHOOT ME. The withdrawal symptoms are horrific! Dizzy, headaches, pounding heart, insomnia, anx ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
2/8/2016 12:39:39 PM

Reviewer: chris, 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Works, but side effects take getting used to. I can't take diuretics or beta-blockers, and this is the most effective at controlling blood pressure of everything I've tried. Dry mouth and eyes are the worst side effects, but these are easily mitigated. If you're not used to it, though, that first pill will hit you like three martinis.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
9/24/2015 11:33:33 PM

Reviewer: Pete, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The single most quality of life destroying drug I have ever taken. I was on 8 other BP meds but when the Doc added this one My BP remained high but I was afraid to go down the stairs I was so unsteady. I was always terribly tired, dizzy, nauseated, I felt like I was in a continual narcotic withdrawal. I read for some it works but for me it was a nightmare and the first drug I have ever refus ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
9/8/2015 9:27:42 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Have swollen feet all the time now I'm starting to bruise all over and b/P has NOT been reduced even after increase in dosage hate these meds won't take diuretic because of recent kidney stones

Condition: High Blood Pressure
10/20/2014 3:52:14 PM

Reviewer: Sheryl, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I went into the Emergency Room with a BP of 170/131. Yes, this drug dropped my BP very quickly, but I feel like a zombie. I wish there was another drug that works as well without this side effect. I tried to quit alcohol but found cold turkey is actually the worst thing to go through (in my opinion). I was honest with the emergency Dr and Nurses and they were very understanding. But they said ... Show Full Comment

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