I was prescribed three seperate medications plus an aspirin daily when I was first diagnosed with high blood pressure over ten years ago. I was oblivious that the swelling and uncomfortable situations that I was experiencing were a direct result of this condition. The first three medications that I was prescribed actually were recommended over a period of several months as my internist attempted to find the best possible regime for me. After experiencing some poor performance with one of my medicines, my doctor determined that it would be best to try the Exforge for a 30 day trial. I was amazed that I was able to take two of my scripts and trade for this one that was just as effective if not more than the previous one's. I have had very little difficulty with the side effects with this particular medication. I hope to be able to eliminate the need for any medications at all but until the time that I am able to do better, this is the perfect match for me.