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Amlodipine Besylate

Popular Brands: : Amlodipine, Norvasc, Amlodipine Besylate
Official FDA Reports516,270
Social Media Events3,772
Total Posts1,654
Avg. Review Score2.79/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Amlodipine Besylate
Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Mylan Laboratories Inc
  • Pfizer Inc

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Explanation

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Amlodipine Besylate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Amlodipine Besylate

Blood Pressure Decreased

Side Effects: Edema

Lowering blood pressure Changed to Atacand Plus 16mg. No side effects to date (4 mths)


Source: Norvasc (Amlodipine)

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Oedema

Side Effects: Edema

Lowering blood pressure Changed to Atacand Plus 16mg. No side effects to date (4 mths)


Source: Norvasc (Amlodipine)

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Blood Potassium Decreased

... lower legs and feet. This progressed to the point that it was noticeable visually, and presented problems in wearing of shoes and mobility. Blood testing also indicated a drop in Potassium levels to a...


Source: Norvasc (Amlodipine)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Muscle twitching, Hypertonia

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Posted By Jerri on May 21, 2018 @ 2:39 pm

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal pain upper, Flatulence, Eructation

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Posted By Cecelia on February 11, 2018 @ 11:11 pm

I’m so glad I had a light bulb moment to check the adverse reactions to this drugs. Five weeks of stomach discomfort, lost weight because my stomach was so bloated I couldn’t even eat. Wearing a bra was so painful. Never taking this medicine again. Hope I feel normal again soon.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Back pain, Fatigue, Thrombosis, Cardiac flutter, Depression, Disability, Gait disturbance, Muscular weakness, Oedema

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: My feet were swollen so badly I could barely walk on them. Heart palpitations, painful joints in feet, depression, EXTREME fatigue and muscle weakness. The fatigue and muscle weakness...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Depression_fatigue_fluid retension It works for my hypertension.but side effects boder me

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Fatigue, Poor quality sleep

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Headache,body aches,very tired,restless sleep Im telling doctor this is not it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Blood pressure decreased, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Been taking Amlodopine Besylate three years now and it lowered my blood pressure. However, I am a little concerned because my Bp has been recently 98/59. Feel tired now but can't sleep,...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Myocardial infarction, Sudden death, Arrhythmia, Dyspnoea, Muscular weakness, Swelling

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... doctor took him off after two weeks, his condition continued to deteroriate. He was never the same after taking this drug and died in April from what appeared to be a heart attack.This was the first m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Walking disability, Depression, Muscular weakness, Pain, Anxiety, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I posted back in Feb that I was weak and had pain. Things have gotten worse. I have such crippling depression that I am motivated to do nothing in life. Not only the weakness,...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Depression, Dyspnoea, Insomnia, Mania, Pain in extremity, Panic attack, Vision blurred

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: blurred vision, leg pain, shortness of breath, panic attacks, depression, manic episodes, can't sleep normal I am so glad I found this site for the past 2 days I have thought ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Memory impairment, Amnesia, Cough, Vision blurred

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... half-convinced i'm getting alzheimer's. I have a significantly low thyroid and while I take Synthroid, i'm not convinced it does all it should, so not sure what to attribute memory issue to, but it's ...


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