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Amlodipine

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Satisfaction
7
5.3  Effectiveness
3.3  Side Effects
5.4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Amlodipine side effects and 2 Amlodipine benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is amlodipine and brand name is Norvasc.

The active ingredient of this medication is amlodipine besylate.
It is manufactured by Pfizer.

It is primarily used in treating high blood pressure and angina (chest pain).
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Effectiveness of Amlodipine by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Amlodipine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 97.1% 2.9% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 91.4% 8.6% 0%
Blood Pressure 2.9% 14.3% 40% 14.3% 28.6%
Breathing 0% 8.6% 91.4% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 97.1% 0% 2.9%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 2.9% 97.1% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 2.9% 94.3% 0% 2.9%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 91.4% 2.9% 5.7%
Energy 0% 5.7% 82.9% 11.4% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 97.1% 2.9% 0%
Memory 0% 2.9% 97.1% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 2.9% 94.3% 2.9% 0%
Pain 2.9% 8.6% 82.9% 5.7% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 97.1% 2.9% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 5.7% 88.6% 5.7% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 8.6% 80% 11.4% 0%
Stress Level 0% 2.9% 94.3% 2.9% 0%
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Commonly Reported Amlodipine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 91.4% 5.7% 0% 0% 2.9%
Asthma 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 84.6% 3.8% 11.5% 0% 0%
Constipation 85.2% 0% 14.8% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Depression 96.3% 3.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 94.3% 5.7% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 91.2% 2.9% 5.9% 0% 0%
Fatigue 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Headache 91.4% 2.9% 0% 2.9% 2.9%
Irregular Heartbeat 92.9% 0% 7.1% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 80.8% 3.8% 3.8% 11.5% 0%
Loss of Taste 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 94.3% 0% 2.9% 0% 2.9%
Sensitivity to Light 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Amlodipine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
Cough 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 84.6% 7.7% 3.8% 3.8% 0%
Discolored Urine 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Heartburn 92.3% 0% 3.8% 3.8% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 95% 0% 5% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 90.9% 6.1% 3% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 89.5% 0% 5.3% 5.3% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 91.3% 0% 4.3% 4.3% 0%
Stuffy Nose 96.2% 0% 0% 3.8% 0%
Swelling of Extremities 91.3% 0% 0% 8.7% 0%
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Episodes since taking Amlodipine
Since taking Amlodipine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Blindness 2.2%
Fall 4.3%
Hospitalization 2.2%
Seizure 2.2%
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User Comments about Amlodipine
16 Mar 2012 i haven't been taking this long, but just don't feel'right' with it.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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27 Nov 2011 Very bad reaction. Within minutes of 1st dose had severe headache. This was followed by violent sickness. Rang emergency doctor. She took my BP as 181/121 & called an ambulance. I ended up in A& E until 3am until they could get it back down. I was very jerky & my body was not dealing with it at all. Now on Ramipril. After 2 weeks on 2.5mg and no change - still 161/100, I have just had dosage increased to 5mg. Am waiting to see if any results.
   —Posted by Evil drug
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24 Jul 2010 Although this medication works well for my hypertension, it usually gives me shoulder pain and because of that, I can't lift my arm up. Also, I have leg pain sometimes and can't stnad up once I sit down. Stiff leg. I take it in combination with captopril
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24 Jul 2010 Amlodipine 10mg is the right medication for my Hypertension, but sometimes it gives me severe headaches.
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05 Jul 2010 Personally, I didn't feel any changes for the time I have been using this medication. All what I know is, combined with my diabetes medication, I lost a lot of weight, and I have generalized body weakness
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