With higher dosages of amlodipine, I have experienced rather pronounced peripheral edema. This happened 2 yrs ago. It was restarted recently at the lowest dosage, and no peripheral edema is evident. The macular edema started up about the same time as the current round of amlodipine was begun. Could there be a connection?
You can view a comprehensive and accurate list of side-effects for amlodipine here:
Amlodipine is generally well-tolerated at dosages up to 10 mg per day. Most side effects reported were of mild or moderate severity and were dose-related. Headache and edema are the most common side effects.
There are no reports of cystoid macular edema. There are reports of abnormal vision, conjunctivitis, diplopia, and eye pain.
- Amlodipine Information for Consumers
- Amlodipine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amlodipine (detailed)
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