I started taking amlodipine last August (2014) and have recently been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. About 2 months after starting this I had pins and needles in my leg and feet, this continued, and also numbness after more months. I never considered it could be a side effect, but after all this time and have now had various tests (EMG and nerve conduction tests) it transpires I have peripheral neuropathy. Having read that this COULD be a side effect of amlodipine (although fairly rare) I wonder if anyone else has suffered this. It seemed to come on not long after starting this medication. Would appreciate any information
I've been on it for about 6 years but don't have a problem.
When were your Folate levels last checked?
I took the first dose, and my BP spiked, after a few days I developed pins and needles in legs and hands, and then slight body tremors.
I am planning to go to a neurologist to get checked, but I suspect it may be because of norvasc since I didn’t have anything like this before taking this medicine.
- Amlodipine Information for Consumers
- Amlodipine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amlodipine (detailed)
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