Stopped amlodipine 21 days ago and still have anxiety and low mood. I stopped this drug because of side effects i.e. really bad twitching, frequent passing urine at night and low mood (depression symptoms). I still feel not like myself. I am a 70 year old male. Thanks
How long after stopping amlodipine will I start to feel back to normal?
Question posted by Sam2211 on 26 March 2021
Last updated on 25 April 2021
Never stop taking a calcium blocker cold turkey, you should cut down slowly or you could go into hypertensive rebound. You must drop the dosage slowly.
Was it straight amlodipine that you were taking or was it a combination like amlodipine/atorvastatin or amlodipine/olmesartan? And what dosage were you taking?
Straight amlodipine has a long half life but should be out of your system in about 12-14 days.
If you're still have symptoms/side effects you'll need to discuss it with your doctor for professional advice. It may just take a little longer for them to subside but you'd also want to rule out any underlying condition.
Best regards and I hope you're feeling better quickly.
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