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User Reviews for Amlodipine

Also known as: Norvasc

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have not had any issues with this drug. I've been taking it for over 3 years..I do know that when I eat right, and put less salt in my system, my blood pressure get's really low, like two numbers at the top and bottom, so I will take it every other day which will regulate it to 120/80"

   
9.0

dlglenn2 July 19, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "swelling feet ankles breathing problems chest pain .... bad medicine"

   
6.0

logxxx July 14, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "This prescription helped with my blood pressure immensely but had my legs and ankles really swollen all the time. I asked my doctor to take me off and he did. Her prescribed me another medication and it's working fine. Thank God I don't have the swelling of my legs and ankles and scraggly actually can walk or exercise with no discomfort."

   
5.0

CALI62GIRL (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 14, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I had eye pain migraines and nausea. I lost weight because of the nausea also."

   
1.0

Jubb July 9, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "After taking this several weeks I began smelling smoke..It was almost unbearable. After several more weeks searching for an answer. I discovered other people who had experienced smelling smoke and traced it to a chemical/ mineral (?) Di-calcium chloride, or phrosphoric acid or magnesium phosphate. .. there are many names for this compound.. It keeps product from seperating like; nut butters, orange juice , frappicinos, over the counter drugs ,liquid vitamins ( sublingual B12 my experience). In Amlodipine the insert very fine print smelling smoke was listed as a side effect. It took more than 4 weeks after quitting before the smoke smell left me. But for this side effect I was pleased with its effectiveness."

   
8.0

Aunt Susie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 2, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "11 weeks ago I took just one single tablet of Amlodipine for blood pressure. It brought down BP nicely within 2 hours but the side effects the night after where horrendous, nauseous, felt like all the blood vessels in my head were going to burst. Stopped taking tablets straightaway but still have pain on one single spot on right side of my head after 11 weeks as if a blood vessel is damaged. Very worrying and not nice to be waking up at night with this weird pain in my head. Wish I had never taken that tablet and am waiting for referral to a neurologist to find out what's going on."

Lianep July 2, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have had high blood pressure for over five years and this includes treatment with numerous medication and supplements. Two months ago I was prescribed Amlodipine for high blood pressure, I had headaches and dizziness with being physically tired. Today I do not have the headaches, but occasionally experience dizziness if I move fast, or get up from setting, or lying down. Usually only last a few minutes at a time, but I must sincerely and happily let those who read these comments that this medication works. My blood pressure even on other medications such as Atenolol did not work as good, my blood pressure was normally between 140 and 150 everyday. Today it is hitting below 130 regularly and usually in the low 120 or even below."

   
10

Zegota June 28, 2016

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Norvasc (amlodipine) for Migraine Prevention: "I get migraines every day. Been taking 2.5 mg of Norvasc for about 6 months and still getting migraines everyday. Does not seem to be helping."

   
6.0

mom151231 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 25, 2016

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For Migraine Prevention: "Last summer I was in the hospital because of a stroke. To stabilize my blood pressure my Dr. used 4 different pills including amlodipine. I once got migraines once a month or more. I haven't had one in 11months. I think they're gone and I DON'T MISS THEM AT ALL. Thank you for amlodipine."

   
10

Anonymous June 23, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "My Dr. told me that my BP and Cholesterol were high. He prescribed Amlodipine Besylate 5mg and Statin. I did a research on the drugs and found some horrible reviews. I put the drugs somewhere and started a lifestyle change through dieting and going to the gym. After a week I did a BP check at a Pharmacy and my BP was very high so I went home, started the Amlodipine. I started feeling dizzy, had headaches, back pain and weak. I stopped using it when a friend mentioned Moringa Bitters. I tried it for three days and went for BP check, I found out that my BP was very high. However, I noticed that all the symptoms associated with the Amlodipine stopped when I was taking the Moringa. I am confused though."

   
2.0

HealthandMight (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking Amlodipine for about 3 years now, I also have MS so some of the side effects I have been having I put down to MS. I have been under the hospital for really bad tongue and mouth ulcers, for the last 2.5 years and also under the hospital for a badly bloated stomach, I look like I am 7 or 8 months pregnant, (both side effects) all tests have come back ok. My balance is terrible and recently had two bad falls in a week! I have constant ringing in my ears, cramp in my feet at night, feel tired and have to have a sleep most afternoons, Swollen feet and ankles. Researching the side effects of Amlodipine has made me realise all these symptoms are probably due to this awful drug. Will be seeing doc next week to get it changed"

   
5.0

Wedoline May 31, 2016

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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: "-Not a very good one. Complained to Drs . About dry mouth,diarrhea, and numbness in toes. Tingling at tip of fingers. They dismissed it as nothing. The numbness has progressed to my foot,legs,hands,arms. Have trouble walking without a cane because I loose my balance and have fallen many times."

   
1.0

Lilgrama (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 23, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking this medication in the 10mg form for about a month and a half. I was having severe side effects from using Benicar over the past 5 years and asked my doctor to place me on another medication. After about three weeks I noticed redness, dry and dark circles under my eyes, had feelings of depression, hallucinations, insomnia, irritability, and a racing heart beat at times. My fiancé told me that on one occasion while sleeping on my back I stopped breathing for a few seconds. I have vivid dreams and wake up with brief sleep paralysis. I also have been itching a small dry patch of skin on my back. I'm 37, and work out 2-3 times per week. My BP is usually around 120-30/90. I'm going to have my doctor switch me to another med."

   
6.0

Kevin W. May 18, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was prescribed Amlodipine for high blood pressure. It brought it down to normal. However, the side effects were terrible: frequent urination, constipation followed 10 minutes later by uncontrollable diarrhea, blurry vision, cough, fatigue and sleepiness. When I would go out, I would not take the medicine. I found out that Amlodipine was causing my problems when I took an airplane flight. I did not take it because I did not want to go to the bathroom when we were flying. I didn't take it for 2 days and almost all my symptoms disappeared. I took it again and all the problems came back so I stopped taking it. O was put on Clonidine and that did not lower my BP but gave me a cough and sleepiness."

   
1.0

Jan Pol (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 17, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "severe stomach pain, severe leg cramps, burning chest,unable to eat, weight loss, red painful swollen knees,dizziness,chest pain,nausea,hairloss"

   
1.0

k&M (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 14, 2016

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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: "After being hospitalized for very high BP that my other medications weren't able to control -- I was prescribed .5 of Norvasc. Within 3 hours, my BP was down to 70/ 52, and continued to drop to 68/ 42 with my pulse going as low as 40 bpm. I came very close to calling 911, but after a couple of hours of drinking water -- I was able to get the BP up to around 90/65. Obviously I will not take this medicine again -- and feel that the side effect for it wasn't given"

   
1.0

Tailwindfox (taken for less than 1 month) May 10, 2016

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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: "I was prescribed Amlodipine 5mg, within six to seven hours I had ringing in my ears.My GP persuaded me to persevere, as it was thought the side effect would go away. It didn't ! I carried on with the dreadful medication for six weeks, and then ditched it ! Five weeks later I still have the tinnitus.! How can drug companies be allowed to ruin people's lives - admittedly, tinnitus was stated as one of the side effects, but I was given to believe the side affects would be temporary, not permanent, as seems to be the case ! I hate this medication ! If I am lucky enough to have the tinnitus disappear, I will repost later ! For the time being I would say ' BEWARE ' !"

jotee (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 9, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was prescribed Amlodipine for high blood pressure, and within six hours of taking the first tablet, developed severe tinnitus. I was advised to persevere with the medication, as the symptons often subside - they did not! After six weeks I ditched the dreadful Amlodipine, but still have tinnitus five weeks later, plus very unpleasant migraine type headaches ( something I had never had before ! ) Beware !"

   
1.0

Jotee May 6, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Worst BP med ever, I was like a zombie on it and gained weight very fast,"

   
1.0

oceanpalm May 6, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "My Doctor put me on 10 mg of Amplodipine for high blood pressure.But he had to take it down to 2.5 mg because I was getting dizzy and had double vision While it does bring my bp down the side effects are just to much to handle. One hour after taking this medication I get extreme anxiety along with head aches and not sleeping very well at night like I used to. I also noticed a lot of fatigue.I will be asking my doctor to take me off this medication and switch it to some thing with less side effects........."

   
3.0

Fran 63 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 1, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I switched to amlodipine after dry cough from lisinoprel. Cough decreased in frequency but still persists years later. On amlodipine I really went downhill, severe joint pain every joint is affected and leg and ankle swelling are really terrible. Achy all the time most especially in low back and legs to the point I simply can not walk anymore. I take a few steps and the legs ache so bad they lock up and I must rest to take another step. Eventually I get home but really I can't even walk anymore and have gained weight and flab.losartan is not lowering my bp and I really feel death would be a kinder more desirable event. Who wants to live with this chemical straight jacket 24/7? The fatigue is so constant I look forward to going to bed."

   
1.0

Closer2death (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 29, 2016

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For Migraine Prevention: "I have had hormonal migraines sine I was 17. I would have horrible migraines through my menstrual cycle each month. I developed high blood pressure & my doctor prescribed Linsinopril & when that didn't lower it enough he added Amlodipine. I took it for about 9 months and never had a migraine which was wonderful. BUT, I developed waves of severe fatigue and was feeling crappy all over much of the time. I developed swelling in my feet & ankles & my diastolic blood pressure was almost 100 all the time. I researched the medicines I've been taking & decided to monitor my blood pressure & stop the Amlodipine. I instantly felt better & my blood pressure actually went down. Don't know if migraine will return. Not worth the side effects!"

   
4.0

Mspamz (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 18, 2016

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For Coronary Artery Disease: "I was prescribed 10mg Amlodipine to treat Coronary artery spasm after 2 myocardial infarctions at 35 and 37 years. First came nausea, which lasted about 2 weeks, however, the chronic insomnia and horrific, extremely vivid nightmares began almost immediately and are still persisting even though I stopped taking it about 6 days ago. Another side effect I experienced was extremely stiff and sore feet - I thought I had developed painful arthritis overnight and walking on them was horrible. I also experienced extreme fatigue all day every day, making it near impossible to care for my three children at home who are all under school age. I thought I was losing my mind. Feeling a bit better every day. This was a very scary experience for me."

   
1.0

carmenrecall (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I took Norvasc for three years. I feel that I have lost my passion for life and any motivation to do anything. By careful dieting, mostly portion control, I have been able to lose over 10% of my weight and my BP dropped. I asked my doctor if I could stop my BP med. he approved that as long as I monitor my BP at home. I stopped it about a week ago and I feel better each day. I didn't know that my feeling of depression was due to the Norvasc but I'm starting to come back to life."

   
8.0

Quilting teacher (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 8, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I would like to let everyone know that this medication did not work for me. It did not control my blood pressure well at the same time the side effect did permanent damage on both of legs. My feet started tingling and very sensitive. Now my feet hurts. Pain and numbness I still feel even though I have stopped this medication two weeks ago. This medication might work for you. ** If you take this medication and if you get tingling or your feet gets sensitive, immediately call the doctor and discontinue taking this medication. ** My opinion is that they should not be prescribing this medication in this country."

   
1.0

Do not take amlodipine. (taken for less than 1 month) March 18, 2016

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