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User Reviews for Amlodipine

Also known as: Norvasc

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For High Blood Pressure: "I began taking this amlopidine for high blood pressure about a year ago. It worked fine for several months til I started having swelling and pain in my feet and legs. I was having some attacks of gout and thought that was it that causing the problem but the pain and swelling went on long after the gout. I got to where I could hardly walk. My wife noticed that swelling was a side effect. I quit the medicine immediately, and noticed a huge difference within a week. I have been off the medicine for 3-4 mths, but still have some problems with swelling and pain although not near as severe. I have also have developed knots in my calves while on this medicine that has not went away since stopping the medicine. I fear I have irreversible damage."

   
1.0

betterbpnaturally August 25, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was put on it for high blood pressure and got terrible pains in my legs. I then started to get brown staining on my legs. Every doctor I saw said they did not know what it was and could not be a side effect of the tablet. It is I'm truly angry, my legs are a mess and the NHS no longer does veins so I ha ve been told any treatment to correct this I will have to pay for. Shame on the company and shame on those who let this terrible drug get licenced for use. Thank god I am off it but I think the makers need to sort out the consequences of this drug. I have to live with this! The company and those who prescribe this drug are making loads of money..... I on the other hand am left with disgusting legs.... So eone needs to put this right!"

Mrs fair (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 23, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was put on this for high blood pressure...developed a murmur. A very LOUD murmur. The doc suspected aortic stenosis (AS). Now, right then and there the doc should have taken me off Norvasc, because it is contraindicated for AS. I told my PA, who took me off & put me me on lisinopril. Murmur went away. (Well, until a few years later when I was put on cipro/flagyl and had a horrible time with the flagyl.)...Saturday I asked the doc if he could hear a murmur...NOPE! Very early Thursday morning as I was being admitted, I now had a murmur. Not as loud as the previous one. Hopefully, after I recover from the current nonsense, I will be able to rid myself of this murmur as well. I hope."

   
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TGImStillAlive August 22, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I suffered for three years with bleeding and red spongy gums. It got worse as time went on...even developed small painless ulcers. Finally, after going to 5 different doctors, a periodontist told me to stop Amlodipine. My gums are fine now. Of course, I had to get periodontal work done to the tune of $1125, but by that point, I would have paid double to get to the bottom of it."

   
1.0

Gardiner Jane (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 20, 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 120/70 regularly and usually in the low 100/60 or lower."

   
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Zegota (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 18, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I am 59 and have been taking amlodipine for a few years. I never realized that the pain in my ankles, feet, hands, & wrists was related. I thought it was just a matter of getting older. I also have gained weight on this medication. I've been dieting and I'm active, but the weight would not go down. I would get very tired in the afternoon. My doctor increased the medication and I wound up not being able to stand when I got out of bed. I decided to stop taking it for a few days. Almost all the pain went away and the swelling in my feet became less. I'm changing meds asap."

   
3.0

KJakes August 11, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been using Amolpodine for about 5 months. I have terrible side effects with this drug. My ankles and legs swell up and I retain water. At one stage; I gained 5 kilograms as I retained water. I just don't know what to do. I would rather not be taking any drugs but I feel I have no choice. I go to the gym 3 times a day and made life style changes to lower my blood pressure but when this did not work; I was put on the drug by my doctor. I am looking at other options."

   
1.0

Scoody August 8, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Im a 38 yr old female. I was prescribed Amlodopine 10 mg in April bc my bp was 150/99. After taking it for a week, I woke up one morning and I was having trouble walking. The doctor told me that I had Achilles tendinitis. My Achilles (back both of ankles) had swollen knots on them. Im an active person, and I knew that I hadn't injured both of my ankles at the same time. 1 month later, I went to the Sports medicine doctor who also told me that I had Achilles tendinitis. He sent me to physical therapy for 6 weeks. PT did not help me at all. I googled Achilles tendinitis & amlodipine together. A doctor did a study in 1999 that connected the 2. I stopped the amlo & 2 weeks later my ankles were 70% back to normal."

   
5.0

Shandre August 5, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Did nothing for Bp but does cause ankles and feet to swell a lot. Thought I gained weight (happily) nope, it was the fluid retention caused by amlodipine. That's not great because fluid retention can make Bp rise."

   
1.0

Still searching August 4, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Wow. Doc gave me 5mg to be taken daily. Took it for one month - a month that shall live in infamy. Extreme eye pressure, dizziness, affected my gait while walking, and I've never been so tired in my life. I'm a 63 year old athlete who cross country skis, skates, and roller skis. I knew something was drastically wrong and stopped it cold turkey. Within 24 hours I had no dizziness, my energy was better. By day 2, no pressure behind the eyes. I'm sure experiences vary depending on your body chemistry, but this stuff was killing me a day at a time. Hope your experience is better than mine, but I'd encourage you to listen to your body."

   
1.0

Amlodistroke August 4, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "47 yo male tried Ramipril first which was great at reducing blood pressure but also turned me into a zombie, foggy head and constantly tired and I believe bad interaction with Lipitor. Have been taking Amlodipine for 2 months and the side-effects are way less but not totally gone. Have had trouble sleeping, some tiredness, constant numbness/tingling in left hand and weight gain (assuming water gain?). Trying to tough it out but may end up not taking BP meds at all. (Was in the 140/90ish range when starting the drugs).The side effects do not make me feel right."

   
6.0

BFLO July 29, 2016

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

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

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