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User Reviews for Amlodipine

Also known as: Norvasc

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was taking amlodopine for high blood pressure and I had bad side affects which were blood in urine psychotic bad temper feeling sick all the time bringing up mucous feeling dizzy."

   
1.0

degos (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I hate the way this drug makes me feel!! I feel like I am spaced out all the time, and have no energy! When I am off it, I feel wonderful, but then the same symptoms come back if I start taking it again!! What else is out there that works to lower blood pressure!! I can stand feeling this way anymore! I want my life back! I am on 10 m/g. I feel like a zombie! Help!"

   
1.0

Burky (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 25, 2016

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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: "This blood pressure med makes me feel spacey, like I'm not here! Makes my body weak where it feels like my own legs can't carry me!! I hate the way it makes me feel!!"

   
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Burky (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 23, 2016

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Norvasc (amlodipine) for Migraine Prevention: "I had no idea my physician prescribed this to me for migraines. I was initially prescribed this for hypertension. I also have migraines, but since taking this, my headaches have decreased dramatically. I rarely have a migraine any more. It's been a blessing! I love this medication. It's worked wonders for my quality of life."

   
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MzCarrieBabyyy September 20, 2016

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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking Norvasc for probably 30 years. The first 20, the drug worked to lower my blood pressure well. In the last ten years, I've been plagued with scorching legs. It has literally ruined my life. Doctors never even had a clue and I never thought it was Norvasc that was hurting me until I had trouble a week ago getting the prescription filled I was out of for 4 days. On the 4th day without taking it, my legs were feeling pretty good. I got my prescription refilled took the pill and the next day, I was back to debilitating pain. I haven't taken it since. I am now feeling pressure in my head as I've always been prone to migraine headaches. I never got one after I started taking Norvasc. I think I'll take the migraines."

   
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pleblanc (taken for 10 years or more) September 19, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Had blood pressure issue. Another drug that I was put on didnt work. Doc suggested Amlodipine which is the generic for Norvasc. First day my bp was something like 145/90. Took new med on the afternoon late, and within 2 hours it was down to 117/70. I thought that was fast because Doc said to give it a few days to start working. Second day I noticed myself becoming edgy and almost scared. Anxiety was started creeping in. Started feeling tingling infingers and feet. The third day the tingling turned to slight numbness in those areas. I also got severe headaches to the back of my head. Legs and arms felt very weak as well. Its almost day for and im having water retention. Im coming off of this drug."

   
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Notfeelingwell1 September 9, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was put on amlodipine and had been taking it for about 2 months. I was not happy when I found that this medication could possibly react with simvastatin - so I asked the doctor to switch it - he said let it go for a couple of months to see. So I did. Blood pressure still wasn't getting close to normal - and I was also getting horrible chest pains, horrible tinnitus - seems like I was holding water. I finally got him to instead switch the amlodipine to Lisinopril/ hydrochlorothiazide 10/12.5 mg dose. By the second day of taking this my blood pressure totally returned to normal 120/80 - right around there. I was ecstatic!!! It's been about a week now on the new."

   
1.0

xizziz (taken for less than 1 month) September 6, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been taking Amlodipine 5mg along side Ramipril 10mg I have been getting pains and swelling in my legs ankles and feet and until now I thought it was because of a accident I had in 2014 but im thinking it may be the meds I'm on for high bp"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 4, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "67 yo female diagnosed with (freakishly) high blood pressure. 266/177. 10 mg. amlodipine was prescribed along with Losartan and a few others. Pressure has been under control, but the side effects have been horrendous: Swollen gums, pain in calves, dizziness, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, unusual weakness, belching, gas, cracked, dry and itchy skin, changes in my vision. Swollen feet and ankles...I could go on. My cardiologist discontinued it today and what a difference! Much, much better! Whew!"

   
5.0

Amlodisfunction (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 31, 2016

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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dlglenn2 July 19, 2016

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

   
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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."

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

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