Common Amlodipine Side Effects


The most commonly reported Amlodipine side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Completed Suicide (524)
Hypotension (480)
Dizziness (322)
Overdose (303)
Oedema Peripheral (280)
Nausea (238)
Toxicity To Various Agents (237)
Dyspnoea (234)
Headache (232)
Fatigue (219)
Renal Failure Acute (213)
Blood Pressure Increased (187)
Rash (168)
Shock (158)
Malaise (157)
Hypertension (156)
Vomiting (156)
Intentional Overdose (152)
Asthenia (152)
Suicide Attempt (151)

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Amlodipine Side Effects Reported to FDA



Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9940934
Joint Swelling, Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Insomnia
This is a report of a 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: 10 Mg, Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Co-codamol (30/500)
  • Atorvastatin
  • Omeprazole
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Joint Swelling, Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Insomnia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine Besilate treatment in male patients, resulting in Joint Swelling side effect.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9940873
Bromhidrosis
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Besilate Bromhidrosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,surgery and used Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: Unk) starting
Mar 18, 2013. After starting Amlodipine Besilate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: BromhidrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Losartan (25 Mg, Unk)
Although Amlodipine Besilate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Bromhidrosis, may still occur.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9940799
Headache, Blood Pressure Increased
This Headache problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Amlodipine Besilate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Headache, Blood Pressure IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9938019
Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Insomnia, Joint Swelling
This Pain In Extremity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 59-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Co-codamol
  • Omeprazole
.After starting to take Amlodipine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Insomnia, Joint SwellingThese side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9938018
Local Swelling, Fatigue
This is a report of a 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Buscopan
  • Fentanyl
  • Fybogel
  • Liquifilm Tears
  • Omeprazole
  • Oramorph
  • Acidex Suspension
  • Pregabalin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Local Swelling, Fatigue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine treatment in male patients, resulting in Local Swelling side effect.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9938014
Bromhidrosis
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Bromhidrosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting
Mar 18, 2013. After starting Amlodipine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: BromhidrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Losartan
  • Omeprazole
Although Amlodipine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Bromhidrosis, may still occur.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9935352
Joint Swelling, Local Swelling, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Pain
This Joint Swelling problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: 10 Mg, Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Amlodipine Besilate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Joint Swelling, Local Swelling, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, PainAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Joint Swelling, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9931519
Overdose, Shock, Pleural Effusion, Renal Failure Acute, Dizziness, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Neutrophil Percentage Increased
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from IN. A 28-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine (drug dosage: (tablets)), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Amlodipine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Overdose, Shock, Pleural Effusion, Renal Failure Acute, Dizziness, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Neutrophil Percentage IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine. The patient was hospitalized.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9929262
Hypotension, Hypoxia, Heart Rate Increased, Respiratory Rate Increased, Central Venous Pressure Increased, Blood Urea Increased, Respiratory Failure, Pleural Effusion, Vasodilatation
This is a report of a 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IN, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Amlodipine (amlodipine) (dosage: (50 Dosage Forms, Oral), start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypotension, Hypoxia, Heart Rate Increased, Respiratory Rate Increased, Central Venous Pressure Increased, Blood Urea Increased, Respiratory Failure, Pleural Effusion, Vasodilatation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine (amlodipine) treatment in female patients, resulting in Hypotension side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9929085
Overdose, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Oedema, Renal Failure Acute, Respiratory Failure, Hypotension, Shock
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine (amlodipine) Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IN was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Amlodipine (amlodipine) (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Amlodipine (amlodipine) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Overdose, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Oedema, Renal Failure Acute, Respiratory Failure, Hypotension, ShockAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Amlodipine (amlodipine) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9928901
Renal Failure Acute, Dyspnoea At Rest, Cough, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Hypoventilation, Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Failure
This Renal Failure Acute problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from ES. A 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine And Olmesartan Medoxomil (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Seguril
  • Bisoprolol(bisoprolol)(5 Milligram)(bisoprolol)
  • Simvastatin(simvastatin)(20 Milligram)(simvastatin)
  • Boi-k(aspartic Acid, Potassium Ascorbate)(aspartic Acid, Potassium Ascorbate)
  • Zyloric(allopurinol)(allopurinol)
When using Amlodipine And Olmesartan Medoxomil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Renal Failure Acute, Dyspnoea At Rest, Cough, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Hypoventilation, Respiratory Failure, Cardiac FailureThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Renal Failure Acute, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9925327
Pulmonary Embolism, Hypertensive Crisis, Glomerulonephritis Membranous, Deep Vein Thrombosis
This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a physician from DE. A 68-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine Besilate (drug dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day, 1-0-0), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin Hcl (500 Mg, 3x/day, 1-1-1)
  • Ramipril (2.5 Mg, 1x/day, 1-0-0)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (25 Mg, 1x/day, 1-0-0)
.After starting to take Amlodipine Besilate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pulmonary Embolism, Hypertensive Crisis, Glomerulonephritis Membranous, Deep Vein ThrombosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine Besilate. The patient was hospitalized.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9925159
Urticaria
This is a report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 19, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Urticaria after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine treatment in female patients, resulting in Urticaria side effect.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9924414
Suicide Attempt, Loss Of Consciousness, Toxicity To Various Agents, Hypotension, Lethargy, Respiratory Distress, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Hyperglycaemia, Renal Failure Acute
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine (amlodipine) Suicide Attempt side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Amlodipine (amlodipine) (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Amlodipine (amlodipine) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suicide Attempt, Loss Of Consciousness, Toxicity To Various Agents, Hypotension, Lethargy, Respiratory Distress, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Hyperglycaemia, Renal Failure AcuteAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Fluoxetine
  • Metformin (metformin)
  • Oxycodone
  • Simvastatin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Trazodone (trazodone)
  • Verapamil Hcl
  • Valsartan
The patient was hospitalized. Although Amlodipine (amlodipine) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicide Attempt, may still occur.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9920781
Headache
This Headache problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 49-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jan 24, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Paracetamol
  • Senna
  • Simvastatin
  • Alfuzosin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Lactulose
  • Aspirin
  • Ramipril
When using Amlodipine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: HeadacheAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9919238
Shock, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Renal Failure Acute, Hyperglycaemia, Respiratory Failure, Pleural Effusion, Intentional Overdose
This Shock side effect was reported by a physician from Country Not Specified. A 28-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Amlodipine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Shock, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Renal Failure Acute, Hyperglycaemia, Respiratory Failure, Pleural Effusion, Intentional OverdoseThese side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine. The patient was hospitalized.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9919136
Foetal Growth Restriction, Low Birth Weight Baby, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from AU, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension,pre-eclampsia, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Aspirin
  • Candesartan Cilexetil
  • Hydralazine Hydrochloride
  • Labetalol Hydrochloride
  • Methyldopa
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Perindopril
  • Nifedipine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Foetal Growth Restriction, Low Birth Weight Baby, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine treatment in male patients, resulting in Foetal Growth Restriction side effect.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9918736
Non-cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedema, Renal Failure Acute, Overdose, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Respiratory Failure, Pleural Effusion, Hypotension, Shock
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Non-cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IN was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Amlodipine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Non-cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedema, Renal Failure Acute, Overdose, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Respiratory Failure, Pleural Effusion, Hypotension, ShockAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Amlodipine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Non-cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedema, may still occur.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9918726
Headache
This Headache problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 49-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Oct 16, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Clopidogrel
  • Fluoxetine
  • Alfuzosin
  • Losartan/losartan Potassium
  • Ramipril
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Ibuprofen
  • Simvastatin
When using Amlodipine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: HeadacheAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9916636
Back Pain, Pain, Palpitations, Hiatus Hernia, Condition Aggravated
This Back Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine (amlodipine) (drug dosage: (5 Mg), Oral), which was initiated on 201311. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lansoprazole (lansoprazole)
.After starting to take Amlodipine (amlodipine) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Back Pain, Pain, Palpitations, Hiatus Hernia, Condition AggravatedThese side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine (amlodipine).
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9915895
Myocardial Infarction, Palpitations
This is a report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 18, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Myocardial Infarction, Palpitations after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine treatment in female patients, resulting in Myocardial Infarction side effect.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9915881
Myocardial Infarction, Palpitations
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 18, 2014. After starting Amlodipine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myocardial Infarction, PalpitationsAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Amlodipine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9915821
Pemphigoid, Symblepharon
This Pemphigoid problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine (no Pref. Name) (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Tafluprost Topical (no Pref. Name)
  • Atenolol (no Pref. Name)
  • Simvastatin
When using Amlodipine (no Pref. Name), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pemphigoid, SymblepharonAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pemphigoid, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9914272
Hypotension, Presyncope
This Hypotension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from IT. A 85-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine Besilate (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Furosemide (furosemide)
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
  • Cardioaspirin
.After starting to take Amlodipine Besilate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hypotension, PresyncopeThese side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine Besilate.
Amlodipine Side Effect Report#9913997
Completed Suicide, Toxicity To Various Agents
This is a report of a 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Amlodipine (amlodipine) (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Zolpidem (zolpidem)
  • Fluoxetine (fluoxetine)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide, Toxicity To Various Agents after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine (amlodipine) treatment in male patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.


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The appearance of Amlodipine on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Amlodipine Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Hypotension 271
Completed Suicide 224
Dizziness 184
Overdose 178
Nausea 173
Headache 161
Oedema Peripheral 151
Toxicity To Various Agents 134
Dyspnoea 126
Fatigue 116

What are common Amlodipine Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Completed Suicide 268
Hypotension 203
Dizziness 136
Renal Failure Acute 128
Oedema Peripheral 126
Overdose 122
Dyspnoea 103
Fatigue 102
Toxicity To Various Agents 97
Bradycardia 92

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    Amlodipine Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0054-0100
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name Amlodipine Besylate
    Name Amlodipine Besylate
    Dosage Form TABLET
    Route ORAL
    On market since 20070709
    Labeler Roxane Laboratories, Inc
    Active Ingredient(s) AMLODIPINE BESYLATE
    Strength(s) 2.5
    Unit(s) mg/1
    Pharma Class Calcium Channel Antagonists [MoA],Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker [EPC],Dihydropyridines [Ch

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 6664

    Amlodipine safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 546

    Reported hospitalizations: 1653

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