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Amlodipine Side Effects

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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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Amlodipine Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Amlodipine reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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.
Overdose, Hypotension, Respiratory Failure, Pulmonary Oedema, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain Upper, Sinus Tachycardia, Leukocytosis
This is a report of a 20-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IN, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: suicide attempt, who was treated with Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: 400 Mg, (40 Tablets Of Amlodipine 10 Mg), start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Overdose
  • Hypotension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Leukocytosis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine Besilate treatment in male patients, resulting in overdose side effect.

Hemiplegic Migraine, Hypertension, Hot Flush, Pollakiuria, Erythema, Palpitations, Hypoaesthesia
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Besylate Hemiplegic Migraine, Hypertension, Hot Flush, Pollakiuria, Erythema, Palpitations, Hypoaesthesia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,neurogenic bladder and used Amlodipine Besylate (dosage: 5 Mg) starting Dec 07, 2013. Soon after starting Amlodipine Besylate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Hypertension
  • Hot Flush
  • Pollakiuria
  • Erythema
  • Palpitations
  • Hypoaesthesia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Mirabegron (50 Mg, Qd)
  • Extavia
  • Fultium
  • Hydroxocobalamin
Although Amlodipine Besylate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as hemiplegic migraine, may still occur.

Choking, Lip Swelling, Throat Irritation, Urinary Tract Disorder, Somnolence
This Choking, Lip Swelling, Throat Irritation, Urinary Tract Disorder, Somnolence problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On 2012 this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: 5 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Amias (4 Mg, Qd)
When commencing Amlodipine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Choking
  • Lip Swelling
  • Throat Irritation
  • Urinary Tract Disorder
  • Somnolence
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as choking, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Toxicity To Various Agents
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
This opens a possibility that Amlodipine treatment could cause the above reactions, including toxicity to various agents, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Toxicity To Various Agents
A 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Amlodipine (amlodipine) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine (amlodipine) treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quetiapine (quetiapine)
  • Lisinopril (lisinopril)
  • Acetaminophen (paracetamol)
  • Bupropion (bupropion)
This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Amlodipine (amlodipine).

Overdose, Shock, Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Metabolic Acidosis, Feeling Hot, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Hyperdynamic Left Ventricle, Hyperlipidaemia
A 47-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Amlodipine (amlodipine)(dosage: 350.0000000 - Mg - Oral). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Overdose
  • Shock
  • Muscle Contractions Involuntary
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Feeling Hot
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Hyperdynamic Left Ventricle
  • Hyperlipidaemia
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Amlodipine (amlodipine) efficacy: NA.The patient was hospitalized.

Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion
In this report, Amlodipine Besylate Tablets was administered for the following condition: NA.A 51-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) started Amlodipine Besylate Tablets treatment (dosage: NA) on NS.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Completed Suicide
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Citalopram
  • Lamotrigine Tablets
  • Risperidone
  • Naltrexone
  • Levothyroxine
  • Esomeprazole
Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Amlodipine Besylate Tablets treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Joint Swelling, Local Swelling, Asthenia, Feeling Abnormal, Nausea, Disturbance In Attention, Osteitis, Speech Disorder
This is a report of the following Amlodipine Besilate side effect(s):
  • Joint Swelling
  • Local Swelling
  • Asthenia
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Nausea
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Osteitis
  • Speech Disorder
A 66-year-old female patient from GB (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: hypertension and received a treatment with Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: Unk) starting: 201310.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Indapamide (Unk)
  • Bendroflumethiazide (Unk)
This report suggests that a Amlodipine Besilate treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).


This Amlodipine report was submitted by a 49-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Amlodipine was administered (dosage: NA) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
    Other drugs used simultaneously:
    • Lisinopril (lisinopril)
    • Benzonatate
    • Benztropine
    • Cocaine (cocaine)
    • Trazodone
    Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Amlodipine treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

    Hemiplegic Migraine, Pollakiuria, Hypertension, Hot Flush, Erythema, Palpitations, Hypoaesthesia
    This is a report of a possible correlation between Amlodipine Besilate use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
    • Hemiplegic Migraine
    • Pollakiuria
    • Hypertension
    • Hot Flush
    • Erythema
    • Palpitations
    • Hypoaesthesia
    which could contribute to an assessment of Amlodipine Besilate risk profile.A 49-year-old female consumer from GB (weight: NA) was suffering from hypertension,neurogenic bladder and was treated with Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: 5 Mg, Unk) starting Dec 07, 2013.Other concurrent medications:
    • Mirabegron (50 Mg, 1x/day)
    • Extavia
    • Fultium
    • Hydroxocobalamin


    Hypotension, Hypoxia, Loss Of Consciousness, Metabolic Acidosis, Toxicity To Various Agents, Dialysis, Aggression, Crystalluria, Hypokalaemia
    A 34-year-old male patient from GB (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Amlodipine (amlodipine) (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Hypotension
    • Hypoxia
    • Loss Of Consciousness
    • Metabolic Acidosis
    • Toxicity To Various Agents
    • Dialysis
    • Aggression
    • Crystalluria
    • Hypokalaemia
    The treatment was started on NS. Amlodipine (amlodipine) was used in combination with the following drugs:
    • Doxazosin (doxazosin)
    • Co-codamol
    • Temazepam (temazepam)
    • Diazepam (diazepam)
    • Citalopram (citalopram)
    • Ethylene Glycol
    • Perindopril
    This report could alert potential Amlodipine (amlodipine) consumers.

    Grand Mal Convulsion
    In this report, a 69-year-old female patient from GB (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Amlodipine (amlodipine) side effect.The patient was diagnosed with hypertension,convulsion. After a treatment with Amlodipine (amlodipine) (dosage: NA, start date: Dec 14, 2013), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Grand Mal Convulsion
    The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
    • Mysoline (primidone) (250 Mg 2 In 1 D)
    • Lansoprazole (lansoprazole)
    The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Amlodipine (amlodipine) treatment.

    Completed Suicide
    This is a report of a 94-year-old female patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED (weight: NA), who used Amlodipine (dosage: NA) for a treatment of NA. After starting a treatment on NS, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Completed Suicide
    The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Amlodipine treatment
    • Atenolol
    The patient was hospitalized.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Amlodipine treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Completed Suicide.

    Completed Suicide
    This completed suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 96-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Amlodipine/benazepril (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Amlodipine/benazepril the consumer reported the following symptoms:
    • Completed Suicide
    The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine/benazepril.

    Completed Suicide
    This is a Amlodipine side effect report of a 93-year-old male patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
    • Escitalopram
    , and developed a serious reaction and a completed suicide side effect. The patient presented with:
    • Completed Suicide
    which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine treatment in male patients suffering from NA, resulting in completed suicide.

    Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, Photosensitivity Reaction, Livedo Reticularis
    This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Besilate subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood pressure increased and used Amlodipine Besilate (dosage: 5 Mg, Unk) starting Dec 10, 2012. Soon after starting Amlodipine Besilate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
    • Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
    • Photosensitivity Reaction
    • Livedo Reticularis
    Drugs used concurrently:
    • Ramipril (Unk)
    • Atorvastatin (Unk)
    • Lantus (Unk)
    • Novorapid (Unk)
    Although Amlodipine Besilate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, may still occur.

    Choking, Lip Swelling, Throat Irritation, Somnolence, Urinary Tract Disorder
    This choking problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypertension.On 2012 a consumer started treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: 5 Milligram Daily;). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
    • Amias (4 Milligram Daily;)
    When commencing Amlodipine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
    • Choking
    • Lip Swelling
    • Throat Irritation
    • Somnolence
    • Urinary Tract Disorder
    Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as choking, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.


    This is a Amlodipine Besylate Tablets side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Amlodipine Besylate Tablets (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
    • Lisinopril Tablets
    • Insulin
    • Acetaminophen W/hydrocodone
    Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
      This opens a possibility that Amlodipine Besylate Tablets could cause death and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

      Accidental Exposure To Product
      A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED with the following symptoms: NA started Amlodipine treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
      • Accidental Exposure To Product
      . Concurrently used drugs:
      • Metoprolol
      • Trazodone
      The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amlodipine side effects, such as accidental exposure to product.

      Completed Suicide
      This completed suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 90-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
      • Metoprolol
      .When starting to take Amlodipine the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
      • Completed Suicide
      These side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine.

      Completed Suicide
      This is a report of a 87-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
      • Mirtazapine
      • Metoprolol
      and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
      • Completed Suicide
      which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine treatment in female patients, resulting in completed suicide side effect.

      Completed Suicide
      This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Completed Suicide side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 87-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
      • Completed Suicide
      Drugs used concurrently:
      • Mirtazapine
      • Metoprolol
      Although Amlodipine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as completed suicide, may still occur.

      Completed Suicide
      This Completed Suicide problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 87-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
      • Lorazepam
      • Donepezil
      • Acetaminophen/hydrocodone
      • Levothyroxine
      When commencing Amlodipine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
      • Completed Suicide
      The 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 completed suicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

      Completed Suicide
      This is a report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
      • Atenolol
      Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
      • Completed Suicide
      This opens a possibility that Amlodipine treatment could cause the above reactions, including completed suicide, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

      Completed Suicide
      A 44-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Amlodipine Besylate Tablets treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine Besylate Tablets treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
      • Completed Suicide
      Concurrently used drugs:
      • Pravastatin Sodium Tablets Usp
      • Gemfibrozil
      • Atenolol
      • Insulin
      • Salicylate
      This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Amlodipine Besylate Tablets.

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      Top 10 Amlodipine Side Effects for Women

      Women Side EffectsReports
      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

      Top 10 Amlodipine Side Effects for Men

      Men Side EffectsReports
      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

      NDC0054-0100
      TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
      Proprietary NameAmlodipine Besylate
      NameAmlodipine Besylate
      Dosage FormTABLET
      RouteORAL
      On market since20070709
      LabelerRoxane Laboratories, Inc
      Active Ingredient(s)AMLODIPINE BESYLATE
      Strength(s)2.5
      Unit(s)mg/1
      Pharma ClassCalcium Channel Antagonists [MoA],Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker [EPC],Dihydropyridines [Ch

      More About Amlodipine

      Side Effects reported to FDA: 6664

      Amlodipine safety alerts: No

      Reported deaths: 546

      Reported hospitalizations: 1653

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