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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.
Bromhidrosis
This is a report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA, start time: Mar 18, 2013), combined with:
  • Losartan (Started On Admission)
  • Omeprazole
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Bromhidrosis
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 bromhidrosis side effect.

Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Insomnia, Joint Swelling
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Insomnia, Joint Swelling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Anxiety
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Swelling
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Omeprazole
  • Co-codamol (30/500)
  • Atorvastatin
  • Aspirin
Although Amlodipine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as pain in extremity, may still occur.

Palpitations, Pain In Extremity, Arthralgia, Tendonitis
This Palpitations, Pain In Extremity, Arthralgia, Tendonitis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On Feb 15, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine, 2.5 Mg, Camber (dosage: Taken By Mouth). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Amlodipine, 2.5 Mg, Camber, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Palpitations
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Arthralgia
  • Tendonitis
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as palpitations, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Overdose, Hypotension, Oliguria, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Creatinine Increased, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Protein Urine Present, Haematuria, Renal Disorder
This is a report of a 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Amlodipine/atenolol (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Overdose
  • Hypotension
  • Oliguria
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
  • Protein Urine Present
  • Haematuria
  • Renal Disorder
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Amlodipine/atenolol treatment could cause the above reactions, including overdose, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, Shock, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Bradycardia, Hypoglycaemia, Metabolic Acidosis
A 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Amlodipine treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Shock
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Metabolic Acidosis
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Amlodipine.

Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Shock, Sinus Bradycardia, Blood Pressure Immeasurable, Hyperkalaemia, Cardiac Arrest, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis
A 35-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Amlodipine (amlodipine)(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Overdose
  • Shock
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Blood Pressure Immeasurable
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Lactic Acidosis
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Amlodipine (amlodipine) efficacy:
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)
  • Verapamil (verapamil)
The patient was hospitalized.

Vertigo, Vomiting
In this report, Amlodipine Besilate,benazepril Hydrochloride was administered for the following condition: hypertension.A 56-year-old female consumer from GB (weight: NA) started Amlodipine Besilate,benazepril Hydrochloride treatment (dosage: NA) on Apr 14, 2013.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Amlodipine Besilate,benazepril Hydrochloride treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Pruritus, Urticaria, Acarodermatitis
This is a report of the following Amlodipine side effect(s):
  • Pruritus
  • Urticaria
  • Acarodermatitis
A 75-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: hypertension and received a treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: By Mouth) starting: 201311.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Glipzine
  • Atenolol
  • Losartan
  • Allopurinol
  • Lonatadine
  • Diphenydramine
This report suggests that a Amlodipine treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Pulseless Electrical Activity, Shock, Sinus Bradycardia, Renal Failure Acute, Hyperkalaemia, Lactic Acidosis, Hypoglycaemia
This Amlodipine (amlodipine) report was submitted by a 35-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Amlodipine (amlodipine) was administered (dosage: NA) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Pulseless Electrical Activity
  • Shock
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Hypoglycaemia
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)
  • Verapamil (verapamil)
  • Insulin (insulin)
The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Amlodipine (amlodipine) treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Hypertensive Crisis, Dyspnoea, Hypercholesterolaemia, Hypertriglyceridaemia, Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased, Proteinuria, Fluid Retention, Blood Albumin Decreased
This is a report of a possible correlation between Amlodipine (amlodipine) use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Dyspnoea
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Hypertriglyceridaemia
  • Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased
  • Proteinuria
  • Fluid Retention
  • Blood Albumin Decreased
which could contribute to an assessment of Amlodipine (amlodipine) risk profile.A 68-year-old female consumer from DE (weight: NA) was suffering from NA and was treated with Amlodipine (amlodipine) (dosage: NA) starting NS.Other concurrent medications:
  • Metformin (metformin) (1500 Mg (500 Mg,3 In 1 D))
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (hydrochlorothiazide)
The patient was hospitalized.

Hypoalbuminaemia, Oedema
A 81-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: hypertension and after a treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Hypoalbuminaemia
  • Oedema
The treatment was started on Apr 22, 2009. Amlodipine was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized.This report could alert potential Amlodipine consumers.

Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, Cardiac Arrest, Cardiogenic Shock, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Sinus Bradycardia, Hypoglycaemia
In this report, a 35-year-old male patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Amlodipine Besylate side effect.The patient was diagnosed with NA. After a treatment with Amlodipine Besylate (dosage: NA, start date: NS), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Hypoglycaemia
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Verapamil Extended Release
The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Amlodipine Besylate treatment.

Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Shock, Hypoglycaemia
This is a report of a 59-year-old male patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED (weight: NA), who used Amlodipine Besylate (dosage: NA) for a treatment of NA. After starting a treatment on NS, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Shock
  • Hypoglycaemia
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Amlodipine Besylate treatment
  • Simvastatin 40 Mg
  • Metformin
  • Lisinopril
The patient was hospitalized.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Amlodipine Besylate treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, Renal Failure Acute, Lactic Acidosis, Shock, Hypoglycaemia.

Periodontitis, Loose Tooth, Gingival Erythema, Gingival Swelling, Purulence
This periodontitis side effect was reported by a health professional from IT. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. The patient was prescribed Amlodipine Sandoz (dosage: 10 Mg, Qd), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Amlodipine Sandoz the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Periodontitis
  • Loose Tooth
  • Gingival Erythema
  • Gingival Swelling
  • Purulence
These side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine Sandoz.

Product Quality Issue
This is a Amlodipine-benzapril side effect report of a 62-year-old male patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Amlodipine-benzapril (dosage:NA, start time: Dec 16, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a product quality issue side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Product Quality Issue
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine-benzapril treatment in male patients suffering from hypertension, resulting in product quality issue.

Joint Swelling, Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Insomnia
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine joint swelling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old male patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypertension and used Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Joint Swelling
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Anxiety
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Co-codamol (30/500)
  • Atorvastatin
  • Omeprazole
  • Aspirin
Although Amlodipine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as joint swelling, may still occur.

Dizziness, Fatigue, Hypertension, Product Substitution Issue
This dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypertension.On Feb 01, 2014 a consumer started treatment with Amlodipine And Benazepril 10-40 Mg (dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Amlodipine And Benazepril 10-40 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Product Substitution Issue
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Palpitations, Fatigue, Malaise, Depression, Dizziness, Pollakiuria, Constipation, Abdominal Distension, Weight Increased
This is a Amlodipine Besylate side effect report of a 66-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood pressure increased and was treated with Amlodipine Besylate (dosage: NA) starting Jan 15, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fish Oil
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Malaise
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Pollakiuria
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Weight Increased
This opens a possibility that Amlodipine Besylate could cause palpitations and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Intentional Overdose, Lactic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Bradycardia, Hypoglycaemia, Shock, Suicide Attempt
A 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Amlodipine treatment (dosage: 30 Amlodipine 10-mg Tablets (300 Mg)) on NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Shock
  • Suicide Attempt
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Simvastatin
  • Lisinopril (30 Lisinopril 10-mg Tablets (300 Mg))
  • Metformin (60 Metformin?500-mg Tablets (30 G))
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amlodipine side effects, such as intentional overdose.

Blood Disorder, Weight Increased, White Blood Cell Disorder, Red Blood Cell Abnormality
This blood disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood pressure.The patient was prescribed Amlodipine+benazepril (dosage: One Qam), which was started on 201206. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Thorazine
.When starting to take Amlodipine+benazepril the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Blood Disorder
  • Weight Increased
  • White Blood Cell Disorder
  • Red Blood Cell Abnormality
These side effects may potentially be related to Amlodipine+benazepril.

Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt, Sinus Bradycardia, Renal Failure Acute, Hyperkalaemia, Lactic Acidosis, Shock
This is a report of a 35-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: Approximately Ingested 30 Amlodipine 5-mg Tablets (150 Mg), start time: NS), combined with:
  • Verapamil (Approximately Ingested 57 Verapamil Extended Release 180-mg Tablets (10.26 G))
  • Metoprolol (Approximately Ingested 47 Metoprolol 25-mg Tablets (1.18 G))
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Shock
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amlodipine treatment in male patients, resulting in intentional overdose side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Metabolic Acidosis, Hypotension, Hyperglycaemia, Angioedema, Suicide Attempt
This report suggests a potential Amlodipine Metabolic Acidosis, Hypotension, Hyperglycaemia, Angioedema, Suicide Attempt side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Amlodipine (dosage: One Dose) starting NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Hypotension
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Angioedema
  • Suicide Attempt
Drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Amlodipine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as metabolic acidosis, may still occur.

Bromhidrosis
This Bromhidrosis problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,surgery. On Mar 18, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Amlodipine (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Omeprazole
  • Losartan (Started On Admission)
When commencing Amlodipine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Bromhidrosis
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as bromhidrosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Lip Swelling
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and was treated with Amlodipine (dosage: NA) starting Mar 21, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Swelling Face
  • Eye Swelling
  • Lip Swelling
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Amlodipine treatment could cause the above reactions, including swelling face, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

Shock, Respiratory Failure, Renal Failure Acute, Pulmonary Oedema, Overdose, Heart Rate Increased, Respiratory Rate Increased, Oxygen Saturation Decreased
A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IN with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Amlodipine (amlodipine) (amlodipine) treatment (dosage: 50 Tablets (strenght: 5 Mg)) on NS. Soon after starting Amlodipine (amlodipine) (amlodipine) treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Shock
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Overdose
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Respiratory Rate Increased
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Amlodipine (amlodipine) (amlodipine).

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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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