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Norvasc Side Effects

Common Norvasc Side Effects


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

Dizziness (238)
Blood Pressure Increased (195)
Oedema Peripheral (192)
Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled (165)
Headache (161)
Hypertension (154)
Death (126)
Cerebrovascular Accident (122)
Fatigue (118)
Dyspnoea (116)
Nausea (115)
Malaise (114)
Pain (104)
Fall (99)
Myocardial Infarction (96)
Hypotension (93)
Asthenia (92)
Chest Pain (89)
Diarrhoea (83)
Joint Swelling (82)

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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.

Norvasc Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Norvasc 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 Norvasc 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.
Aortic Stenosis
This is a report of a 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Norvasc (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Aortic Stenosis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Norvasc treatment in male patients, resulting in aortic stenosis side effect.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Anxiety
This report suggests a potential Norvasc Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Norvasc (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Norvasc the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Anxiety
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Dilantin (Unk)
  • Vistaril (Unk)
Although Norvasc demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, may still occur.

Colon Cancer, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Protein Urine Present
This Colon Cancer, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Protein Urine Present problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 83-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On 2013 this consumer started treatment with Norvasc (dosage: 2.5 Mg X 2 Tablets Once Daily, In The Morning). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Blopress (Unk)
  • Azilva (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Lasix (Unk)
  • Natrix (Unk)
  • Livact (Unk)
  • Dai-kenchu-to (Unk)
  • Ferromia (Unk)
When commencing Norvasc, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Colon Cancer
  • Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled
  • Protein Urine Present
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as colon cancer, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.


This is a report of a 97-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from EC. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and was treated with Norvasc (dosage: 5 Mg, Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
    This opens a possibility that Norvasc treatment could cause the above reactions, including death, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


    Blood Pressure Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Chest Discomfort
    A 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Norvasc Od treatment (dosage: 5 Mg, 1x/day) on NS. Soon after starting Norvasc Od treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
    • Blood Pressure Increased
    • Heart Rate Increased
    • Chest Discomfort
    Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Norvasc Od.

    Myalgia
    A 64-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: hypertension,back disorder,blood cholesterol increased and was treated with Norvasc(dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
    • Myalgia
    Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Norvasc efficacy:
    • Hydrocodone (325 Mg, As Needed)
    • Zetia (10 Mg, 1x/day)


    Oedema
    In this report, Norvasc was administered for the following condition: NA.A 58-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA) started Norvasc treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
    • Oedema
    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 Norvasc treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

    Gangrene, Infection
    This is a report of the following Norvasc side effect(s):
    • Gangrene
    • Infection
    A 77-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Norvasc (dosage: Unk) starting: NS.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
    • Lipitor (Unk)
    • Neurontin (Unk)
    • Lyrica (Unk)
    This report suggests that a Norvasc treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

    Cardiac Disorder
    This Norvasc report was submitted by a 93-year-old female consumer from EC (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: hypertension,major depression and Norvasc was administered (dosage: 5 Mg, 2x/day) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
    • Cardiac Disorder
    Other drugs used simultaneously:
    • Zoloft (50 Mg, 1x/day)
    Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Norvasc treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

    Fall, Ankle Fracture, Hip Fracture
    This is a report of a possible correlation between Norvasc use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
    • Fall
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    which could contribute to an assessment of Norvasc risk profile.A 76-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from NA and was treated with Norvasc (dosage: Unk) starting NS.Other concurrent medications:
    • Lipitor (Unk)
    • Neurontin (Unk)
    • Lyrica (Unk)


    Dyspnoea, Headache
    A 64-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Norvasc (dosage: Unk) experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Dyspnoea
    • Headache
    The treatment was started on NS. Norvasc was used in combination with the following drugs:
    • Lisinopril (Unk)
    This report could alert potential Norvasc consumers.

    Abdominal Distension, Sensation Of Heaviness, Weight Increased
    In this report, a 50-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Norvasc side effect.The patient was diagnosed with blood pressure abnormal,glucose tolerance impaired. After a treatment with Norvasc (dosage: 5 Mg, Daily, start date: 2013), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Abdominal Distension
    • Sensation Of Heaviness
    • Weight Increased
    The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
    • Metformin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
    The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Norvasc treatment.

    Oedema Peripheral
    This is a report of a 52-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Norvasc (dosage: 5 Mg, 2x/day) for a treatment of coronary artery disease. After starting a treatment on Jan 02, 2014, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Oedema Peripheral
    The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Norvasc treatment
    • Nitrostat (Unk)
    • Tylenol Pm (Unk)
    • Imdur (Unk)
    • Clonazepam (Unk)
    • Aspirin (Unk)
    • Mevacor (Unk)
    • B-12 (Unk)
    • Plavix (Unk)
    Taken together, these observations suggest that a Norvasc treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Oedema Peripheral.

    Abdominal Distension, Sensation Of Heaviness
    This abdominal distension side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 50-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood pressure abnormal. The patient was prescribed Norvasc (dosage: 5 Mg, 1x/day), which was started on 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Norvasc the consumer reported the following symptoms:
    • Abdominal Distension
    • Sensation Of Heaviness
    These side effects may potentially be related to Norvasc.

    Respiratory Tract Infection
    This is a Norvasc side effect report of a 87-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from PE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Norvasc (dosage:10 Mg, 1x/day, start time: 2006), combined with:
    • Lantus
    • Lasix
    • Glucerna
    , and developed a serious reaction and a respiratory tract infection side effect. The patient presented with:
    • Respiratory Tract Infection
    which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Norvasc treatment in female patients suffering from hypertension,diabetes mellitus, resulting in respiratory tract infection.

    Cerebrovascular Accident
    This report suggests a potential Norvasc cerebrovascular accident side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 95-year-old female patient from EC (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypertension,dementia alzheimer^s type and used Norvasc (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day) starting 200002. Soon after starting Norvasc the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
    • Cerebrovascular Accident
    Drugs used concurrently:
    • Exelon (1.5 Mg, Unk)
    Although Norvasc demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as cerebrovascular accident, may still occur.


    This death problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from PE. A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Norvasc (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Norvasc, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
      Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

      Gastric Disorder
      This is a Norvasc side effect report of a 80-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from PE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Norvasc (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
      • Gastric Disorder
      This opens a possibility that Norvasc could cause gastric disorder and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

      Overdose, Completed Suicide, Toxicity To Various Agents
      A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: hypertension started Norvasc treatment (dosage: 60 Df, Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Norvasc treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
      • Overdose
      • Completed Suicide
      • Toxicity To Various Agents
      . Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Norvasc side effects, such as overdose.

      Ear Pain, Headache, Feeling Abnormal
      This ear pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 29-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Norvasc (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day), which was started on 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
      • Ranitidine (150 Mg, 2x/day)
      • Tramadol (Unk)
      .When starting to take Norvasc the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
      • Ear Pain
      • Headache
      • Feeling Abnormal
      These side effects may potentially be related to Norvasc.

      Pain
      This is a report of a 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Norvasc (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
      • Lipitor (Unk)
      • Protonix (Unk)
      • Zoloft (Unk)
      • Zoloft (Unk)
      and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
      • Pain
      which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Norvasc treatment in female patients, resulting in pain side effect.

      Blood Urine
      This report suggests a potential Norvasc Od Blood Urine side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Norvasc Od (dosage: 5 Mg, Daily) starting NS. Soon after starting Norvasc Od the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
      • Blood Urine
      Drugs used concurrently:
      • Bayaspirin
      Although Norvasc Od demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as blood urine, may still occur.

      Pain, Local Swelling
      This Pain, Local Swelling problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,blood cholesterol increased. On NS this consumer started treatment with Norvasc (dosage: 2.5 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
      • Crestor (Unk)
      When commencing Norvasc, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
      • Pain
      • Local Swelling
      Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

      Pneumonia
      This is a report of a 92-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from PH. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Norvasc (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
      • Pneumonia
      This opens a possibility that Norvasc treatment could cause the above reactions, including pneumonia, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

      Food Allergy
      A 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Norvasc treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Norvasc treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
      • Food Allergy
      Concurrently used drugs:
      • Cipro (Unk)
      • Ranitidine (Unk)
      • Fosamax (Unk)
      This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Norvasc.

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      Why Your Notes are Important

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      You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

      Medicine Name and Dosage:
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      Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

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      Norvasc Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

      NDC0069-1520
      TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
      Proprietary NameNorvasc
      NameAMLODIPINE BESYLATE
      Dosage FormTABLET
      RouteORAL
      On market since19920731
      LabelerPfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer 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

      Norvasc Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

      Side Effects reported to FDA: 4161

      Norvasc safety alerts: No

      Reported deaths: 452

      Reported hospitalizations: 1351

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