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This is a study of Norvasc for a 76 year old female patient who has Hypertension - medication related. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 16,427 female patients aged 76 (±5) who take the drug from FDA and social media.

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Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 72

Gender: female

Conditions: Hypertension - medication related

Drugs taking:
- Norvasc - EQ 5MG BASE (amlodipine besylate)

Side effects have: most severe dry eye

On Feb, 7, 2014: 16,427 females aged 72 (±5) who reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc are studied

Trend of Norvasc's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (3290516)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
among females aged 72 (±5) who take the drug
Dry Eye (lack of adequate tears)30 (0.27%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

SymptomNumber of reports
among females aged 72 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Dry Eye in Hypertension - Medication Related1 (100.00%)

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 72 (±5) in the use of Norvasc:

Side effectNumber of reports
Asthenia (weakness)1,704
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)1,627
Diarrhoea1,265
Vomiting1,254
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)1,024
Dizziness798
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)765
Fall751
Pain665
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)616

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 72 (±5) in long term use of Norvasc:

Side effectNumber of reports
Anxiety44
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)40
Fall25
Pain25
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)24
Dizziness21
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)21
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)18
Abdominal Pain18
Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased17

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  • Recently Dxd w/ toxic multinodular goiter/hyperthyroidism. Fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Had to titrate off Savella 100 mg. BID due to hyperthyroidism. Now all above symptoms have worsened. Because thyroid blood work was in normal range ( although I had been on low iodine diet for 2 months, which should keep in normal range) endocrinologist said see me in six months! No instructions, no explanations. Can't find much about Plummer's online! Had bad reaction during uptake scan & ER said due to RAI. If levels had been high on blood work following scan results, Dr wanted to do RAI Ablation. I am a.) Afraid of worse reaction; b.) Ablation not working, having to be repeated; c.) Ultimately having to have thyroid removed surgically.
    I need to know my options! What should I be doing now? Anger and aggression, plus crying all the time are taking over my life. Savella was like a miracle drug for my fibromyalgia, but since it was an SNRI I am wondering how much of my problems is from stopping that. I did titrate off professionally, but had been on it over 3 years. Also wondering if it, hyperthyroidism or both are reason I am on four bp meds as cardiologist says heart is healthy. No history of stroke or seizures.
    Is there anyone out there who can give me direction? Every day is worse. Also having injections in c- spine to determine if neurological surgery w/ help w/ spinal cord compression. First was done Monday.
    Eyes also not focusing! Fibromyalgia or hyperthyroidism? Dr says I have 20/20 in each eye individually & field vision test okay. Still can't see TV or anything up close such as cosmetic needs for face! Nothing helps close vision. Glasses will help distance clear enough for now.

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