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A study for a 77-year old woman who takes Norvasc

Summary: 16,839 female patients aged 77 (±5) who take the same drug are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 77 year old female patient who has Hypertension - medication related. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

On Feb, 27, 2015: 16,839 females aged 72 (±5) who take Norvasc are studied

Norvasc outcomes

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Dry Eye (lack of adequate tears)32 (0.29% of females aged 72 (±5) who take the drug)

(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)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Dry Eye in Hypertension - Medication Related1 (33.33% of females aged 72 (±5) who have Hypertension - medication related)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Dry Eye in Norvasc32 (0.29% of females aged 72 (±5) who take Norvasc)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Norvasc is effective22.22%
(4 of 18 people)
17.65%
(6 of 34 people)
13.33%
(2 of 15 people)
52.17%
(12 of 23 people)
44.74%
(17 of 38 people)
64.71%
(11 of 17 people)
50.00%
(9 of 18 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DizzinessPyrexia (fever)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Pneumonia Aspiration (bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pyrexia (fever)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Interstitial Lung DiseaseHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedUlcer (stomach ulcer)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Fall
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Gingival Hyperplasia (overgrowth of gums)DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Back PainBlood Uric Acid IncreasedOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Asthenia (weakness)
DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Platelet Count DecreasedPainSkin UlcerSepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Dizziness
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Anaemia (lack of blood)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Rash Erythematous (redness of the skin)Dermatosis (a disease of the skin, esp. one that does not cause inflammation)Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Chest PainDiarrhoeaHypertension (high blood pressure)AnxietyTumour Lysis Syndrome (a group of metabolic complications that can occur after treatment of cancer, these complications are caused by the breakdown products of dying cancer cells)DizzinessOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Rash (redness)DizzinessAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Drug HypersensitivityVomiting
PainPain In ExtremityCachexia (loss of weight)Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedFallHaemorrhage (bleeding)Enuresis (repeated inability to control urination)Drug Ineffective
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)DizzinessVomitingOsteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)Anaemia (lack of blood)Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)Diarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- support group for people who take Norvasc and have Dry Eye
- support group for people who have Dry Eye and Hypertension - medication related
- support group for people who have Hypertension - Medication Related
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- support group for people who take Norvasc

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