Review: could Amlodipine Besylate cause Fluid Retention?


Summary

Fluid retention is found among people who take Amlodipine Besylate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypertension . We study 19,134 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 72 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Amlodipine Besylate

Amlodipine besylate has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Amlodipine besylate 24,489 users)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 33,890 Fluid retention patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

19,134 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine Besylate.
Among them, 72 people (0.38%) have Fluid Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amlodipine besylate cause Fluid retention?

Time on Amlodipine Besylate when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 61.54 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Amlodipine Besylate *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Amlodipine Besylate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 7.14 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.79 %
  • 40-49: 10.71 %
  • 50-59: 16.07 %
  • 60+: 64.29 %

Severity if Fluid Retention when taking Amlodipine Besylate **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

How people recovered from Fluid Retention **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (20 people, 27.78%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (9 people, 12.50%)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (9 people, 12.50%)
  • Angina Pectoris (6 people, 8.33%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (5 people, 6.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (16 people, 22.22%)
  • Furosemide (15 people, 20.83%)
  • Allopurinol (13 people, 18.06%)
  • Metformin Hcl (9 people, 12.50%)
  • Aspirin (8 people, 11.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pleural Effusion (12 people, 16.67%)
  • Dyspnoea (12 people, 16.67%)
  • Pneumonia (9 people, 12.50%)
  • General Physical Health Deterioration (9 people, 12.50%)
  • Cardiac Failure (9 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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