Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Fluid retention?
Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.
We study 17,397 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 17,397 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 73 people (0.42%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.08% of all the 88,830 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.
Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Fluid retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fluid retention||33.33%||58.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||8.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Fluid retention when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Fluid retention||54.43%||45.57% |
Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Fluid retention||0.00%||0.00%||7.94%||0.00%||1.59%||7.94%||12.70%||69.84% |
Severity of Fluid retention when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fluid retention||33.33%||50.00%||0.00%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (17 people, 23.29%)
- Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 13.70%)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (8 people, 10.96%)
- Angina pectoris (7 people, 9.59%)
- Polyuria (5 people, 6.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (22 people, 30.14%)
- Aspirin (16 people, 21.92%)
- Furosemide (14 people, 19.18%)
- Allopurinol (12 people, 16.44%)
- Potassium chloride (11 people, 15.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My mother has had a lot of improvement compared to how she was in and out of the hospital about every 3 months for congestive heart failure. She looks well now, but has been having memory problems and strange behavior again since her Lasix was increased from 10mg twice a day to 20mg twice a day for about 2 weeks now. She was improving with her combination of Phosphatidylserine 100 Plus (helps improve cognitive functions that decline with age),5mg Aricept (for Dementia Alzh. Type), 10mg Namenda (for Dementia Alzh. Type), Vitamin B Complex and 2000mg of Omega 3 Fish Oil. Because of her weight going up and down & some swelling of her feet, her Lasix was increased. In the past her dosage of Lasix was much higher especially while in the hospital. Make me wonder if large dosages of Furosemide eventually contributes to Alzheimer's.
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