Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Impotence (Erection problems)?
Summary: Impotence is found among people who take Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Hydrochlorothiazide, and have High blood pressure.
We study 17,555 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 94 have Impotence. Find out below who they are, when they have Impotence and more.
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Amlodipine besylate has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 19,098 Amlodipine besylate users)
Impotence (powerlessness) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, hair loss, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 31,457 Impotence patients)
On Feb, 17, 2015: 17,555 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 94 people (0.54%) have Impotence.
Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Impotence * :
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Gender of people who have Impotence when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
Age of people who have Impotence when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
Severity of Impotence when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
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How people recovered from Impotence ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (35 people, 37.23%)
- High blood pressure (15 people, 15.96%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (12 people, 12.77%)
- Gout (10 people, 10.64%)
- Open wound (10 people, 10.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Hydrochlorothiazide (21 people, 22.34%)
- Lisinopril (19 people, 20.21%)
- Lipitor (15 people, 15.96%)
- Aspirin (15 people, 15.96%)
- Ambien (12 people, 12.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Started Amlodipine 5mg about 5 years ago with no side effects and BP controlled until last year when increase noted. Dosage increased to 10mg Aug 2014. Unexpected surgery for bowel obstruction in Sept 2014 took toll on health for 4-6 weeks and also led to very swollen legs and ankles. GP reduced Amlodipine to 5mg again but BP stayed high, although swelling reduced! so prescribed Ramipril 2.5mg along with Amlodipine 5mg a month ago. Almost immediately started to notice hair loss which has steadily got worse in last few weeks and some ankle swelling again. Is medication mix causing hair loss or is it delayed reaction to surgery/anaesthesia?
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pc_bob on May, 21, 2014:
The very first thing they ask you to do is to get your weight down to near normal. This has a double benefit: It will lower your blood pressure and it will (or should) help with the ED. There are no guarantees however. EVERY drug has side effects. Some are major, others may be benign. But, combining drugs, as we are often forced to do, introduces yet another round of possible side effects! I try to minimize the total number of drugs I take, currently I'm on Losartan 100 mg, Omeprazole 20 mg, Testosterone injections 400 mg and soon amlodipine besylate ?mg. If Amlodipine doesn't start helping in a month or two, I will insist my doctor switch to an Ace Inhibitor.
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