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Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Irregular heartbeat (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Irregular heartbeat is found among people who take Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Furosemide, and have High blood pressure. We study 17,579 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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 19,122 Amlodipine besylate users)

Irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,180 Irregular heartbeat patients)

On Apr, 30, 2015: 17,573 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 199 people (1.13%) have Irregular Heartbeat.

Trend of Irregular heartbeat in Amlodipine besylate reports

Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Irregular heartbeat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irregular heartbeat48.08%30.77%0.00%5.77%11.54%1.92%1.92%

Gender of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

FemaleMale
Irregular heartbeat67.49%32.51%

Age of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%0.00%2.68%3.57%6.70%28.57%58.48%

Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irregular heartbeat5.00%65.00%30.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irregular heartbeat16.67%0.00%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (117 people, 58.79%)
  2. Ingrowing nail (51 people, 25.63%)
  3. Arthralgia (45 people, 22.61%)
  4. Convulsion (45 people, 22.61%)
  5. Blood triglycerides increased (45 people, 22.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (83 people, 41.71%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (77 people, 38.69%)
  3. Xanax (72 people, 36.18%)
  4. Lisinopril (71 people, 35.68%)
  5. Losartan potassium (71 people, 35.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I have had 2 ocular migraines with elevated blood pressure this month. Could it be the Zantac? I took one last night for heartburn and had an ocular migraine this morning. Lately I have had a lot of flushing of the face and wake up with my face flushed in the morning although my blood pressure has been normal. I have had heartburn since taking the Lopressor and Norvasc and that is why I started on the Zantac OTC. I used to have ocular migraines about 30 years ago and they were related to decongestants.

    Reply

    Carmie on Jan, 26, 2015:

    I am wondering if any of the above drugs could be causing my flashing lights type migraine. I do not have any severe pain with this. Could it be drug interaction and which one is causing the flushing of the face and heartburn. It did not start until I started the Lopressor and Norvasc.

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • i have heart palpitation in every five minutes.

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